Students in Tanzania recently were encouraged to study Chinese language and to consider the advantages of the Confucius Institute. Studying the language could give students a leg up in applying for college, landing jobs or traveling, officials said.
Parents of preschool-age children in England have access to free universal preschool, and about 94% of such parents enroll their children in the programme. Some say universal preschool helps reduce stigma and ensure quality.
More than 10% of teachers left their jobs in 2015, according to government data from the UK. In this commentary, Rachel Williams, lecturer and part of the Employment Research Unit at Cardiff University, addresses several ways new teachers can curb stress and address other issues that lead to attrition.
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About 350,000 classrooms worldwide are using the mobile application Duolingo for Schools to teach English-language learners, according to the company. Teachers say the platform helps to personalise instruction while helping them focus on struggling students.
Computer software learning human languages through algorithms also can pick up on prejudices -- even when humans fail to recognise racial and gender biases -- among the words, a recent study found. Researchers used nearly 1 trillion words taken from the internet and tested word associations for the study.
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