Tackling COVID-19: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Her plans to study the effects of social isolation on adolescents have become particularly pertinent this year. Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a cognitive

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  education  mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  tackling-covid-19

New partnership to provide expertise on global education reform

A new Cambridge Partnership for Education will help governments and organisations across the world reimagine public education systems for the future.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education covid-19

Children use make-believe aggression and violence to manage bad-tempered peers

Children are more likely to introduce violent themes into their pretend play, such as imaginary fighting or killing, if they are with playmates whom peers

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: education play child-development

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

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