Volunteering Update: Still no word from Childrens. And I'm still working on finding a new organization.
I've really enjoyed the video called "7 Up" we've been watching in class. It's interesting to see how the kids change so much from year to year. It's funny how you can still tell who they are even 7 years later, but a lot of their thoughts and views have changed. Also, it seems like kids' either got into the school they wanted to and are sticking to "the plan" or they decided not to go to school and don't really seem to have a lot of ambition at all. The one thing I don't understand about the movie is that at the beginning and end of every segment the narrator says "give me a child when he is seven and I'll give you the man." Originally I thought the author/person doing the study was going to observe a group of 7 year olds and then make predictions about what they would be like years later. However, it seems like it's only a documentary and he's not making any hypotheses or predictions about how the children will change over time. It is still interesting to see how different kids answer questions differently, but I think it may have been more interesting if the person/people carrying out the study would have made some predictions before interviewing them a second or third time.