Monthly Archives: September 2022

‘There’s only so far I can take them’ – why teachers give up on struggling students who don’t do their homework

‘There’s only so far I can take them’ – why teachers give up on struggling students who don’t do their homework

Whenever “Gina,” a fifth grader at a suburban public school on the East Coast, did her math homework, she never had to worry about whether she could get help from her mom. “I help her a lot with homework,” Gina’s mother, a married, mid-level manager for a health care company, explained to us during an […] … learn more→

After the Shanghai ranking, think of other models of scientific excellence

After the Shanghai ranking, think of other models of scientific excellence

If it is not lacking in irony, the invitation launched in April 2022 by the Chinese president to the universities of his country to leave, almost 20 years after its invention, the Shanghai ranking may constitute a pivotal moment to promote d Other Models for Ranking Higher Education Institutions. The European Union seems particularly well equipped to […] … learn more→

The case of forced hijab: how the political climate affects school uniform policy

The case of forced hijab: how the political climate affects school uniform policy

The public was excited again after the news about a public school teacher who allegedly forced Muslim students in Yogyakarta to wear the hijab without their will – even to the point of making the student depressed . Last week, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X as the Governor of DIY disabled the principal and three teachers involved in the incident. Human Rights […] … learn more→

Repeating a course is not good for almost anyone

Repeating a course is not good for almost anyone

Grade repetition is regulated by law in most countries, with slight legislative variations between them. In essence, the aim is for low-achieving students to stay one more year in the course they have not passed. The measure seems reasonable and aseptic: if the student does not reach the required level, she will have to repeat it. Pure logic. […] … learn more→

Is the pandemic over? We asked an economist, an education expert and a public health scholar their views

Is the pandemic over? We asked an economist, an education expert and a public health scholar their views

President Joe Biden’s declaration that “the pandemic is over” raised eyebrows and the hackles of some experts who think such messaging could be premature and counterproductive. But to many Americans who have long since returned to pre-COVID 19 activities and are now being forced back into the office, the remark may ring true. The problem is that what […] … learn more→

Teaching students to scrutinize online fact from fiction

Teaching students to scrutinize online fact from fiction

Anew Illinois law allows high schools to teach media literacy to students in all subjects. In case skeptics are tempted to portray this as some kind of underground conspiracy to indoctrinate kids, it’s exactly the opposite. There’s no agenda here other than to arm young people with better tools to distinguish fact from fiction and […] … learn more→

Learn languages ​​online and for free: a possible goal

Learn languages ​​online and for free: a possible goal

When was the last time you used another language? Perhaps it was to watch your favorite series, make a purchase or communicate on social networks? Let’s face it, in the 21st century the ability to communicate in other languages ​​is increasingly necessary. In fact, knowledge of other languages ​​is considered one of the basic skills that every person […] … learn more→

Language learning: an innovative method from Argentina

Language learning: an innovative method from Argentina

Set up in 2001, then amplified in 2018, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​of the Council of Europe, highlighted five important skills in mastering a language  : oral production, oral comprehension, written production, written comprehension and interaction that we often tend to forget. In reality, for the same level of language, individuals do not have a […] … learn more→