Month: February 2015

Boys falling behind in education around the world

By Dr. Gijsbert Stoet, Reader in Psychology, University of Glasgow  Together with Professor David Geary of the University of Missouri (USA), we published a paper in the journal Intelligence about gender gaps in education. One of the interesting findings is that in the majority of countries participating in the Programme for International Student Assessment, girls …

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Tackling educational inequity: between and beyond school improvement

By Chris Chapman Traditionally, we have focused on change within schools. This has delivered some returns: at worst – tactically ratcheting up test scores at the expense of capacity building and at best – increasing schools’ capacity to manage change for the longer term. In addition, improving the learning level is crucial and within-school approaches …

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