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Australian student placings fall in global education survey

Australian education officials are urgently examining the country’s education system after the release of the latest international education survey results. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is carried out every four years in more than 60 countries

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Zimbabwe will get maths and science teachers despite job freeze

Zimbabwe currently has an ongoing government employment freeze – but its education department is set to employ more maths and science teachers to try to alleviate almost 1,000 vacancies across the country. The appointments will be made over the next

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PISA ranking improvement for Wales should not be expected, says Minister

Wales may not see its rankings improve when the latest results of the PISA tests are released, says its Education Minister. Kirsty Williams said that significant change to the performance of Welsh pupils’ standards in reading, writing and maths should

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Maths teachers in Nigeria are in short supply

Nigerian students are struggling with maths due to a shortage of specialist teachers. Speaking at a press briefing to announce the international symposium on “Current trends in mathematical science and application”, Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s National Mathematical

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African universities urged to focus on maths

African universities need to elevate the standard of their maths teaching, say education experts. Attendees at the recent Next Einstein Forum discussed how maths is essential to support economic development. In addition, the President of the African Institute for Mathematical

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UK maths teaching is “over-complicated”, says expert

Maths teaching across the UK is “superficial” in many cases, says a leading education researcher. Andreas Schleicher, from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), says that maths teaching in the UK takes basic maths concepts and over-complicates them,

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