29 juillet 2018

Universities can help recruit more science and maths teachers, but they can’t do it alone

The ConversationCalls for universities to recruit more science and maths students as a way of boosting numbers of specialist school teachers, or risk losing funding, fails to recognise the complexity of the task. More...

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University students aren’t reporting sexual assault, and new guidelines don’t address why

The ConversationGuidelines for how universities should respond to student sexual assault and sexual harassment released late last week fail to address the reason so many students don’t actually report their experiences. More...

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Don’t assume online students are more likely to cheat. The evidence is murky

The ConversationMore university students are choosing to study online rather than face-to-face, prompting concerns about academic integrity. More...

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Here’s how to support quality teaching, with the evidence to back it

The ConversationIncreasing the quality of teaching in Australia is a political hot issue. Popular solutions include restricting entry to teaching courses to the “best and brightest” and reforming teacher education. More...

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The ‘right’ age to start school varies for each child

The ConversationIt’s that time of year again, when the noticeboard outside your local primary school is likely to read “Enrol your child for kindergarten/prep now”. But how do you know what the “right” age to start school is. More...

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Malawian school children with disability struggle to access drinking water and toilets

The ConversationIn developing countries fewer than 5% of children that have disabilities attend school. In Malawi, UNICEF estimates that 2.4% of the young people have a disability. More...

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Foreign doctorates are attractive – but don’t write off homegrown PhDs

The ConversationIntroducing more skilled employees into the economy is an important path to development for many middle income countries. That’s why increased and improved training at the top end of the education level – PhDs – is considered so vital. More...

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The long and short of South African school commutes: a case study

The ConversationEducation enables social mobility. This is particularly true in a context of high inequality and high unemployment, such as South Africa. This is one reason why some parents choose to send their children to schools further away from home - often at considerable financial and social costs. More...

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Uganda’s new sex education framework will do more harm than good

The ConversationUganda has launched its first ever guideline on sex education. The National Sexuality Education Framework 2018 aims to provide a formal, national direction for sex education within Uganda’s schools, ensuring that all programmes adhere to the same approach. More...

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