Universities in England are set to be graded as gold, silver and bronze under new teaching excellence standards.
However, the bronze grade will indicate that institutions are “significantly below” the required standards, reported The Guardian. Read more ›
VietNam’s prime minister has given the go-ahead for the second phase of improvements to secondary education to take place.
Around 60 schools have been selected to receive the upgrades. These include schools for gifted students, schools in deprived areas and specialist vocational schools. Read more ›
Brazil’s new President, Michel Temer, has endorsed a reform of the country’s high school education system.
In a sweeping revision to the former programme of 13 compulsory subjects, there will now be only two that students must study: Portuguese and maths.
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Provided in addition to the desktop Teacher application for Windows, the popular Teacher app is designed for installation on Windows tablets and touch-enabled devices, allowing teachers to teach and interact with their students in a Windows 10 environment.
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The exact number of children not attending school in Armenia is not known, as the country has no process in place to count or monitor them.
Many children in the country are out of school for different reasons – including disabilities, non-enrolment, parental cultural beliefs or having to work to support their families – Read more ›
The UAE has announced significant changes to its education system in order to ensure students are prepared for the future.
A new training centre for teachers will be set up in order to ensure that the new curriculum will be delivered properly.
A revised curriculum will include, “technology, innovative design, health sciences, career guidance, general skills and business management” – Read more ›
Schools in Zambia are struggling to get on board with ICT as a compulsory subject in secondary schools.
Despite its introduction in 2015, there are neither enough computers nor enough staff to teach the subject. Pupils have had to study the subject over the last year, Read more ›
Thailand is the first country to benefit from education policy advice from a partnership between the OECD and UNESCO.
The two organisations spent a significant amount of time researching and analysing Thailand’s current education system – and then took time to review it and make recommendations for future improvements, reports The Nation. Read more ›
Zimbabwe currently has an ongoing government employment freeze – but its education department is set to employ more maths and science teachers to try to alleviate almost 1,000 vacancies across the country.
The appointments will be made over the next two years. The Higher Education Minster, Professor Jonathan Moyo, said Read more ›
Paraguay is set to receive another slice of EU funding to improve the quality of its education system.
In 2009, the EU pledged ongoing support to Paraguay’s education system and wider policies through to 2020. The most recent funding of 46 million Euros will go towards improving the quality of education, developing elementary Read more ›