The new government needs to tread carefully as it looks to reintroduce standardised testing. A one size fits all approach to testing students can have negative consequences for everyone involved.
The shockingly poor exam results indicate underlying structural issues that extend far beyond the realm of individual student performance.
Policymakers and others often invoke the 1957 Russian launch of sputnik when trying to spark a discussion about education reform. A rhetoric scholar examines how often they succeed.
Everything from the Voice to Country Road homewares is talking about ‘co-design’. New research identifies three clear ways to improve the way it works in education.
Kenya’s budgetary allocation misses opportunities to improve basic education and address unemployment.
Gifting teachers through crowdfunding sites may make an immediate difference but can’t compensate for underfunding and inequitable funding of public schools.
Archival documents show that in the 1980s, British education officials refused to engage with Muslim communities about funding faith-based schooling.
Schools barely rated a mention in the election campaign. But the incoming Albanese government faces a sector in crisis.
The 2022 election campaign has not exactly been a policy fest. And one critical area we have heard very little about is schools.
Teachers and young people told us that action was needed in classrooms, schools, communities and from the government.
The no-fee school policy in South Africa, while well-intentioned, demands a serious review.
Election time presents teachers, parents and citizens with an opportunity to put pressure on local candidates and demand courageous policy that will improve education in ways the community needs.
School board elections are becoming increasingly fractious and political events, with candidates focused on one or two issues. An education policy scholar explains why that’s a worrisome trend.
International education is a huge source of income for the sector and the broader economy, but students are concentrated in a limited number of institutions and most come from a few source countries.
The controversy over critical race theory is an opportunity for Americans to examine how other democracies deal with diverse viewpoints in public schools, an education policy expert argues.
The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
Schools and universities are embracing and promoting the use and teaching of South African Sign Language but more still needs to be done.
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.