England is being overtaken by other leading nations because progress on literacy has stalled, says chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw.
The latest Programme for International Student Assessment survey, in 2009, showed the UK had slipped from 17th to 25th place in a global assessment of reading standards measured using a sample of 15-year-olds' test results.Read the full news article here.
What do you think?
In light of these findings, is it time developed countries stopped projecting 'best practices' in the education sector? Given our own rates of literacy need improvement, can we really be providing advice for literacy programmes in very different contexts? Can there ever be one perfect model for schooling or literacy? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments box below.