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Teacher development lost in the focus on matric results
Teacher development lost in the focus on matric results
Seeing the national senior certificate results and the general performance of schools, questions continue to be asked about whether South Africa’s teachers are competent or well qualified....
Treasury asked to fund learner influx
Treasury asked to fund learner influx
An influx of more than 20 000 learners into the Western Cape from other provinces has forced the provincial education department to hold...
South Africa can't compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths
South Africa can't compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths
South Africa is not producing enough school leavers who are competent in maths and science. This is a fact borne out by international assessments...
The difference between achievement and excellence: Mathematics results for the NSC
The difference between achievement and excellence: Mathematics results for the NSC
You’ve got to feel for South Africa’s matriculants, particularly if they come from poor families, weren’t educated in their home languages,...
20% maths decree sets a dangerous precedent for schooling in South Africa
20% maths decree sets a dangerous precedent for schooling in South Africa
The department of basic education in South Africa has reacted to pupils’ exceedingly low attainment rates in maths education in a controversial...
Why it doesn’t help – and may harm – to fail pupils with poor maths marks
Why it doesn’t help – and may harm – to fail pupils with poor maths marks
Many South Africans were outraged by the...
How crime harms matric pass rates: An interactive map
How crime harms matric pass rates: An interactive map
Poor results are linked to areas with high crime rates but some Gauteng schools show that this can be countered....
Home is where the learning is
Home is where the learning is
All learning starts in the home. These early learning activities stimulate children’s interest and their cognitive and social development....
SA still bottom of the class in science and maths but there’s cause for some optimism
SA still bottom of the class in science and maths but there’s cause for some optimism
South Africa’s grade nines were ranked second-last out of 39 countries in maths last year — and were also placed at the bottom of the...
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
In a study conducted on public opinion on key issues in three African nations, the Pew Research Centre found that black people are the most...
Spare the penalty, spoil the 'cheats'
Spare the penalty, spoil the 'cheats'
The Durban high court has ordered a group of high school pupils who were implicated in group cheating in the 2014 matric exams to attend disciplinary proceedings before the end of the year....
Stop the education blame game
Stop the education blame game
It is that time of the year when we pray, motivate and encourage the grade 12 learners to do the best they can in their final exams. This is not...

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