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School and education

Lost faith in democracy? Blame the teacher!

Students who feel they are treated unfairly by their teachers lose faith in democracy, according to Swedish findings.

Headmaster can halt bullying

Bullying is less of a problem in schools with principals or headmasters who have the confidence of their pupils and teachers. The head of the school can set the standard for acceptable behaviour.

Education to fight the postnatal death rates in Uganda

"Postnatal death rates are far too high, both for babies and mothers," says Olive Norah Nabacwa. She wants to help raise the standard of the nursing profession and midwifery practices in Uganda.

Aim to improve the educational system in Uganda

"Uganda has an urgent need for qualified workers to generate development and growth. This means that our entire education system has to become more practically orientated," says Ugandan lecturer.

Norwegian students prefer English-speaking countries

Great Britain and the US are on top of the list for most Norwegians who want to study abroad. While expert urges them go places where they can learn German or French.

Less time for meal breaks

Fewer and fewer pupils in Norwegian schools are given the 20-minute meal break recommended by the government.

More years of education mean a better memory in old age

Public education reforms implemented decades ago are providing new insights. Each additional year of schooling can give mental benefits towards the end of life.

More specialisation may reduce dropout rates

More vocational students will complete high school if they get to work with subjects that interest them.

Swedish pupils fend for themselves

The joy of learning and kids’ inner motivation are not being given enough emphasis in Swedish compulsory elementary and secondary schools, according to a recent study.

Swedish teens now toe the line

The behaviour of Swedish 15-year-olds has improved since the mid-1990s – they're less likely now to skip school, steal or drink than they were in the past.