Indigenous spiritual activities have become more common in Canadian public schools in recent years.
Spirituality is a vital part of Indigenous identities. Incorporating spiritual education can create space in schools where Indigenous students can learn and grow.
A study of thousands of students hospitalised with an injury or illness confirms they are likely to fall behind their classmates. But good management and targeted help with learning cut the risk.
With learn-from-home likely to return during the pandemic or other emergency, it’s important we understand why many migrant families found this mode of education delivery so challenging.
The Melbourne Declaration provides a national vision of what education in Australia should be for.
The Melbourne Declaration is now ten years old. It acts as a national guide for education policy, practice and delivery in Australian schools.
Remember to look for the positives in your child’s report.
School reports are coming soon. Here’s a guide for how to interpret and make best use of your child’s school report.
No state is better than the rest on all education measures.
School education in Australia is generally good, but it should be better.
The right age for your child to start school will vary, depending on their readiness, your family situation and the readiness of the school for the child.
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There are a number of questions parents should be asking to determine what age is best to send their child to school.
All Australian schools should provide high-quality education to all Australian students, including Indigenous ones.
Flexischools appear to be doing Indigenous education better than mainstream schooling. To close the gap in education, we should look at what these schools are doing and apply it in the mainstream.
Students’ sense of belonging at school is linked to how well they do at school.
Australian students, on average, reported a poorer sense of belonging at school than the OECD average. But issues with sense of belonging aren’t distributed evenly across the population.
NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian says NSW will ‘declutter’ the school curriculum in the first review in 30 years.
The NSW government will review the K-12 curriculum over the next 18 months. Simplistic approaches may suggest reducing the number of subjects, but this would be a backward step.
Education research is inherently political, and can never be objective and value-free.
Labor’s pledge injects much-needed funds into education research, but it problematically evokes a biomedical model of research and teaching practice.
South Africa’s student protests are raising difficult issues, some of which are not being debated openly.
Demands being made by protesting students in South Africa purport to support the poor. But the most marginalised young people in the country will not benefit from free higher education.
‘The Coalition’s position on Gonski could change before the election.’
While Labor’s policy proposals for schools are all mapped out, the Coalition has yet to specify its plans for education.
The government’s proposal looks like nothing more than a cost shifting exercise.
The prime minister’s proposal to cease federal funding for public schools is a response to a budgetary problem, not a way to improve educational outcomes.
More than a third of school principals have suffered physical violence from parents and students.
School principals are experiencing increasing levels of violence and threats from students and parents. What needs to change?
Recent inspections of schools run by academy chains have shown many of these schools to be failing. Yet Ofsted, the schools inspectorate, is still not allowed to regulate the very organisations that are…
Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion with students in the Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory. Research shows acting on overcrowded housing could greatly improve Indigenous kids’ school attendance in remote communities.
Tony Abbott is spending this week in North East Arnhem Land, part of his long-held hope “to be not just the Prime Minister but the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs”. We asked our experts: what stories…
Let’s wait a year before we do this.
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The number of students entered for a GCSE exam a year early plummeted by 40% this summer. Before 2014, the number of students taking their exams in Year 10 rather than Year 11, particularly in English…
Lehrer… were we meant to forget this?
German approaches to the history lessons of World War I are characterised by a sense of distance and an anti-war attitude. But probably the most striking feature of the way Germany teaches its children…
Let’s do the 23 times table.
Chinese students begin learning their maths facts at a very early age: maths textbooks begin with multiplication in the first semester of second grade, when children are seven years old. In order to understand…