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How to make reading fun — and part of life beyond the #school room

Peter Rule, Stellenbosch University and Zelda Barends, Stellenbosch University The love of reading is one of the greatest gifts an adult can give to a…

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South Africa’s children aren’t getting the mental health care they need

Mental health clinics exist in South Africa’s public health sector, but children with ADHD often never reach them. Shutterstock Renata Schoeman, Stellenbosch University #SouthAfrica #ADHD #Mentalhealth…

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How #African researchers are adding to deeper #knowledge about neutrons

iThemba LABS provides support for research and training to all universities. iThemba LABS Ntombizikhona Beaulah Ndlovu, iThemba LABS Matter is all around us. As human beings,…

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Here’s how much #kids need to move, play and sleep in their early years

It’s important for kids to move and play. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand Most of us would agree that we want to…

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Helping #teachers get better at ‘how’ to #teach as well as ‘what’ to teach

Physics teachers often pass on misconceptions to their pupils. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Yashwant Ramma, Mauritius Institute of Education and Ajeevsing Bholoa, Mauritius Institute of Education It’s…

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#Teachers use #violence against children in #Uganda : we set out to find out more

Violence against students is very common in Uganda, even though corporal punishment was banned. Juliya Shangarey/Shutterstock Katherine G Merrill, Johns Hopkins University In many parts…

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Children with albinism find it hard to navigate school. Teachers can help

In Tanzania, only half of the children with albinism complete primary school. Shutterstock Charlotte Baker, Lancaster University Globally, 1 in 18,000 people have #albinism. In sub-Saharan…

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Broken government promises to blame for Nigeria university strike

Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not fulfilled agreements it made with academic staff in Nigeria’s public universities. EPA-EFE/ Felipe Trueba Oludayo Tade, University of Ibadan All 37,504…

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Students with hearing loss get a raw deal: a South African case study

There is a lack of research about students using hearing technology and those who use spoken language. Shutterstock Dr Diane Bell, Cape Peninsula University of…

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What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning

Bringing different philosophies together can empower students.Bruce Rolff/Shutterstock Yusef Waghid, Stellenbosch University; Faiq Waghid, and Zayd Waghid, Cape Peninsula University of Technology What happens when…

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