Wealthy students and educational attainment

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 30th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – The recent correspondence from Dr Michael O’Connell (Letters, October 24th) claiming ‘genes’ are what matter most in determining educational attainment is not supported by empirical research internationally. First, there is a vast body of well-documented peer-reviewed scientific evidence that educational attainment in schools and colleges is strongly influenced by wealth, both directly through investment in quality school and college resources, including good teaching, and indirectly, through private family investment in extracurricular activities and ancillary educational goods and services …” (more)

[Kathleen Lynch, Irish Times, 30 October]

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Graph of the year? Mother’s education and breastfeeding

Posted in Life on December 28th, 2010 by steve

“It’s that time when people reflect on the year gone by, lists of pivotal events, dead celebs etc. There are also lots of suggestions for ‘graph of the year’ going round. It’s pretty arbitrary of course since it depends on what people find interesting …” (more)

[Kevin Denny, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 28 December]

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