Every year South Africans spend twice as much on chocolate than they do on books
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
Distance education for teacher training has its problems. Improved support can address these issues - but some of it should come from students themselves.
Gathering data and testing teachers' knowledge allows researchers to develop scientifically-grounded advice for teacher education institutions.
Many Canadian teachers worry about how to incorporate Indigenous content into the classroom. For one sociology professor, finding Indigenous mentorship was richly rewarding.
The impact of peace education or human rights courses ultimately depends on how teachers -- who may not be neutral -- implement them.
Child refugees need to have access to quality language programs so they have a chance at doing well at school - and teachers also need to be given appropriate training.
Many people look down on foundation phase teachers, believing it requires little training or expertise. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Various forms of testing that reduce students’ knowledge, capacities and skills to a single number cannot of themselves help inform improvement.
Because being a good teacher is about more than just subject knowledge.
In both the global North and South, economics tends to be taught with micro- and macroeconomic models that are disconnected from sociopolitical realities. We suggest new ways of teaching economics.
Teachers need training and support to deal with increasing diversity in their classrooms.
Placing a recruitment cap on teacher education courses does not guarantee delivery of high quality graduates, and risks limiting diversity in the profession.
Public perception of teachers influences not only those who may be considering entering teaching, but also how those in this profession perceive themselves.
In the hierarchy of subjects, art is usually ranked at the bottom. Would teachers who have an artistic background help raise the status of the subject in schools?
A body of evidence has debunked the concept of 'learning styles', but some teachers still cling to it.
Teachers' lack of confidence in supporting students with autism calls for a better understanding of the disorder and how it may affect learning.
Australia needs a new approach to solve the rural staffing churn. The solution might be found in better preparing those who teach the teachers.
We need to have fewer teachers, to pay them more on scales differentiated by skill, and to have more restricted entry into teacher education programs.
Listen up new teachers, here's what you need to know before you hit the classroom.