Students can benefit if their mothers help them with their homework, according to a study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyvaskyla. The study of 365 students found that a combination of assistance and independent work had the best outcomes.
Some schools in Western Australia face a shortage of foreign-language teachers as they work to implement a curriculum that mandates foreign-language lessons for students from Year 3. Technology is helping to fill that void, including through the My Chinese Teacher programme, which connects teachers in China with classrooms in Australia as well as England, New Zealand and the US.
Hong Kong has introduced a new programme this school year to expand students' access to free, quality kindergarten education. Under the programme, 90% of half-day local kindergartens now effectively are free, said Ian Tsang, an education consultant.
About 75% of teachers say they often or very often see students multitask with technology, according to a study from the Alberta Teachers' Association. This article outlines five ways to help students better manage their digital workflow, including implementing structured support strategies to help students focus.
About 89% of secondary-school students say they are concerned about their privacy on social media, according to the Studyclix.ie Student Attitudes Survey. About 75% of those surveyed who use Instagram say they adjusted their privacy settings and some indicate Facebook is declining in popularity.
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