Education

Pietermaritzburg Girls High: Codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism
Pietermaritzburg Girls High: Codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism
Monday’s social media storm around racism at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, where a white pupil allegedly used the...
Vaal Tech council broke the rules over chairperson, warns SACP
Vaal Tech council broke the rules over chairperson, warns SACP
The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Vaal district wants the council chair at Vaal University of Technology (VUT), Mahole Simon...
Northcliff High 'concession cards' likened to apartheid dompas
Northcliff High 'concession cards' likened to apartheid dompas
A prominent Johannesburg high school has ended its practice of issuing students with passes if they deviated from the official school...
Sex education fails Kenya’s pupils
Sex education fails Kenya’s pupils
Imagine giving Kenyan pupils something that has been proven to help them make healthy, informed choices about their sexual and reproductive...
Law clinic is fighting for justice in education
Law clinic is fighting for justice in education
Thousands of families struggle to get justice and gain recourse to their constitutional rights.
For real change to happen university students and workers must support one another
For real change to happen university students and workers must support one another
The Fees Must Fall movement has proven that young South Africans have the potential to contribute to mass struggles. The impact and success of...
English only at varsity is not a remedy
English only at varsity is not a remedy
Much has been written about last year’s ground shift in higher education. Universities responded to calls to reconsider the extent to which...
UCT leads in countering cyberattacks on varsities
UCT leads in countering cyberattacks on varsities
The recent global ransomware attack by WannaCry has reinforced awareness of everyone’s vulnerability to attack in the cyberrealm, whether it is...
Does discipline equal distinction?
Does discipline equal distinction?
One can measure the quality of a school by the extent to which it refuses to inflict “discipline” on its pupils. Common sense says it should...
SA’s public-private school plans require healthy scepticism
SA’s public-private school plans require healthy scepticism
Public school systems across Africa are struggling. Some people believe that public-private partnerships are the solution...
Teachers and techies must unite
Teachers and techies must unite
A few months ago I was part of a team that was invited to speak at an educational technology event in Cape Town. It was intended to bring together...
Open source is the future of teaching
Open source is the future of teaching
The work of teaching in developing countries is often hindered by an absence of basic resources, a lack of infrastructure, as well as underfunding,...
Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few
Multilingualism for everyone, not just a select few
Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language.

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