In increasingly diverse societies, teaching must recognize the importance of affirming students’ cultural backgrounds in all aspects of learning.
Culturally-responsive student assessment and evaluation is key to student success in diverse, globalized societies.
National programs have not yielded improved achievement rates in schools. We need to empower local people to take responsibility and collaborate to develop programs.
Food education takes place in preschools, primary schools and secondary schools, though in different ways and to different degrees.
Food education in Australia tends to be patchy, and doesn't fully met the present and future life needs of students and their families.
Is it really the best use of time for children, teachers and parents?
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Glasgow Pride, 2018.
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By changing the curriculum, Scotland acknowledges that society has always been diverse – and that will help more young people feel accepted.
A man adds his comments to a spontaneous memorial of flowers and sidewalk writing that has appeared a block from the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday, Oct. 29. A gunman shot a killed 11 people while they worshipped at the synagogue the Saturday before.
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To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says NSW will ‘declutter’ the school curriculum in the first review in 30 years.
The NSW government will review the K-12 curriculum over the next 18 months. Simplistic approaches may suggest reducing the number of subjects, but this would be a backward step.
Young people don’t always know exactly what they want to study, or what their interests are. Flexibility helps.
Curriculum structure and flexibility can play a crucial role in students' progression and success.
If young people are equipped with the right skills in school, entrepreneurship becomes a viable career option.
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
“Peidiwch â cholli!”
Should the teacher be a sage on the stage or a guide on the side? Neither, it seems.
B.C.‘s ambitious new school curriculum includes mandatory financial literacy instruction within math courses at every grade level, starting from kindergarten.
Financial literacy is non-intuitive to the human brain and fundamental to survival today. We should follow British Columbia's example and make financial literacy mandatory in every grade - across the country.
Getting access to a university doesn’t necessarily mean feeling comfortable in that space.
Students experience intense feelings of discomfort, confusion and even embarrassment at being classified as “different” and an “anomaly” alongside the norm of white academic success.
Khanya College thought differently about its students and its curriculum.
Khanya College's curriculum was quite different from the one taught at other universities of the time. Its students studied oral African literature and history alongside Western literature.
A new model of ‘competency based’ medical education is gaining popularity globally, in which trainees are assessed on skill rather than mere time invested.
A radical new model of "competency based" medical education emphasizes trainee skill over time invested. Queen's University is the first in Canada to fully embrace this shift.
African universities can work towards decolonisation while championing the UN’s Agenda 2030.
Universities play a major role in procuring the human and intellectual resources needed for fulfilling the various goals of the UN's Agenda 2030.
English language minority students can struggle to express themselves authentically in online courses if they are new to the conventions of Western discourse and written academic style.
The discourse and structure of online learning can exclude English language minority students. Techniques such as video chats, "safe houses" and content-focused grading can support their success.
Thousands of copper nails representing thousands of Indigenous children who died in Canada’s residential schools were hammered into the Reconciliation Pole before its raising at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., on April 1, 2017.
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Many Canadian teachers worry about how to incorporate Indigenous content into the classroom. For one sociology professor, finding Indigenous mentorship was richly rewarding.
The National School Chaplaincy Program, introduced in 2007, is available in more than 3,000 Australian schools.
Religious education offered in Australian state schools has variations in the quality of delivery and limited provisions for the students who opt out.
The cover of “Yo Soy Muslim,” one of the new books for young readers out this August. From the imprint, Salaam Reads.
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Book publishing is starting to take note of calls for inclusivity and diversity. A new imprint, Salaam Reads, may finally help educators round out their inadequate classroom reading lists.
Ella Russell, a second grade student at Jamestown Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, works on an e-book during class.
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Textbooks were once a major piece of educational infrastructure. But as digital content expands, a new kind of 'textbook' is improving the quality of K-12 instruction.