If at First You Don't Succeed ... You Don't Succeed (1971)

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Examines the implications for education, of research by child psychologists into the capacity of infants for solving complex problems, which suggests that if this potential in the child is not developed within the first five years of its life, the damage is irreversible. Version in colour for sale only. First transmitted in 1971

If the mother does badly in bringing up her child in the first five years of life, then the child has almost no chance of success in school. 40% of our children fail at school. This film shows what we can do if we have the will.

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