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Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

    Perverting the system
    Perverting the system
    How should we measure the progress of schooling? We should strive for a balance between three sets of indicators in assessing the outcomes of our...
    Matric: quality vs quantity
    Matric: quality vs quantity
    This year the furious national debate occasioned by the annual publication of the national senior certificate (NSC or matric) seems to have lasted...
    Critics should do their homework
    Critics should do their homework
    The shrill tone of much of the comment that follows the annual publication of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results is perhaps understandable, given its importance not only to the future life prospects of candidates, but also to the development of the country....
    It's OBE, but not as it should be
    It's OBE, but not as it should be
    Outcomes-based education is in trouble in South Africa. While politicians continue to affirm its importance for the school curriculum, its...