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ERIC Number: EJ900062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
The Education Gap Is Widening
Hunt, Sally
Adults Learning, v21 n3 p15 Nov 2009
Social mobility, or the lack of it, is back in the news following the release of a University and College Union (UCU) report, "Location, Location, Location," and a speech from the Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, in which he warned that there is no silver bullet when it comes to social mobility. The UCU report revealed that where a person lives will determine his or her chances of educational success and the gap between people living in underachieving areas and those in traditionally strong educational areas is widening, despite 1.9 billion British pounds spent on trying to widen university participation since 2005. "Location, Location, Location" analysed educational achievement by Westminster parliamentary constituency in England, Scotland and Wales and ranked each according to the percentage of people with at least some qualifications and the percentage of people with a degree or above. It also provided analysis of 21 of Britain's biggest cities by constituency. Findings of the report are presented and discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom