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Barbara Dale-Jones

Barbara Dale-Jones

    OR Tambo Debates: Where is the accountability in education?
    OR Tambo Debates: Where is the accountability in education?
    The fourth of the OR Tambo Debate Series on Implementing the National Development Plan was held last week at the University of Witwatersrand's (Wits)...
    It takes a village to stop bullying
    It takes a village to stop bullying
    Last month’s Teachers Upfront focused on giving teachers strategies to ­handle the emotionally and ­sociologically difficult issue of bullying....
    What a day some difference makes
    What a day some difference makes
    In a world in which people are killed because they draw satir­ical cartoons and where security forces are brought in to quell disagreements in...
    Digital learning needs a light touch
    Digital learning needs a light touch
    South African education is increasingly concerned with how information and communications technology (ICT) can effectively be integrated into...
    Sparing the rod, rebuilding the child
    Sparing the rod, rebuilding the child
    The recent kicking to death of two chickens by matric pupils at a Johannesburg school, and the use of the dead animals to scare other children, has...
    Social tech keeps teachers classy
    Social tech keeps teachers classy
    How to prepare new teachers for effective classroom practice, especially in the complex contexts of many South African schools, was the focus of...
    Wanted: Help for new teachers
    Wanted: Help for new teachers
    The retention of quality teachers in the South African education system, in which demand continues to outweigh supply, is a key priority.
    Teaching that embraces difference
    Teaching that embraces difference
    The international movement towards what is formally called "inclusive education" has seen the promotion of access and participation in...
    Don't be afraid of assessments at school
    Don't be afraid of assessments at school
    The Annual National Assessments (ANA), when all schools in the country conduct the same grade-specific language and mathematics tests for grades...
    Time to take care of the principals
    Time to take care of the principals
    The many pressures on principals can distract their attention from schooling's core purpose - teaching and learning. Teacher and learner...
    Turning multilingual classrooms into rich resources
    Turning multilingual classrooms into rich resources
    Because language is key to learning and teachers are central agents in quality education, it is vital that teachers are able to address language...
    Puzzling over the teaching of teachers
    Puzzling over the teaching of teachers
    Universities are intent on developing competent, reflective, knowledgeable teachers who are ready for the classroom, but the system for which they...