Selective schooling has negative impact on UK children, say world education experts | The Independent | toomanysusans

Selective school systems such as grammar streams lower children’s expectations and impact negatively on the wider education system, world experts have said.

As the Government pushes forward plans to create new free schools and expand the grammar system in England, a major global report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) suggests students attending selective schools are more likely to be subject to high levels of anxiety and poor self-esteem.

The study – based on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests, which are taken by…

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Selective schooling has negative impact on UK children, say world education experts | The Independent | toomanysusans

Selective school systems such as grammar streams lower children’s expectations and impact negatively on the wider education system, world experts have said.

As the Government pushes forward plans to create new free schools and expand the grammar system in England, a major global report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) suggests students attending selective schools are more likely to be subject to high levels of anxiety and poor self-esteem.

The study – based on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests, which are taken by…

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