133-recent_issues_in_education_Apr2011 - EDUCATION APRIL...

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EDUCATION APRIL 2011 Teen mothers http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/apr/19/youngpeople-schools Efforts to ensure teenage mothers continue with their education, focused on Moat House School in Stockport. Potential implications of recent government cuts on teenage pregnancy and abortion rates, currently the highest in Western Europe. Ref to Ermish (2003) showing negative consequences of teenage parenthood had been overstated, and outcomes were shaped most powerfully by poverty. What are the most influential factors on educational outcomes? What are the greatest influences on educational attainment? what are government policies towards education, particularly teenage mothers? Talent vs effort http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13128701 Summary of studies that suggest effort is far more important for success than talent. Praising students for effort rather than achievement has a greater impact on motivation, leading to a ‘growth mindset’. ‘Praising …intelligence harms motivation and it harms performance.’ (Dweck) what is the relative importance of genetics versus hard work? How does praise affect motivation?
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