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Homeschooling links with inequality are far from new

In 2020, the pandemic has made homeschooling a fact of life. Even before this, though, what was once the obscure choice of a few families has grown in popularity over the past decade. In 2019, the Children's Commissioner ...

Most books in childcare center have white, middle-class heroes

Only 18% of books available in four Australian childcare centers include non-white characters. Animal characters make up around half the books available, with the animals largely leading lives, and adhering to values, of ...

A new language doesn't hamper kids learning. Other things do

South Africa is a linguistically and culturally diverse country. There are 11 official languages and several other minority languages. But English continues to be preferred as the language of learning and teaching.

Tablet use can benefit bilingual preschoolers

Bilingual preschool children can use digital tablets as a special resource. They can listen to books in their language, use pedagogical applications, and communicate with children in other preschools using for example Skype—which ...

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