We all know how important the first years of formal education are; but what if the education provided during those years isn’t the best it can be? Are students forever penalised? Astudy in Canada that followed the 15-year-old students who had participated in PISA in 2000 and re-assessed their reading skills 9 years later shows that where education and training opportunities are readily available, deficits in initial education do not doom individuals to poor reading proficiency for the rest of their lives. In fact, on average, the young people surveyed gained 57 score points on the PISA reading scale between the ages of 15 and 24 – the equivalent of more than one year of school.
Full article from the OECD website here: http://oecdeducationtoday.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/second-chances-in-education.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook