Early childhood development

 
Writer confronts trauma but sidesteps Cape Town
Writer confronts trauma but sidesteps Cape Town
In The Yearning, protagonist Marubini’s blissful, urbane life is upended by an insistent inconvenience. In the boardrooms of a wine farm in the Western Cape, and in her bedroom as she caresses her green-eyed French-Moroccan lover, Marubini’s peace is...
How we remember and respect our inner child
How we remember and respect our inner child
When I was a child, my grandmother would take me to the neighbourhood supermarket, known to everyone as Kwa-George (pronounced kwaJohji), that...
Key studies are trying to find out how to improve early reading
Key studies are trying to find out how to improve early reading
COMMENTThe problem of weak learning outcomes in historically disadvantaged sections of the school system, as manifested in the matric exams,...
Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
Parents worried about use of interactive e-books
The majority of British parents are concerned about their children using interactive e-books, according to a new survey, with respondents suggesting they feared e-books would negatively affect their children’s attention span or expose them to inappropriate content....
Poor children need to be supported from the womb, say experts
Poor children need to be supported from the womb, say experts
Children who will be born into poverty need to be enrolled in child support programmes while they are still in the womb, a representative from a...
With grade R comes great responsibility
With grade R comes great responsibility
About half of the country's grade R teachers are unqualified or underqualified — some without even a matric — mainly because the...
State robs children of best chance
State robs children of best chance
Public investment in education in South Africa is one of the highest in the world. Yet government funding for early childhood development (ECD) is...
Critical questions of future growth
Critical questions of future growth
What is human potential? Can it be measured? If so, how? And what might these mea­surements miss, overlook or ignore?
Curriculum misses the mark
Curriculum misses the mark
Much work appears to have gone into the draft preschool curriculum framework the department of basic education recently published for comment. But...
Cape charity grows on olive bounty
Cape charity grows on olive bounty
Arriving at the youth centre in Esterhof, Riebeek Kasteel, the first thing you notice is the noise. The ­chatter, shrieks and laughter of...
Preschool should be child's play
Preschool should be child's play
The national planning commission's new plan for the country contains a recommendation for all children to be given access to two years of...
Intervening after school is too late
Intervening after school is too late
The national planning commission's recent report shows that there is renewed interest in the role of preschool education for national...

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