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​Smart teaching gives kids the tools to learn
​Smart teaching gives kids the tools to learn
September is Literacy Month and in South Africa, where nearly 30% of grade 4 learners — the critical grade where children move on from...
​Naptosa rejects Gauteng department of education’s new teacher requirements
​Naptosa rejects Gauteng department of education’s new teacher requirements
The Gauteng education department has been forced to withdraw a controversial examination circular following objections by the provincial branch of...
Teaching posts for 'sale' harms education
Teaching posts for 'sale' harms education
The role labour unions must play in the life of every employee can never be disavowed. Even if we think of teaching as an essential service, it is...
Shanghai’s maths teachers have the formula for learning
Shanghai’s maths teachers have the formula for learning
Earlier this month, I welcomed 68 secondary mathematics teachers from Shanghai to Britain who spent three weeks teaching in our schools. Now in its...
'Fight back!' Universities must put teaching at their front and centre
'Fight back!' Universities must put teaching at their front and centre
It is fashionable these days to suggest that the university has reached the end of one of its lives. What do you think underlies this...
Gogo gaga over tweaching
Gogo gaga over tweaching
Take a random peek at Elizabeth Henning’s Twitter timeline and, almost always, her tweets and her conversations have something to do with her...
Parents take school to court over forced English tuition
Parents take school to court over forced English tuition
A group of concerned parents at a Northern Cape school have taken Vela Langa Primary School in Pabalelo to court for forcing its...
Letters to the editor: November 1 to 7 2013
Letters to the editor: November 1 to 7 2013
Stephen Taylor and Marisa Coetzee, in their cautious response to Professor Jonathan Jansen's call for the use of English as the language of...
No easy answers to teaching requirements
No easy answers to teaching requirements
A Neotel-sponsored Mail & Guardian Business Breakfast, held on Wednesday in Johan- nesburg, examined whether the South African...
Sadtu pickets for Soobrayan's head
Sadtu pickets for Soobrayan's head
Hundreds of South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) members picketed outside the plush headquarters of the department in Pretoria on...
[Podcast]JM Coetzee on education in South Africa
[Podcast]JM Coetzee on education in South Africa
Many felt that author JM Coetzee's honorary doctorate speech at Wits was removed from the realities of SA education. Listen to the speech.
Biology in the bush
Biology in the bush
Batanai Secondary School was a very long way from home. But when, a few years back, I got a chance to go and teach there, I grabbed it. I was...

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