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Infographic: Having a desk and a quiet place to study
Infographic: Having a desk and a quiet place to study

Whether it's completing homework assignments, preparing for exams, or being required to study remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, teenage students often need to complete school work at home. But, how many have access to a desk and a quiet place to study? What about those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds?

Parent views on international school partnerships
Parent views on international school partnerships

Researchers have been exploring parent perspectives on international school partnerships involving students, teachers and families in Indonesia and Australia to help identify the strengths and weaknesses of programs.

How teachers are depicted in picture books
How teachers are depicted in picture books

Families will often engage in the shared reading of picture books about starting Kindergarten to help children with their transition. But, how are Kindergarten teachers demographically represented in the books that children read during this time? And importantly, who is missing from these representations?

Infographic: Teacher attitudes towards STEM
Infographic: Teacher attitudes towards STEM

Teachers can have a key influence on the career choices of young people, so knowing their attitudes towards STEM can help us understand how students are being influenced in the school environment. Here, we share results of a survey capturing teacher attitudes towards STEM.

Student perspectives on teachers as effective listeners
Student perspectives on teachers as effective listeners

A recent focus group study involving gifted students in Grades 5 to 8 has revealed what actions show a teacher is being an effective listener during classroom discussions, and how these actions have an impact on their students’ motivation to learn.

Infographic: Issues hindering school instruction
Infographic: Issues hindering school instruction

In the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) 2019 assessment programme, school principals were asked about issues that hindered their school’s capacity to provide instruction. This infographic shows the proportions of children in the six SEA-PLM 2019 countries who attended a school where the principal reported each issue hindered school capacity to a 'large' or 'moderate' extent.

Moving beyond gender stereotypes in early years play
Moving beyond gender stereotypes in early years play

Researchers have used an Indonesian folktale setting to explore how young children take up and experience different gender roles during early years play, and how teachers can support their learning and development by moving beyond traditional gender stereotypes.

Infographic: Teachers who work second jobs
Infographic: Teachers who work second jobs

A new paper explores US data on public school teachers working a second job, outside the education system. What proportion of full-time teachers worked a second job? What type of jobs did they take? And, what were their average earnings? Find out in this infographic.

Providing the best environment for children to learn
Providing the best environment for children to learn

A large-scale assessment of Grade 5 students in six Southeast Asian countries has highlighted some of the home and school factors that have a positive impact on reading, writing and mathematics achievement.

Infographic: Effectiveness of remote learning during COVID
Infographic: Effectiveness of remote learning during COVID

McKinsey surveyed teachers around the world for their views on the effectiveness of remote learning during the COVID-19 school closures. Teachers were asked to reflect on their experiences in the first few months of the pandemic, scoring the effectiveness on a scale of one to 10. Find out the results in today’s infographic.