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What Lies Beneath Ireland’s Striking Success In Reading Literacy?

Research recently published by the National Foundation for Educational Research suggests that good links with the community, a stable policy environment and greater autonomy for schools, contribute towards Republic of Ireland pupils achieving higher reading scores than their counterparts in the UK and other English speaking countries. Juliet Sizmur, provides further reflections on the study.

A review of trends in reading performance in PISA shows that, historically, pupils in the Republic of Ireland have demonstrated stronger levels of reading literacy than pupils in the UK.

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