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Michael Gove: schools failing to promote the classics

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/01/2011

Graeme Paton

"Fewer than one in 100 teenagers who sat the most popular English literature exam last year based their answers on novels published prior to 1900, says the Education Secretary.

"Only 1,236 out of 300,000 students read Pride and Prejudice, 285 studied Far From the Madding Crowd and just 187 completed Wuthering Heights as part of the test, he claims.

"At the same time, more than 90 per cent of answers were based on the same three books - Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird.

"Writing in The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Gove says the disclosure underlines the extent to which England's constricted and unreformed exam system fails to encourage children to read."

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"Michael Gove: schools failing to promote the classics", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2011. Consulté le 27/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/michael-gove-schools-failing-to-promote-the-classics