The role of private tuition plays a part in the overall success of students in Singapore, with around 80% of primary-school children having at least three hours of private tuition a week.
If we want excellence in our schools, we have to provide a system with the incentives, enablers and rewards for improvement built in.
Politicians need to stop meddling with education policy and invest in teachers if Australia's science, mathematics and reading standards are to improve.
East Asian pupils continue to outpace their counterparts in Western schools.
Rather than leaping to conclusions about a failing education system, we need to look at what the data tells us about student performance at a state level to help us make more informed decisions.
The furore over Australia's international ranking in science, maths and English obscures what we should really be focusing on.
On the occasion of World Teacher's Day, on Oct. 5, a scholar explains why borrowing teacher quality models from high-scoring countries such as Finland, South Korea or Singapore is not effective.
The Productivity Commission has said that education spending has substantially increased over the last decade but student achievement has shown little or no improvement. Is that true?
Evidence suggests early intervention to improve educational opportunities for low-income kids yields impressive long term results -- but we need to use better evaluation methods to know what works.
International education tests reveal Australia has either stagnated or declined in many subject areas, including maths and science, while other countries have made big improvements. Why is this?
Teenagers in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong outperformed those in London, Madrid and Dubai.
Some countries experienced big changes when the global test of 15-year-olds moved from paper to online.
A new OECD report has put the spotlight on countries where teenagers struggle in maths, reading and science.
A third of adults in the OECD now have a university degree.
An alternative way to look at who comes where in PISA tests – and the results are surprising.
Students in the same grade in the same school receive a very different education based on the socioeconomic status of their parents.
To prepare teachers for the 21st century, we need to reform the way we assess children.
A new report from the OECD says pupils in countries that invest a lot in technology in the classroom, don't perform better in tests.
New research says we're doing the wrong things to improve "quality" in our schools, but the measures of quality used are not the right ones.
Art teachers have been evaluated on English test scores. There seems to be no limit to how test data are being used to punish students, teachers and schools.