Media

Television coverage

Sky News Report on East Asia comparison

ESRC Impact Award coverage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJzW2C1fAhI

Newspaper coverage

1.      The Guardian – Editorial, ‘Overhauling exams: lessons in nostalgia’. 17th September 2012. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2012/sep/17/overhauling-exams-lessons-in-nostalgia-editorial#start-of-comments

2.      BBC News website, ‘No evidence for England’s schools falling behind’. 7th December 2011. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16054654

3.      The Guardian, ‘Top of the flops: has England really tumbled down school league tables?’. 7th December 2011. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/mortarboard/2011/dec/07/schools-michaelgove

4.      The London Evening Standard, ‘No evidence of pupil exam decline’. 7th December 2011. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.standard.co.uk/newsheadlines/no-evidence-of-pupil-exam-decline-6375735.html

5.      The New Statesman, ‘The Tories’ manipulation of education statistics’. 30th July 2012. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/tories-manipulation-education-statistics?quicktabs_most_read=0l

6.      The Times Educational Supplement, ‘Gove accused of building upon shaky PISA foundations’. 11th November 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6298801

7.      Report Magazine, ‘A world of ideas’. January 2013. Accessed 17/01/13 from http://www.atl.org.uk/publications-and-resources/report/2013/2013-january-international-comparisons.asp

8.      The Huffington Post, ‘England’s poor performance rubbished’. 7th December 2011. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/07/englands-poor-pisa-performance-rubbished_n_1133451.html

 9.      Wales Online, ‘Education experts call for changes after Wales suffers in PISA assessment’. 7th January 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education-news/2012/01/07/education-experts-call-for-changes-after-wales-suffers-in-pisa-assesment-91466-30074746/

10.  Times Educational Supplement, ‘Can our schools raise their standards by emulating high achieving systems abroad?’. 9th March 2012. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/tsl/TES_STEM_20120309/index.php?startid=5

11.  The Daily Post, ‘Still lessons to be learnt from flawed PISA’. 10th January 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-north-wales-news/cardiff-news/2012/01/10/still-lessons-to-be-learnt-from-flawed-pisa-says-professor-55578-30090180/

12.  The New Statesman, ‘How Michael Gove manipulated education statistics’. 8th November 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2012/11/how-michael-gove-manipulated-education-statistics

13.  The Guardian – Editorial, ‘Michael Gove: failing the test’. 21st June 2012. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/21/michael-gove-test-editorial

 14.  BBC News, ‘Bright pupils from poor backgrounds lag two years behind rich’. 29th June 2012. Accessed 17/01/2013 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18644830

15The Guardian, ‘Rich, bright students still ahead’. 29th June 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/10312571

16.  The Daily Telegraph, ‘Poor pupils two years behind wealthier class mates at 15’. 29th June 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9362870/Poor-pupils-two-years-behind-wealthier-classmates-at-15.html

17.  The Financial Times, ‘Unemployment set to impede social mobility’. 29th June 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3eabaab0-c12f-11e1-8179-00144feabdc0.html

18.  The Huffington Post, ‘Rich children two years ahead of poorer classmates, IoE survey finds’. 29th June 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/29/rich-children-two-years-ahead-poorer-classmates_n_1636701.html

19.  The London Evening Standard, ‘Rich, bright students still ahead’. 29th June 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.standard.co.uk/panewsfeeds/rich-bright-students-still-ahead-7897451.html

 20.  Teaching Times, ‘Huge gap in reading scores between bright children in top and bottom social groups’. 29th June 2012. Accessed 17/12/12 from http://www.teachingtimes.com/news/gap-top-bottom-social-groups.htm

 21.  The National Literacy Trust, ‘Clever pupils from disadvantaged households two years behind wealthier peers in reading’. 4th July 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/4730_clever_pupils_from_disadvantaged_households_two_years_behind_wealthier_peers_in_reading

22.  The Times Educational Supplement – Letters, ‘Grappling with the attainment gap’. 6th July 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6259988

23.  Glasgow Herald, ‘Poverty gap teaching appeal’. 8th July 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/education/poverty-gap-teaching-appeal.18048578

24.  The Times Educational Supplement Pro, ‘Achievement gap is wide even at the top’.10th August 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6266890

25.  BBC Radio – Interview with Victoria Derbyshire, 29th June 2012. Available from http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01k75f2/Victoria_Derbyshire_29_06_2012/ 1hr 8mins

26.  The Times Higher Education Supplement, ‘Report highlights access benefit for children of graduates’. 14th December 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=422138&c=1

27.  The Huffington Post, ‘Chance of attending university still influenced by parents’ education’. 14th December 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/12/14/parents-still-influence-university-chance_n_2298821.html

28.  The Daily Express, ‘Parents influence uni chances’. 14th December 2012. Accessed 18/12/12 from http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/364697/Parents-influence-uni-chances-

29.  The BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21535055

 30.  Telegraph: Bright secondary school pupils two years behind peers in the Far East (page lead) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9885577/Bright-pupils-falling-two-years-behind-peers-in-Far-East.html

 31.  The Times: Cleverest maths pupils ‘fall behind children in Far East’ (page lead) – available only to subscribers

 32.  Daily Mail: English pupils two years behind the Chinese in maths by the age of 16 (page lead) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282577/English-pupils-years-Chinese-maths-age-16.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

 33.  Independent: Maths pupils trail those in the Far East http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/english-pupils-two-years-behind-asian-peers-in-maths-8505821.html

 34.  Financial Times: Bright pupils behind Asian peers in maths, study finds – subscribers only

 35.  Sun: Brainiest kids trail to Orient success http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4807080/Brainiest-kids-in-England-are-TWO-YEARS-behind-their-peers-in-the-Far-East.html

 36.  The Press Association also produced a report on the findings which was carried by

 37.  The Guardian: Star maths pupils in England two years behind Asian peers by age 16 http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/feb/22/maths-pupils-england-behind-chinese

 38.  The Guardian/Observer

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/22/league-tables-pupils-behind-maths

39.  TES http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6320366

40.  Evening Standard: Maths results gap ‘widens with age’

http://www.standard.co.uk/panewsfeeds/maths-results-gap-widens-with-age-8506173.html

41.  Wales online: Maths results gap ‘widens with age’

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/2013/02/22/maths-results-gap-widens-with-age-91466-32858567/

42.  Caemarfon Herald: Maths results gap ‘widens with age’

http://www.caernarfonherald.co.uk/caernarfon-county-news/uk-world-news/2013/02/22/maths-results-gap-widens-with-age-88817-32858571/

43.  Engineering and Technology Magazine: UK maths students two years behind foreign rivals

http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2013/feb/maths-students.cfm

44Web India: 16-year-old English pupils two years behind Chinese counterparts in maths

http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/World/20130222/2161104.html

45.  Asian Scientist: 16-Year-Old English Kids Two Years Behind Asian Peers, Study

http://www.asianscientist.com/academia/16-year-english-kids-two-years-behind-asian-peers-2013/

46.  Bay Ledger: Maths students in England lag behind Asian peers

http://www.blnz.com/news/2013/02/22/Maths_students_England_behind_Asian_ef9b.html

47.  Today Online (Singapore): Star maths pupils in England two years behind Asian peers by age 16

http://www.todayonline.com/world/europe/star-maths-pupils-england-two-years-behind-asian-peers-age-16-study

48.  India Vision: A 16-year-old English pupils two years behind Chinese counterparts in maths
http://www.indiavision.com/news/article/international/399930/a-16yearold-english-pupils-two-years-behind-chinese-counterparts-in-maths/#ixzz2LuI5ymtF

49.  Schools minister Liz Truss on the Spectator magazine website

“Our brightest children are falling behind their peers in other countries” http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/02/our-brightest-children-are-falling-behind-their-peers-in-other-countries/

50.  The Labour Party “Labour: This report shows Michael Gove has the wrong priorities – Brennan”

http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/72776/this_report_shows_michael_gove_has_the_wrong_priorities_brennan.html

51. The Guardian, The Observer: Graduates reject lure of City jobs to be teachers in deprived
schools
. Mentions the study by JOHN JERRIM.

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