People who are directly affected by mass shootings may develop PTSD and depression. But those who are indirectly exposed to these tragedies can also experience profound and long-lasting grief.
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.
Attendance at school is crucial to improving educational outcomes for students. Unfortunately, children in out-of-home care face myriad challenges when it comes to attending school every day.
Language electives have fewer enrolments compared to other subjects in Australia. New research suggests students are interested in studying languages, but can’t.
Researchers argue that because all learning involves language, language and literacy should be taught explicitly across all school subjects. Language must be understood and learned in context.
Some students in higher-ability classes said they felt more confident and motivated, but students in lower streams reported conforming to teachers’ low expectations for achievement.
Interviews and surveys with hundreds of teachers and school administrators reveal the effect of persistent staffing shortages on school personnel – and on students.
A trauma-informed approach to education can help educators acknowledge and address the adversities faced by Black and Indigenous students.
Kéré shows how architecture can build better futures by embracing communities to help catalyse progress.
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.
Schools need to do more to make it possible for children to be more active in breaktimes – new research shows.
It is important to help young people understand what misogyny is and how it can lead to violence.
A scholar compares the debates over banning books in school today to a similar clash of ideas that took place during the Reagan era.
Teachers can inspire children and young people to feel hopeful and promote a sense of agency through thoughtful, honest discussion and developmentally appropriate activities.
As mask mandates fall and the CDC issues new mask guidance, kids may experience anxiety around removing their masks. Clear communication from grown-ups can help children navigate the uncertainty.
Many teachers are sick of pretending they are “doing OK”. They feel pressured to be unrealistically positive in the face of irrefutable evidence that everything is not great.
The pandemic and shifts to virtual learning have set many children back academically. The setbacks can be particularly challenging for children with disabilities, but recovery is possible.
Halfway through the school year that was supposed to be a return to normal, teachers are barely hanging on.
As vaccination coverage for children rises and adults are increasingly vaccinated and boosted, it’s time to pay more attention to protecting children from the indirect harms of the pandemic.