Indonesia can serve as an important model for the Taliban of how Muslim nations and faith-based organisations can play a big role in expanding girls’ education.
The ‘multiplier effect’ of literacy empowers people by enabling them to meaningfully participate in society and improve their livelihoods.
There’s no perfect teaching approach guaranteed to prepare student teachers to teach subjects in English in a multilingual environment. But there are things universities can do to prepare them.
Training New Zealand students to be better at tests would probably improve their performance. But, as Finland has shown, there are better (if more expensive) alternatives.
Academic words are useful at school and university – but they can be tricky to learn.
Teachers still hold the key to children’s learning and no keyboard or screen can replace their role.
Schools reopening during the current coronavirus pandemic need to calculate class sizes to prevent the spread of disease and minimize disruptions.
Given what is now known about the mortality rates of COVID-19, the ongoing disruptions to children’s care, education and health are no longer justified.
Families play a vital role in the process of skill formation, which is just as important as the role of schools.
Government schools remain open but many parents are already voluntarily keeping their children home in an effort to ‘flatten the curve’.
When it comes to inclusive education, England has gone backwards, with more and more students placed in segregated provision or excluded from educational opportunities.
It’s easy to report on access and inputs, but much more difficult to achieve educational quality and meaningful outcomes.
Working class parents may be too busy to attend high school events, but they take an active role in their children’s success.
The damning report, released on Monday, says the decline is widespread and “equivalent to a generation of Australian school children falling short of their full learning potential”.