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Scotland is best-educated country in Europe
Quote:More than two-fifths of people aged 25-64 in Scotland are educated to college and university level, outstripping Ireland, Luxembourg and Finland at the top of the table.

Mr Grice added: “In terms of the proportion of the population going into higher and tertiary education, Scotland actually has just about the highest in the world. Scotland also does very well in terms of people in the working-age population (16-64) that have a qualification at NVQ4 or above. Both of those are quite strong indications of a skilled workforce in Scotland.

“At the other end of the scale, the proportion of people of working-age population with no qualifications is highest in Northern Ireland (17.2 per cent), with Wales (10.6 per cent) and Scotland (10.3 per cent) not dissimilar and England (9.1 per cent) a bit below that.

“So, at the other end of the scale, Scotland doesn’t come out quite at the same top-of-the-class way as the other two 
indicators.”

http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/s...-1-3435273

MOST educated or BEST educated? I thought it was Finland that had the best education system in Europe...
2014 Dec 21 08:54
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RE: Scotland is best-educated country in Europe
They don't even speak proper English up there!





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2014 Dec 21 19:50
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(2014 Dec 21 19:50)Phlegethon Wrote:  They don't even speak proper English up there!



Even better in Yorkshire, our films used to need subtitling into "English" (though this is now diluted by mainstream media turning everything into "proper" speech)






There are even some theories the Scots language is descended from Yorkshire English dialects, and not from the original Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 500s and 600s...
2014 Dec 21 20:15
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Nah, Norsemen moving about influencing Northumbrian at both end of the Kingdom of Northumbria starting south of the Tees.

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(2014 Dec 21 20:15)Godyfa Wrote:  Even better in Yorkshire, our films used to need subtitling into "English" (though this is now diluted by mainstream media turning everything into "proper" speech)

Too bad. I grew up with All Creatures Great and Small and loved it. Of course it was dubbed German back then, but later on I got the DVD box set and got to get the real deal.


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Quote:An inquiry is to look into whether enough is being done to cut the gap in educational attainment between Scotland's poorest and richest pupils.

The Scottish Parliament's cross-party education committee will hear the views of teachers, parents and others as part of its year-long investigation.

It came amid concerns that too many children from poorer families leave school early without qualifications.

Educational attainment is one of the Scottish government's top priorities.

Recent figures suggested a large difference between the average attainment of pupils in the most and least deprived areas, with 28% of children from poorer families performing well in numeracy, compared with 56% of those from advantaged backgrounds.

Scottish Education Secretary Angela Constance has made raising attainment in schools her "number one priority", and MSPs on the education committee want to know how effective government policy is.

'Firm evidence'
Committee convener, SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell, said: "We want to be clear about the progress being made and what still needs to change.

"The committee will be looking for firm evidence that significant and sustainable improvement is being delivered.

"We have committed to looking at this issue over the course of 2015. We are determined to hold the Scottish government and other bodies to account for their performance on an issue of fundamental importance to pupils and parents across the country."

The committee's inquiry will include looking at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-sc...s-30742891
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