Education Of Children
Who has the right to form young minds?
| 16 January 2014 | FEATURES |
A controversial national curriculum in the US raises a fundamental question.
Lessons about life at Monsters University
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
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
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
| 08 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
| 05 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
| 24 January 2013 | FEATURES |
An international report finds a clear educational advantage in developed countries for children living with two parents.
The new praise: “Show me your struggle”
| 24 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
| 21 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
| 20 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
| 23 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
While many institutions can play a part in providing this education, the family is the best place to start economics education.
“Simon Says” teaches self-control
An old classroom game designed to raise alertness is enjoying new popularity among educators as a way to foster and measure self control in children.
History textbooks tinged with pink?
| 09 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
A bill that would require textbooks for California public schools to include the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people passed the state Assembly.
School wants to know how new entrants were born. No kidding.
| 16 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Once upon a time, all you had to do in order to enrol in school was be 6 years old and toilet-trained. How times have changed. Now they want to know how you were born, and why it happened like that...
Cursive handwriting: a lost art
I’ve taught cursive handwriting to all my children, starting in the second grade, but not all of them continued to use it when they grew older.
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