Closing the attainment gap
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on February 8, 2021
The Higher Education Policy Institute has been looking at the effect of the Covid pandemic on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Read about it in the blog post by Gwen Morris.
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Is Britain a socially mobile nation?
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on November 18, 2016
Find out with the latest annual report form the Social Mobility Commission. It finds in terms of education, earnings and housing significant and often growing disadvantages between rich and poor. One of the key findings, on page 124, is that ‘While a private school student has a 1 in 20 chance of entering Oxbridge, a student […]
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Social mobility and child poverty
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on October 23, 2013
The Social Mobility and Child Poverty (SMCP) Commission releases major report. This body aims to monitors the progress of government and others in improving social mobility and reducing child poverty in the United Kingdom. Its official website has press releases and papers. Politics live blog from the Guardian has some interesting rounds up of twitter […]
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