Japanese is among several foreign languages that students in Malaysia can learn, along with Arabic, Chinese, French or German. Government policies have contributed to the language's popularity, and some educators travelled to Japanese universities to learn the language in the 1990s.
Teaching students in the languages they speak has a powerful influence on their learning, writes Aaron Benavot, director of the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO. In this blog post, he shares how multilingual teaching helps boost educational outcomes.
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Everyone benefits from shared leadership, write author Peter DeWitt and Jenni Donohoo, with the Ontario Ministry of Education. In this blog post, they discuss the Ladder of Teacher Involvement in School Decision-Making model.
Give Your Teachers the Support They Need As students return to their schools, keeping them engaged whether at home or in the classroom is crucial. Teachers understand this, but need support and guidance to integrate the digital experience more seamlessly with the class activities they have planned. Download this SmartFocus and learn how to best help your teachers!
Some teachers in Australia use mobile apps to track and share information about students. Neil Selwyn, professor of education at Monash University, addresses the benefits -- and potential questions and concerns -- of using such technology in schools.
Taking a Multisensory Approach to K-5 Reading Elementary school is a crucial time of growth in the educational journey of children, and strong literacy skills are a key facet of that journey. Using a multisensory approach to K-5 reading can lay a foundation for reading proficiency that lasts a lifetime. Learn how!
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More schools in Southeast Asia are integrating online learning and other education-technology offerings, often through startup companies. Educators say the technology helps to expand access to education and enhance lessons.
Creating Proficient Readers with Multisensory Literacy Multisensory approaches to literacy have gained popularity in recent years as educators explore new ways to keep their students engaged. When combined with systematic and explicit instruction, multisensory literacy begins to move learners towards being proficient readers. Read the SmartFocus
The influence of US English on other world languages was greater in the past and now is fading, says Lynne Murphy, an American linguist at the University of Sussex in the UK. Murphy says the Internet, television and media have changed, with people doing more exchanging of words rather than just receiving words.
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Founded in 1965, ECIS is a global membership organisation that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organisations.