Why have we chosen this model to begin with?
- This model is long term in nature, beginning in 1954.
- This model uses field researchers only, placing more emphasis on a background in teaching than in research techniques.
- This model’s sampling is culturally, economically and religiously diverse, involving thousands of children from throughout the world.
- This model is practical in nature. Much of the theoretical and developmental frameworks, themes, and research findings can be replicated in diverse religious settings (e.g. Baha’i) for further experimentation.