The advantages and disadvantages of summer-born children entering school outside their peer group.
The federal government-commissioned “Footprints in Time” study also found teachers say they do not have adequate training to value and teach Indigenous cultures.
Parents can be worried when they hear their child is in a composite class. Research says the teacher and school community are more important than how a class is composed.
Kenya faces the challenge of delivering quality education without discriminating against learners based on social or economic background.
It’s counterproductive to push your child to read a whole chapter book independently if they are not ready. You might turn them off reading altogether. Here’s what to do instead.
How can you get your kids to read this summer? Research has found they respond well to reading non-fiction – so we’ve gathered 6 top non-fiction books, recommended by the kids themselves.
Spirituality is a vital part of Indigenous identities. Incorporating spiritual education can create space in schools where Indigenous students can learn and grow.
Kenyan families with access to mass media are significantly more afraid of terrorism than those without access.
Parents are enablers, motivators and facilitators of their children’s education.
Results are coming back for students in years, 3, 5, 7 and 9. It can seem like a very big deal to stressed students. In reality, it is only one indicator of how a child is progressing.
It’s important to keep in mind public speaking has two parts to it: writing the speech and delivering it.
A new survey of Australian primary teachers found almost 65% of teachers never asked students to write at home with the support of a family member.
Many primary school PE lessons have been outsourced to private sports contractors, resulting in the ‘deskilling’ of a generation of teachers.
More testing will not necessarily help children who struggle.
The case for homework for primary-age children is not clear.
Only one in three of the children in our research project did their schoolwork on a laptop or computer.
The government’s focus on synthetic phonics is too narrow.
Teachers thought there should be less focus on assessments.
Children who missed part of their reception year were three months behind in reading.
A chasm has opened up between early childhood learning and the first years of compulsory schooling. Kids go from playing to being tested in the blink of an eye, and their learning is poorer for it.