Research shows that grit is a strong predictor of reading achievement. This suggests that socio-emotional skills are important for student achievement, even in high-poverty contexts.
Interventions aimed at improving literacy scores must be targeted at the parts of the system that need it the most.
New insights show that South Africa’s education system is heading in the right direction.
It would be wiser to spend money on policies that allow teachers to teach in ways that nurture children’s sense of belonging and making sure children are not hungry when they are trying to learn.
Amid concerns about Australia’s position in international literacy rankings, parents are an untapped resource for improving literacy.
The year 2017 is finally coming to an end, so here’s a wrap of our coverage for the year, with bonus quiz!
The results of an international study into reading skills offer reason for optimism for Australian students. But tragically, too many children are still being left behind.