School segregation by wealth is creating unequal learning outcomes for children in the Global South

Millions of the world’s poorest children are leaving school without mastering even basic levels of reading or maths because of an overlooked pattern of widespread, wealth-based inequalities in their countries’ education systems, new research suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education africa international-development inequality

Surging numbers of first-generation learners at risk of being left behind in education systems worldwide

‘First-generation learners’ – a substantial number of pupils around the world who represent the first generation in their families to receive an education – are also significantly more likely to leave school without basic literacy or numeracy skills, a study suggests.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education africa international-development

Global coalition needed to transform girls’ education - report

A new report aims to provide a framework so that "governments and those in power can turn goodwill into action”.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  education  international-development  schoolgirls

Cambridge-designed curriculum teaches schoolchildren about water scarcity and climate activism

Students and teachers across India now have free access to a new curriculum on water security and sustainability, co-developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which incorporates engagement with climate change and climate activism into their lessons.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: education biodiversity-conservation sustainable-earth climate-change conservation water

Bereaved children missing out on vital support in UK schools, study finds

Support for bereaved children in schools is patchy and inadequate, and teachers feel they lack the skills to help, according to a report from the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 18, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  spotlight-on-children  education  schools  school-of-the-humanities-and-social-sciences  death

Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost pupils’ life chances.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 25, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  spotlight-on-children  education  children  mental-health  spotlight-on-language-sciences  spotlight-on-east-of-england  east-anglia  school  language

Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

A report out today examines the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child’s development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 14, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: spotlight-on-children spotlight-on-neuroscience mathematics education

Stronger political leadership needed to close global gender divide in education – report

The poorest girls in many Commonwealth countries spend no more than five years in school, with the global target of 12 years of quality universal education remaining “a distant reality” for many, according to a new report charting global inequality in girls’ education.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 21, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: spotlight-on-children education development spotlight-on-africa

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