Gifted children in poor areas of Africa’s cities are unlikely to make it to secondary school.
Some believe children who are first-generation learners with illiterate parents are not capable of greatness. But some of the cleverest, most committed and most creative children come from slum areas.
Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas unveiled a record $1.2billion in budget announcements.
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Victoria's big-spending budget will fund education and services, but infrastructure is the big winner.
In future, we'll all need to be a little more like Leonardo da Vinci.
Q&A panellists discuss equity and education on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Writer and social commentator Jane Caro told Q&A that Australia has one of the most unequal education systems in the OECD. Is that right?
Increasing targeted needs-based school funding is an essential, but not sufficient, condition.
The federal government has argued consistently that more money does not lead to better educational outcomes. But is that right?
Jazz in the classroom not only teaches children to play instruments; they may also learn a range of essential life skills.
Many middle-class parents buy classical CDs because it is supposed to make their kids clever. But a jazz-loving academic has started using her favourite genre in early childhood learning.
Members of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, rally for the youth wage subsidy.
South Africa's labour market suffers from high unemployment. Reform of the education system may provide the only long-term sustainable solution to the problem.
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Claims of whitewashing have been levelled against an Australian university for encouraging students to use particular language about Indigenous peoples. It was the right thing to do.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the COAG meeting with state and territory premiers and treasurers.
Giving states the power to levy income tax won't make up for the shortfall in health and education funding and it could mean poorer states are worse off.
Five expert perspectives on the state of education.
Many claim the Safe Schools program is essential for reducing homophobia and transphobia in school.
After a three-week debacle, the findings of the review into the Safe Schools Coalition program are out. Here's what academic experts make of the review.
Half of lifetime mental illness starts by the age of 14, so emotional well-being is important to have in schools.
Schools need to change the way they work to support the emotional well-being of our children.
A mere celebrity poses on the red carpet.
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The 'cult of celebrity' is not as damaging to children as it may seem – but they do select their heroes and heroines from a fairly narrow world.
Rugby: a character-building but potentially health-damaging sport.
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A sports ethics expert considers the concern over tackling in school rugby.
Students in a school run by refugees in Indonesia learn maths, English, art and science.
A school set up by asylum seekers and refugees in the West Java town Cisarua, Indonesia, is a community-led initiative that Australian and Indonesian governments should model and support.
How do you do it then? British prime minister David Cameron visits a school in Singapore.
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Teenagers in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong outperformed those in London, Madrid and Dubai.
Why reforms to treat prisoners as 'assets' rather than 'liabilities' is a step in the right direction.
Moralising commentaries about the Safe Schools Coalition are dangerously out of touch.
Moralising commentaries about the Safe Schools Coalition are out of touch with social research about gender and the realities of the ways that young people understand their own sexual and gender identities.
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma is president of the country as well as the African National Congress. He is under pressure on all fronts.
It is unlikely President Zuma will announce a structural changes in his State of the Nation Address. This, despite education being in dire need of fundamental restructuring and an economy in decline.
Much is expected of South African President Jacob Zuma when he delivers his 2016 State of the Nation Address.
The general loss of faith in the economy is the most important issue President Zuma must address. More radical social and economic transformation, with emphasis on land reform will be most critical.