“Human beings are born survivors, but not born readers” writes Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education at the Center for Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University. In this Blog post, she explores the patterns and strategies children adopt to learn to read in a rural district in Telangana State in India.
In June 2018, the United Arab Emirates Ministry (UAE) of Education announced that classes in public primary schools will gradually become coeducational starting in the fall of 2018. Private schools are often co-ed, but the Arab Gulf countries separate boys and girls in schools from preschool onwards. UAE is the first country in the Gulf to make this policy decision.