Category Archives: Early Childhood Education

Teacher ‘unconscious discouragement’ put girls off math, science

It’s a fact: Women are vastly underrepresented in the fields of computer science, engineering, and mathematics. But less clear are the trajectories — academic and otherwise — that lead young women toward other professions. Higher education has already opened the … Continue reading

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Delaying children’s school entry linked to poor academic performance

Delaying school entry for children could cause poorer academic performance, according to new research from the University of Warwick. Many parents are keen to hold their children back a year if they were born prematurely or in the summer months. … Continue reading

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Technology changing teachers’ role

Along with technological development, traditional teaching methods have been challenged by various technologically enhanced teaching and learning methods. This trend has received mixed reactions: On the one hand it is feared that these new technologies will replace teachers altogether. On … Continue reading

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How Quality of Sleep Impacts Academic Performance in Children

Newswise — Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth … Continue reading

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Why early childhood education needs to start earlier than pre-K

“Is my 18-month old already behind for schooling?” That was the subject line of a recent post on the D.C. Urban Moms and Dads online discussion forum. The anonymous author was reacting to an article written by a mom who … Continue reading

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