Schools in the UK should do more to nurture and celebrate linguistic diversity, write Elizabeth Bailey and Emma Marsden of the University of York. In this commentary, they assert that English often takes the priority, even though as many as 300 languages are spoken in British schools.
Researchers at the University of New Mexico will follow a group of Spanish-speaking second- and third-grade students in two states to explore strategies to close the achievement gap in math and English. Researchers hope to discover how the language systems affect students' cognitive abilities and processes.
Prospective preschool educators in Singapore will be trained in a new National Institute of Early Childhood Development -- a complement to a similar institute for educators of students in later grades. The institute seeks to serve a growing demand for preschool educators.
Officials in Turkey have announced plans to phase in a "values-based curriculum," which will eliminate lessons about evolutionary biology, a change that has drawn some criticism. Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz said the subject should be taught at the university level.
Artificial intelligence and virtual reality one day will be as accessible as smartphones and desktop computers, predicts Sebastien Turbot, curator and director of global programs at the Qatar Foundation's World Innovation Summit for Education. In this commentary, he discusses the future of immersive learning.
Researchers studying how physical exercise affects adult language learning have found that working out can enhance the ability to retain the words learned. Two groups of college-age Chinese men and women learning English were observed, and the group that rode exercise bikes while learning words performed better on vocabulary tests than students who used rote learning techniques, according to the study in PLOS ONE.
One of the most important lessons I learned in business was that if all you're getting from your team is a single point of view -- usually your point of view -- you've got to worry. You can get your own point of view for free.
Lee Iacocca, auto executive
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