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Canada: Wabanaki Collection launched to improve education about Maritime Indigenous peoples

North America/ Canada/ 05.11.2018/ Source: www.cbc.ca. ‘We are all treaty people,’ says curator of a portal aimed at better mutual understanding The Wabanaki were New Brunswick’s first peoples, but David Perley says many students in the province are graduating from high school without knowing much about them. “My ancestors identify themselves as Wabanaki people,” Perley said. “In […]

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United States: Michigan needs more post-high school education, says state superintendent

By Sheila Alles  One of the most important things my parents did was to tell my three younger siblings and me that we were college material. Unfortunately, there are a lot of children who aren’t as lucky as we were, and many of them don’t receive the same message from their support system. As students […]

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Australia: Education University funding could be tied to maths and science teaching push

Oceania/Australia/10.07.18/Source: www.theguardian.com. The federal government could use funding agreements with Australian universities to force them to make science and maths a priority in teaching degrees. In a speech delivered in Sydney on Monday, education minister Simon Birmingham signalled that the government was willing to use university funding as a way of addressing falling participation rates in high school maths and […]

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Australia: Education, Catholic systems yet to sign off on education reforms

Autralia/ May 15, 2018/By Emily Baker/Source: https://www.smh.com.au Reforms aimed at improving the ACT’s education system for children with complex needs and challenging behaviours continue to lag. An expert panel behind a 2015 review of the education system – triggered after a Canberra school used a $5000 cage to manage the behaviour of a child with autism – made a suite […]

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Ghana: Education; The Right Of Every Child

Ghana/April 17, 2018/By: Josephine Nettey/Source: http://theheraldghana.com The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things (Jean Piaget) At independence, many countries looked to reform education to accelerate economic and social development. Ghana was […]

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