Uganda's English language policy is at odds with the situation on the ground in the country's rural schools.
Early experiences sharing and developing positive connections, language and communication set the stage for home reading to start children on the path to literacy.
Developing fluency in handwriting matters for literacy outcomes, and handwriting is an elegant testimony to the unique power of the human voice.
Help with reading and writing increases the probability of receiving the Disability Support Pension by about 20%.
In addition to being poorly trained, Nigeria's school teachers are being outnumbered by a growing population.
Most parents know how important it is to read to their child, but not as many know the importance of helping them learn emotional skills. And it's the emotional skills teachers find most important.
Grade 4 student Charlene seemed chronically off-task -- until an educator noticed she was, in fact, the sole student pursuing the question, 'Was the oil boom bad for our wildlife?'
Some parents did speak of tutoring as a way of securing entry into a specific school. But they were in the minority. Most spoke of using it to help fix academic problems, temporary and ongoing.
Street art promotes public dialogue on social justice issues and can lead to opportunities for learning outside of formal schooling.
There are many reasons to be skeptical about PISA rankings, and their use to compare student achievement or to identify best practices or solutions for educational problems.
It would be wiser to spend money on policies that allow teachers to teach in ways that nurture children’s sense of belonging and making sure children are not hungry when they are trying to learn.
Are current forms of standardized literacy tests really measuring children's capacity to read and interact with our rapidly-changing world?
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.
Sharing a book together doesn't stop being important once a child learns to read.
Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.
Shared reading has many benefits. Among them, it can help your child develop a bigger vocabulary.
Children from minority groups rarely see themselves reflected in the books they read. This can negatively impact their sense of identity and their literacy levels.
If schools and policy-makers want to boost children's literacy, they should invest in teacher librarians.
Changes to the literacy and numeracy standards for new teachers in Victoria have raised questions about what makes a 'good' teacher.
Reading involves more than decoding letter-sound relationships and making meaning from isolated texts.