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Martin Prew

Martin Prew

    Behind the matric results: The story of maths and science
    Behind the matric results: The story of maths and science
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    Rural KZN school gets A+ for pass rates
    Rural KZN school gets A+ for pass rates
    Recently I wrote about how the selection of pupils studying either maths or maths literacy is being manipulated by certain schools and provinces in...
    Our maths mindset doesn't add up
    Our maths mindset doesn't add up
    Very few black students get to do maths-based courses at university. This is because very few black students do maths as a subject for matric...
    Rethinking the building blocks
    Rethinking the building blocks
    In this last of three articles I focus on alternatives to traditional schooling. The challenge is to reimagine schooling so that it does not just...
    Africa fails to understand the lessons
    Africa fails to understand the lessons
    Schooling, as practised in most African countries, has little relationship to education, because it does not prepare children for their futures as...
    Schooling gets an F but still passes
    Schooling gets an F but still passes
    It is a simple fact: if schooling in Africa was a commercial enterprise, it would have been closed down because of low output and low levels of...
    Whose head should roll?
    Whose head should roll?
    The grief that has been heaped on Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga from all quarters seems to be justified on the surface. The facts seem...
    Neighbourly lessons in education
    Neighbourly lessons in education
    It is common knowledge that the Zimbabwean schooling system is starved of funds, was the victim of national economic meltdown in the 2000s, has...
    Matric results do make sense
    Matric results do make sense
    Now that the dust has settled on the 2010 matric results and we know exactly how Umalusi and the department of basic education calculate the pass...
    Time for a debate
    Time for a debate
    Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently released the "Schooling 2025" blueprint. Have you read it? Did you comment on it? Have you...
    SA Education: A case of mistaken identity
    SA Education: A case of mistaken identity
    Normally opinionated and confident education professionals still struggle to explain why the majority of South Africa's schools are so bad. And...