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Top educators hear News Decoder students at global meeting

Top educators hear News Decoder students at global meeting

Three students from News Decoder partner schools offered their thoughts on the future of international schools at a recent meeting of top educators. When one of the world’s prominent authorities on international schools wanted to hear students’ views on...

Diversity, inclusion and equity in education are top of mind for young people today. But how often are their voices heard at the top? Three News Decoder Student Ambassadors recently had the opportunity to speak directly to senior educators attending ISC Research’s virtual “Edruptors Conference.” Varlee Fofana of the African Leadership Academy in South Africa, Ioan Pristavu of Transylvania College in Romania and Giavanna Bravo of Greens Farms Academy in the United States emphasized the importance of a global-minded curriculum, diversifying admissions processes and encouraging equal participation among students.

Exercise: Ask students to identify how their school supports diversity, equity and inclusion, and where it could improve.

I was bullied for my dark skin but now reject colourism.

I was bullied for my dark skin but now reject colourism.

Mocked for my dark skin, I long loathed myself and yearned for a lighter complexion. But now I fight colourism and defend diversity. “Leaning away from un-African beauty standards,” by Alana Muchemi, August 2020. The author is in the yellow shirt....

Adolescence is a time of self-discovery, and Clarice Gillian Achola of the African Leadership Academy finds that the discrimination she has faced since her days on the playground plagues large numbers of girls and women with dark skin. With detail and sensitivity, the author gives shape to the abstract notion of colourism, then moves from the first to the third person pronoun as she extends her personal battle to a broader campaign to save others from bigotry.

COVID-19 has hit South Africa hard. These students tell how.

COVID-19 has hit South Africa hard. These students tell how.

South Africa has had more cases of COVID-19 and more deaths than any African country. We asked students in South Africa how it has affected them. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit South Africa hard. It is the African country with the highest number of cases (1,566,769)...

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