Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Urban studies

via Directorate for Education (OECD educationtoday blog)

To many people, the phrase “inner-city schools” is synonymous with crumbling buildings, frustrated teachers, disengaged students, truancy and violence. In some urban areas, though, city schools and the students who attend them flourish. In fact, three of the top five performers in reading in the PISA 2009 survey – Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore – are large cities. So are big cities a boon or a bane for education?

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