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Norwegian girls beat the boys at reading. Norwegian girls are with 1½ years ahead of boys in reading literacy, according to the PISA 2009 results. Researchers found girls possess superior reading skills mainly because of social reasons, such as family education, different schools and manner of teaching. Moreover, countries with more socio-economically advantaged students perform better. In 2000, when reading was the main topic, Norwegian children in general scored slightly above average, but worse than all the other Nordic countries. Reading showed a slight decline in 2003, which continued its downward spiral three years later. However, girls have consistently ranked above boys in the last two test years.

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Norwegian girls beat the boys at reading

Published on Wednesday, 8th December, 2010 at 12:50 under the news category, by Nicoleta Sincan.

Norwegian girls are with 1½ years ahead of boys in reading literacy, according to the PISA 2009 results.

Book shelf project (illustration photo)
Book shelf project (illustration photo)
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Researchers found girls possess superior reading skills mainly because of social reasons, such as family education, different schools and manner of teaching. Moreover, countries with more socio-economically advantaged students perform better.

In 2000, when reading was the main topic, Norwegian children in general scored slightly above average, but worse than all the other Nordic countries. Reading showed a slight decline in 2003, which continued its downward spiral three years later. However, girls have consistently ranked above boys in the last two test years.

Meanwhile, Mimi Bjerkestrand, head of the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet) is pleased the PISA 2009 showed efforts to improve reading skills in the last 10 years seem to have paid off.

“It is inspiring for teachers to see their efforts are worthwhile,” she tells Dagsavisen.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was also pleased with the results, but not entirely satisfied.

“We need to continue improving our educational system by training teachers so that we can relate their efforts to our pupils’ capacities”, he tells NRK.




Published on Wednesday, 8th December, 2010 at 12:50 under the news category, by Nicoleta Sincan.

This post has the following tags: pisa, oecd, tests, reading, norwegian, schools, girlsstandards, education, union, mimi, bjerkestrand, jens, stoltenberg, prime, minister.





  
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