Homeschooling can be worth it if parents or guardians who choose to educate their children this way know the challenges. Here are the three main ones.
Do homeschooled children miss out on quality education from trained teachers? Research says no – homeschooled students do just as well, if not better, than those who go to school.
Whether homeschooled children have enough opportunities for socialisation is one of the most common questions homeschooling parents get asked.
Around 20,000 Australian children are being homeschooled. Some parents do so because their child has a disability. Others may disagree with traditional schooling methods or the social environment.
Explicit instruction is a type of teaching model where students are shown what to do and how to do it.
The Coalition has had longer than a three year cycle to make some changes to education. But since the 2016 election, what has it actually done? And what is Labor proposing?
Investing in early childhood education and care can save more money in the long run – in areas including health care – than dealing with these issues later in life.
Research has found one-quarter of children in NSW delayed school entry in 2009 and 2012, with the tendency to delay varying according to where families live and their socio-economic status.
The higher education sector may be the the third largest employer of casual staff in Australia. More cuts to universities mean the use of casual academics could increase further.
Schools in poorer areas can make a significant impact on their students' lives. This can matter more, relative speaking, than higher test scores in wealthier suburbs.
The government has delivered a pretty disappointing budget for education, with no secure funding for early childhood education and a recycled commitment of $300 for schools.
Teaching our children about consent is important in any aspect of life, and online privacy should be no exception.
The role of the school library has evolved. Today's school library goes beyond providing books. It must include teaching children digital literacy and how to critically evaluate information online.
We don't know the exact path towards radicalisation, so giving teachers signs to look for is dangerous.
With advancements in technology, libraries are offering much more than something to read. A library researcher offers a sampling of some unexpected items that library patrons can check out these days.
The government is asking universities to register the Confucius Institutes they host under the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme. So, what are these institutes and what do they teach?
In our research, we offer teachers the chance to hone their skills in their teaching discipline, such as art. Those part of the program say it makes them better teachers, and more likely to stay.
People under 18 can leave school, get a job, drive a car and pay taxes. Should they be allowed to vote too?
Caregivers using privilege to buy their children's way into, and through, education is not a Hollywood anomaly, nor the domain of elites. The middle class have been doing it in Australia for decades.
We observed how and when students were using their digital devices in schools. They often weren't used, and when they were, students were sometimes just distracting themselves from learning.