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Edwin Naidu

National home schoolers challenge proposed curriculum

A Christian-based group and Kader Asmal lock horns, reports Edwin NaiduMinister of Education Kader Asmal has become embroiled in a bitter row with home...

Foundations for Education – Investing in education runs into billions

YOUR GUIDE TO INVESTING IN EDUCATIONAnnually an estimated R2-billion is pumped into education and corporate social responsibility projects aimed at making a difference in...

Your country needs you

Students of today must become the educators of tomorrow if the teaching profession is to thrive again, writes Edwin Naidu Thousands of vacancies! Hard-working...

Many school children are side by side in disharmony

Seven years after the birth of what Desmond Tutu dubbed the Rainbow Nation, incidents of racism continue to surface at schools in South Africa,...

Ensuring a golden future

Edwin Naidu reports on an ambitious plan by the Gauteng Department of Education to introduce computers to learners throughout the province and put the...

Powerful messages from the soapbox

All nine hopefuls who made the final of the Anglo American/Sowetan 2001 Young Communicators Award showed they had the gift of the gab, reports...

Finding mathematical motivation

Edwin Naidu discovers that for kids numbers fail to add up "I hate maths," is the constant refrain from Brenwin, our eight-year-old who started...

2001 in full swing

THE new school year got off to a dramatic start with Education Minister Professor Kader Asmal wielding a big stick during his surprise visits...

Number of new teachers dwindling

Edwin Naidu reports on trends in student enrolments for teacher training Registration is underway for the 2001 tertiary year but what lies in store...

Class of 2000 fails to disappoint but matriculants face a bleak future

On the surface, the matrics class of 2000 failed to disappoint when compared to the downward trend of recent years. However, beyond the results...

Revamping teacher training

Edwin Naidu describes how the colleges will now become part of universities and technikons Teacher training is set for major change when 25 colleges...

How will future generations separate our fact from fiction?

If history is the future of our past, one wonders how the textbooks of tomorrow will reflect the government and politics of 2001. Who...

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