The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is inviting retired teachers and principals to a seminar this week in Midrand to see how it could use them to help in classrooms or in the general running of schools.
President Thabo Mbeki has launched the first of South Africa's six new e-Schools - schools equipped with a computer lab stocked with servers, PCs, printers, faxes, scanners and copiers linked via wireless connectivity. The launch took place at Maripe Secondary School in the Eastern Cape as part of the pan-African Nepad e-Schools demo project.
Education Minister Naledi Pandor has said she strongly supports the use of Afrikaans and other indigenous languages as the medium of instruction in schools. She was reacting to a DA media release in which she was accused of leading “an ideological crusade against Afrikaans”.
Acclaimed educationalist Dr Melodie de Jager has a mission in life: to remove barriers to learning. She passionately believes that to achieve their full potential, learners have to stimulate whole brain functioning. She has detailed her ideas and research in her latest book <i>Mind Moves: Removing Barriers to Learning</i>.
The KwaZulu-Natal department of education has awarded 53 teaching bursaries for students to pursue qualifications in areas in which it is experiencing or expecting educator shortages. A total of R2,2-million has been set aside to fund the studies of these students.