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Education Of Children

Students struggle to hear teacher in new fad open-plan classrooms

Kiri Mealings | 10 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, schools
It's time to redesign these spaces - or discard the whole idea.

‘Chalk and talk’ teaching might be the best way after all

Kevin Donnelly | 24 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, teaching
That seems to be why Chinese students perform so well.

Left to their own devices?

Cris Rowan | 01 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, information technology
Ten reasons not to use technology for learning in grade school.

The link between family structure and poverty

Nicole M. King | 07 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child poverty, education of children, family structure

Who has the right to form young minds?

Anthony Esolen | 16 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Common Core, education of children, parental rights
A controversial national curriculum in the US raises a fundamental question.

Lessons about life at Monsters University

Raffaele Chiarulli | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, film reviews, universities
In the world of Pixar, no one is alone: we all need friends.

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world

Malala Yousafzai | 19 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, Islam, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, Taliban
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has become a symbol of resistance to Taliban terror. This is her inspiring speech at the UN.

Sky fall: gender ideology comes to the schoolhouse

Adam J. MacLeod and Andrew Beckwith | 14 March 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, gender theory, same-sex marriage
Since redefining marriage requires us to deny sexual differences, even school children now have to conform to that principle at the risk of punishment.

Tests, and why some kids stress out

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education of children, standardised tests, stress
Some people are genetically better equipped to handle stress, but others can learn through less serious forms of competition.

Parents should allow kids to fail

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education of children, failure, resposnsibility
These are the parents who worry me the most -- parents who won't let their child learn, writes a teacher.

Family structure: it’s an education in itself

Andrea Mrozek | 24 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, family structure, marriage
An international report finds a clear educational advantage in developed countries for children living with two parents.

The new praise: “Show me your struggle”

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education of children, objectivity, self-esteem
We’ve been a bit sceptical about the self-esteem movement on this site in the past but now it seems we are in respectable company.

To help kids, help their parents

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education of children, parenting, UK
A leading British headmistress is worried that it is not just today's schoolchildren who lack values and good standards of behaviour but also their parents.

LGBT studies: first legislate then work out how to teach

Mariette Ulrich | 20 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education of children, LGBT
Teachers and administrators are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students — from kindergartners to 12th graders — about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in history classes.

Economics education: it’s never too soon to start

Rebekah Hebbert | 23 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, education of children
While many institutions can play a part in providing this education, the family is the best place to start economics education.

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