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Parents speak out against rushed re-opening of schools in Australia

Oceania/ Australia/ Source; www.wsws.org.   Despite widespread concerns among parents and teachers, and repeated COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, the “national cabinet” formed by the Australian federal, state and territory governments has pushed most students back into face-to-face classes. As is occurring internationally, these governments—Liberal-National and Labor alike—have rushed to reopen schools in order to fully […]

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Japan may have the answer to Asia’s massive school absenteeism problem

Asia/ Japan/ 07.01.2020/ Source: www.studyinternational.com. For some, school is a harrowing experience that students are forced to relive daily. The long hours, vast amount of homework, the social pressure to perform academically, bullying, eating alone while others eat in groups, navigating through social cliques and just a general sense of not fitting in are just some […]

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Scaling education programs in the Philippines: A policymaker’s perspective

By: Rosalina Villaneza. In 2016, 586,284 childrenof primary school age in the Philippines were out of school, underscoring demand for large-scale programs to address unmet learning needs. As a chief education program specialist in the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines, I have firsthand experience planning, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating a variety of […]

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Nigeria: Ekiti begins mass recruitment of primary school teachers

Africa/ Nigeria/ 07.08.2019/ Source: www.pulse.ng. The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Monday commenced the process of recruiting teachers into public primary schools in the state. A statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ado-Ekiti by the Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Prof. Francisca Aladejana, said the planned mass recruitment […]

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A play-based and non-didactic approach to primary education

By: Anurag Behar.   Vibrant classrooms with engaged teachers are an integral part of the New Education Policy vision Puducherry has systematically gone about starting pre-primary classes in all its government primary schools. Anyone you ask there, they point to this levelling of the playing field as a key reason for enrolment increases in these […]

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Japan’s junior high school teachers face longest average working hours in OECD survey

Asia/ Japan/ 08.07.2019/ Source: www.japantimes.co.jp   Japanese junior high school teachers worked the longest hours on average among 48 countries and regions surveyed by the OECD, it said Wednesday. Junior high teachers in the country worked 56 hours per week on average, compared with 38.3 hours a week among all of the participants in the […]

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