Andrew Denholm: What should we read into falling literacy standards in Scottish schools?

2015-05-01 The Herald Scotland

Introduced amidst widespread expectations that it would raise standards, Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) appears to be struggling with even the basics, writes Andrew Denholm. He refers to a study about the Finnish school system by Gabriel Heller Sahlgren, IFN. Scotland copied some of the modern Finnish features and Sahlgren argues that the success of Finland's education system was actually based on an earlier more standardised, traditional approach and recent reforms were actually undermining its success.

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