Many African Americans made education a high priority after the Civil War.
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Many historians and other scholars say what Americans have traditionally learned about the complex period that followed the Civil War falls short of what we should know.
Many Kenyan students have had limited access to computers.
Integrating technology into schools involves understanding the dynamic relationship between technology, how it's used in the classroom and the content of the curriculum.
According to constructivists, we truly understand something when we filter it through our senses and interactions.
Constructivism is an educational philosophy that underpins the inquiry-based method of teaching, where the teacher facilitates a learning environment in which students discover answers for themselves.
Cogitive load theory explains why explicit guidance from teachers is more effective in teaching students new content and skills than letting them discover these for themselves.
There are two types of knowledge – we've evolved to acquire the first naturally; we need schools for the second. Cognitive load theory explains how to teach knowledge we don't automatically get.
A large number of young people are reluctant to accept evolution. How we teach the topic might be a key reason why.
Adolf Hitler (second from the right in front) is shown in this 1939 file photo along with German and Italian army chiefs after having signed the German-Italian military pact in Germany.
A scholar's efforts to learn how textbooks in New Jersey were portraying the Holocaust leads her to testify against a history teacher who taught his students to question if the Holocaust took place.
Explicit instruction is based on a learning theory that suggests we remember what we think about most.
Explicit instruction is a type of teaching model where students are shown what to do and how to do it.
Many South African children are still in the process of learning English by the time they first start going to school.
The ability of multilingual children to learn and advance academically from pre-primary has little to do with their English proficiency.
Physics teachers often pass on misconceptions to their pupils.
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By improving trainee physics teachers' content knowledge and skills, we make them better.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has often spoken of the value of education and learning.
You may not "like" it, but Facebook has an important role to play in education.
How can we change math instruction to meet the needs of today’s kids?
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Math instruction is stuck in the last century. How can we change teaching methods to move past rote memorization and help students develop a more meaningful understanding – and be better at math?
Journalism students at Oaklea Middle School, Junction City, Oregon.
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Students in high school now will be eligible to vote during the 2020 election cycle. How can we prepare them to become informed citizens in an era of misinformation, where anyone can publish anything?
Language matters in every class: English, math, history and science.
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In English and science alike, every student and teacher brings his or her own language patterns to class. But how can educators make sure that language bias doesn't harm student achievement?
A complex issue requires sensitive techniques.
We must know people as they would like to be known, not as some dominant power has decided we shall know them.
Going circular on education.
Our schooling system needs a rethink.
Economics lecturers need to teach their students about more than just numbers.
In both the global North and South, economics tends to be taught with micro- and macroeconomic models that are disconnected from sociopolitical realities. We suggest new ways of teaching economics.
Coach John Triscari talks to the Australian Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball team during the Women’s Gold Medal Game at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Coaches are sometimes thought of as 'teachers' of their sport. So what can coaches learn from the field of education?
Brazilian educator Paulo Freire wrote extensively about education that oppresses.
The lessons Paulo Freire learnt nearly 90 years ago and the theories he developed from painful personal experience still resonate across Africa's schooling systems today.
The eloquent way to get ahead in life.
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A recent report confirms that the alumni of British “public schools” still control politics and many top professions. One reason those people are so successful in public life is, of course, that their…