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Kenya faces the challenge of delivering quality education without discriminating against learners based on social or economic background.
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It’s counterproductive to push your child to read a whole chapter book independently if they are not ready. You might turn them off https://images.theconversation.com/files/496609/original/file-20221121-15-u8qumb.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=668reading altogether. Here’s what to do instead.
How can you get your kids to read this summer? Research has found they respond well to reading non-fiction – so we’ve gathered 6 top non-fiction books, recommended by the kids themselves.
Indigenous spiritual activities have become more common in Canadian public schools in recent years.
Spirituality is a vital part of Indigenous identities. Incorporating spiritual education can create space in schools where Indigenous students can learn and grow.
Pupils in Kenya hold prayers for victims of a 2013 terror attack in Nairobi.
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Kenyan families with access to mass media are significantly more afraid of terrorism than those without access.
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Parents are enablers, motivators and facilitators of their children’s education.
Results are coming back for students in years, 3, 5, 7 and 9. It can seem like a very big deal to stressed students. In reality, it is only one indicator of how a child is progressing.
It’s important to keep in mind public speaking has two parts to it: writing the speech and delivering it.
A new survey of Australian primary teachers found almost 65% of teachers never asked students to write at home with the support of a family member.
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Many primary school PE lessons have been outsourced to private sports contractors, resulting in the ‘deskilling’ of a generation of teachers.
More testing will not necessarily help children who struggle.
The case for homework for primary-age children is not clear.
Only one in three of the children in our research project did their schoolwork on a laptop or computer.
The government’s focus on synthetic phonics is too narrow.
Teachers thought there should be less focus on assessments.
Children who missed part of their reception year were three months behind in reading.
A chasm has opened up between early childhood learning and the first years of compulsory schooling. Kids go from playing to being tested in the blink of an eye, and their learning is poorer for it.
Teachers need to be equipped with the knowledge and the confidence to teach the curriculum.
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Grammatical nous has been found to give students a broader understanding of their own language and a key to learning others. The problem is, teachers aren’t being equipped to teach it.
One Britain, One Nation?
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What started out as a community project with local schoolchildren has garnered an official endorsement and countless memes. It has also sparked a national conversation
Learning to speak does not happen in a vaccum. Interaction with peers and the wider world is crucial.
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Children who started school in autumn 2020 needed more support than in previous years.