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A student with a disability is guided by a volunteer during a campus orientation at Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta in September 2021. Fauzan/Antara Foto

How will ‘independent learning’ paradigm in Indonesia’s higher education benefit students with disabilities?

There is a strong chance that the needs of students with disabilities may be overlooked.
Hip-hop has always criticized America’s education system. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Hip-hop’s love-hate relationship with education

The world of rap music has no shortage of artists who turned their backs on formal education only to become some of education’s biggest benefactors.
Kids tobogganing at Carlington Park in Ottawa during the Family Day long weekend 2021. The pandemic has presented significant new opportunities to move society in a direction that increases outdoor active play for children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick 

Outdoor play in Canada should continue beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic ushered in a renaissance of outdoor living. We need to advance the momentum for outdoor play to support the health and development of children
A young woman fetching water. Climate change literacy rates in Nigeria range from 71% in Kwara to 5% in Kano. Shutterstock

Africa’s first continent-wide survey of climate change literacy finds education is key

Education, historical trends in precipitation, and perceived drought experiences predict increased climate change literacy, but rates are lower for women, those in rural areas, and low-income groups.
Research has shown that adopting a multilingual approach in classrooms is important in increasing students’ academic performance. Photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash

Why mixing languages can improve students’ academic performance

Contrary to popular opinion, multilingual practices do not have any negative effect on students’ academic achievement.
Teachers report post-traumatic stress disorder after experiencing or witnessing attacks from students. Andrey Zhuravlev/iStock via Getty Images

Teachers must often face student attacks alone

Teachers say school districts have left them in the lurch in the wake of attacks by students. Some admit they resort to violence themselves to send a message to students who might want to test them.
Indonesia runs the world’s largest network of madrasas (Islamic schools). They have contributed significantly to girls’ enrolment, and can serve as a model for the Taliban government. (ANTARA FOTO/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang)

Fostering girls’ education will be challenging under a Taliban regime, but Afghanistan can learn a lot from Indonesia

Indonesia can serve as an important model for the Taliban of how Muslim nations and faith-based organisations can play a big role in expanding girls’ education.
A temporary memorial for Canada’s residential schools is blessed by Indigenous elders in a pipe ceremony in Calgary in August 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

Reckoning with the truths of unmarked graves of Indigenous children, education systems must take action

Here’s what the education system needs to do to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.

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