UK researchers found that 3-year-olds who were read storybooks with only one illustration per page learned two times more words than those who were read books with at least two pictures per page. The findings in the journal Infant and Child Development also showed that a hand-swipe gesture to guide attention to the right picture before reading enabled children to learn words in pages with two illustrations.
Children in Cameroon are better able than their peers in Western cultures to delay gratification and exhibit self-control, according to researchers at the Universitat Osnabruck. Researchers offered students from Cameroon and Germany the opportunity to have one treat immediately or two treats if they waited -- commonly called the "marshmallow test".
Introducing professional learning communities may help Canada retain more French-language teachers, asserts Mimi Masson, a doctoral student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She shares her research in this commentary.
More than 40 underprivileged students in Pakistan are being educated through a youth-driven initiative known as the Tent School System. The school was designed to offer all students an equal opportunity to learn.
Girls from about 100 countries who were finalists in an international software design competition will compete this summer in the Technovation contest at Google. The girls will design mobile apps that can be used to improve daily life in their own communities.
Using social media can help teenagers develop social skills and resiliency, and improve collaboration, according to an analysis of data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. However, there also are risks for teens who utilise social media, including falling victim to cyberbullying and accessing harmful content, the data show.
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Andrew Jackson, seventh US president
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