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Michael Rice

Michael Rice

    How should teachers be taught?
    How should teachers be taught?
    With our abysmal literacy and numeracy rates, and with about a third to half of all children entering the system failing to reach matric, it is...
    Make ICT use a collective effort
    Make ICT use a collective effort
    The education sector worldwide is changing too rapidly — because of the information communications technology revolution and the need for...
    Schools can't ignore technology
    Schools can't ignore technology
    Today's youth are technologically switched on. Unlike many of their teachers, they were born in a world dominated by information and...
    More than fancy IT machines
    More than fancy IT machines
    Even with all the changes promised by the digital revolution sweeping education, teachers' roles remain the same.
    Crossing the teaching Rubicon
    Crossing the teaching Rubicon
    Revolutions do not sit well with the teaching profession. We are a conservative lot. We resist change. We have seen too many instant solutions, too...
    Plugged-in learning reaps results
    Plugged-in learning reaps results
    The time has come to explore radical alternatives for in-service teacher training. In an article in the South African Medical Journal titled:...
    Getting in touch with tomorrow
    Getting in touch with tomorrow
    The recent annual national assessment (ANA) results reveal that we are staring a national catastrophe in the face. Literacy and numeracy levels,...
    Universities vs teacher colleges
    Universities vs teacher colleges
    On the subject of the training of teachers in the all-important foundation phase (that is, up to grade three), professors Sarah Gravett and...
    Why we need new colleges of education
    Why we need new colleges of education
    Matric season is now upon us and everyone is concerned about the final outcome. How many will pass? How many will fail? How many will get a...