Opening schools – and keeping them open – should be prioritised by Government, report says

Keeping schools open from September should be a Government priority as it manages the COVID-19 pandemic, while closures could have severe social and economic

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education covid-19 schools economy

Socio-economic status predicts UK boys’ development of essential thinking skills

A comparison of children in Hong Kong, mainland China and the UK has found that British boys’ development of key thinking skills, known as ‘executive

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: education socioeconomic-differences child-development

Mixed early progress highlights need for sustained support for pupils with English as an additional language

Newly-arrived pupils who speak English as an additional language (EAL) often make ‘mixed’ linguistic and academic progress during their first years in British

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education teaching bilingualism

Playtime with dad may improve children’s self-control

Children whose fathers make time to play with them from a very young age may find it easier to control their behaviour and emotions as they grow up, research

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education play child-development

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

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