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Dotheboys Hall, from Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens. Illustration by ‘Phiz’ (Hablot K. Browne). Image scan and text Jacqueline Banerjee, Associate Editor, Victorian Web

Charles Dickens and the push for literacy in Victorian Britain

Dickens's novels highlighted the poverty of education for the working classes. The all-important Education Act was finally passed in the year of his death.
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How to create engaging online learning amid COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from Singapore

The pandemic has intensified online learning, but educators are struggling to keep students engaged. Faculty members from the National University of Singapore offer three strategies to overcome this.
With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
The ability to achieve native-like language proficiency cannot be exclusively attributed to age as other factors, such as cognitive, social and emotional aspects, are important. www.shutterstock.com

Why younger is not always better when it comes to learning English

Second-language learners from different age groups seem to have equal chances of becoming highly proficient speakers as long as they are placed in a supportive environment.

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