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Many South African schools lack basic equipment like chairs, textbooks, pens and blackboards. Research suggests they could still succeed – by taking learners’ ideas and concerns more seriously. Ryan Gray/Reuters

Great things happen when learners are taken seriously

What happens when a school doesn't have many resources but teachers and the principal really listen to learners' ideas and fears? The results, research finds, can be remarkable.
Not all kids do well at school, and it’s not their fault. Shutterstock

Why don’t all kids do well at school?

The new school year has just begun. Parents may be feeling nervous about sending their children off to school. What if they don’t like school? What if school doesn’t like them? What if they don’t do well…

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