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.
The NSW curriculum review advocates for students to learn at their own pace. While this may work within a classroom, there is no research supporting the reform of a whole education system.
One recommendation to fix inequity in Australia is for the government to fund non-government schools to the same degree as government schools, while banning them from charging fees.
Universities have successfully adapted during nearly a century of disruption. Will international branch campuses be the next development in navigating COVID-19?
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
My PhD research explores the impact of Islamist terrorism on education policy and practice in England and France.
India’s new National Education Policy is impressive, and could create opportunities for Australian universities. The key issues, however, relate to implementation.
Researchers have been calling for the extension of mother-tongue instruction beyond the current status quo in South African schools, but parents seem to prefer an even earlier transition to English.
The education sector has to constantly re-learn lessons about using digital technologies in teaching.
Research shows few differences in academic outcomes between online and face-to-face university courses. A professor who’s been teaching online for years offers advice on good online courses.
New insights show that South Africa’s education system is heading in the right direction.
PISA tests only three subjects that aren’t representative of an entire education system. Meanwhile, the test conditions are different across countries and comparisons are fraught.
Uganda’s English language policy is at odds with the situation on the ground in the country’s rural schools.