Australian governments have committed a lot of money and effort over the last few decades to improve schooling using “what works”. But this hasn’t worked. So what can we do to improve education?
South Africa’s inclusive education policy currently under review must address the hindrances preventing children with disabilities from effectively access education in mainstream schools.
A study compared students’ performance in schools that had banned mobiles and schools that hadn’t. They found students who weren’t allowed to use mobile phones in class had higher test scores.
The NSW curriculum review advocates for students to learn at their own pace. While this may work within a classroom, there is no research supporting the reform of a whole education system.
One recommendation to fix inequity in Australia is for the government to fund non-government schools to the same degree as government schools, while banning them from charging fees.
Universities have successfully adapted during nearly a century of disruption. Will international branch campuses be the next development in navigating COVID-19?
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
My PhD research explores the impact of Islamist terrorism on education policy and practice in England and France.
India’s new National Education Policy is impressive, and could create opportunities for Australian universities. The key issues, however, relate to implementation.
Researchers have been calling for the extension of mother-tongue instruction beyond the current status quo in South African schools, but parents seem to prefer an even earlier transition to English.
The education sector has to constantly re-learn lessons about using digital technologies in teaching.
Research shows few differences in academic outcomes between online and face-to-face university courses. A professor who’s been teaching online for years offers advice on good online courses.
New insights show that South Africa’s education system is heading in the right direction.
PISA tests only three subjects that aren’t representative of an entire education system. Meanwhile, the test conditions are different across countries and comparisons are fraught.
Uganda’s English language policy is at odds with the situation on the ground in the country’s rural schools.
Many Australians have long have called for the government to stop funding private schools. Now the UK’s Labour party wants to get rid of private schools altogether. Could we do that here?
Many rely on David Gonski’s ideas to shape the future of education policy. But his recommendation of personalised learning is a scripted, rigid version of education that will take us backwards.
New research shows that extra-curricular activities do more to help close the attainment gap between richer and poorer pupils than nebulous lessons in ‘character’.
Research shows that the provinces vary widely in their ability to produce academic results for money they spend, and PEI shows the most efficient results.
If you’re confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here’s the low-down on what the policies actually mean.