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The Guardian Lecture 2012 Embracing Change: Thriving in Adversity Sir William Atkinson. Thursday November 8 th 2012. “Unequal societies have unequal educational systems and unequal education outcomes.” The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
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Thursday November 8th 2012
“Unequal societies have unequal educational systems and unequal education outcomes.”The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
The life expectancy gap between rich and poor people in England is widening, despite years of government and NHS action, a hard-hitting National Audit Office report reveals today.
Extensive efforts have failed to reduce the wide differential, which can still be 10 years or more depending on socio economic background, says the public spending watchdog.
The gap in life expectancy between government-designated areas of high deprivation and the national average has continued to widen.
The Guardian, Friday 2nd July 2010
If the United States had in recent years closed the gap between educational achievement levels and those of better performing nations such as Finland and Korea, GDP in 2008 could have been $1.3 trillion to $2.3 trillion higher. This represents 9 to 16 percent of GDP.
… for jobs that have not yet been created…
… using technologies that have not yet been invented…
… to solve problems that we don’t yet know will arise
Andreas Schleicher, January 2010
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success – without effort. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
Carol S Dweck
“‘I am convinced that world-class performance emerges from mindset,’ says Keen. ‘Many of our greatest cyclists did not start out with obvious natural advantages, but they have transformed themselves through application. Perhaps the key task of any institution is to encourage the adoption of a growth mindset. When that kind of philosophy becomes embedded in the culture, the consequences can be dramatic.’”Peter Keen is a leading sport scientist and the architect of Great Britain’s success at the 2008 Olympic Games
Extract from ‘Bounce’, Matthew Syed
Believe in your ability to get better!
Ability is not fixed!
Work on it!
Dr Jeffrey Phillips - Consultant , Department of Critical Care, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow