The uptake of phonics in New Zealand primary schools may improve children’s reading abilities, according to the authors of a study published in the Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties. But it faces obstacles to achieving this goal.
The growing demand for children to get involved in organized activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families.
Teachers who antagonize their students by belittling them, showing favoritism, or criticizing their contributions can damage students’ learning potential, a new study published in Communication Education warns.
Couples who are trying to lose weight could be putting their relationship under strain by using unsuitable strategies to achieve their weight loss goals, a new study suggests.
The American pika (Ochotona princeps), a relative of rabbits, occupies rocky environments in the mountains of western Northern America. It has been widely thought that pikas could not survive extremes of temperature and thus were at risk of running out of space at the tops of mountains as temperatures rise due to climate change. But is there more to the story?
Skin cancer cases attributable to work-related sun exposure could be costing millions of dollars, and must be better addressed by policymakers.
A new paper has called for an end to the term ‘healthy obesity’, due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth research to understand causes and consequences of varying health among people with the same BMI.
Samples collected during Captain Scott’s famous 1901-1904 Discovery expedition to Antarctica, the oldest of their kind, have recently undergone new analysis using modern techniques providing scientists with exciting new data, over 100 years after the voyage.
Early career teachers in Australia in casual or temporary employment are more likely to miss out on receiving professional support, leading to lower work satisfaction and higher likelihood of leaving the profession, shows new study.
Students classed as less able are being hindered by being grouped into ability-based sets, according to new research published today in the Cambridge Journal of Education.