adult education

 
English teachers' incompetencies exposed after they fail vocabulary tests
English teachers' incompetencies exposed after they fail vocabulary tests
Most primary school teachers’ knowledge of English vocabulary is equivalent to that of a grade three pupil.
Never too old to learn the three Rs
Never too old to learn the three Rs
He sat in a classroom next to children who could have been his great-grandchildren, living proof that it is never too late to learn.
Adult education fails its teachers
Adult education fails its teachers
On the outskirts of Mitchell’s Plain in the Western Cape a night school will next month shut its doors after 48 years, because its funding has...
Adults to get a crack at a new matric equivalent
Adults to get a crack at a new matric equivalent
The necessity for a new approach to the learning needs of adults has been evident for some time now, and a new qualification geared at adults has...
ABC for economic growth
ABC for economic growth
The government's green paper on post-school education and training makes clear connections between adult education and training and economic...
Prioritising the realities that students face
Prioritising the realities that students face
Are lifelong learners in higher education under threat? This was the question posed at a public meeting convened by the University of Western Cape...
Readings of rights
Readings of rights
Are we a society that celebrates only well-educated, advantaged women in Women's Month? Or are we ready to help disadvantaged women change their...
From ashes to assets
From ashes to assets
It is now surely common cause that South African adult education is in a mess. The state's public adult education system, run by departments of...
Being serious about development
Being serious about development
Why is a large, broad-based adult basic education programme not part of government's New Growth Path? Are we content merely to provide pensions and...
Adults learn to read, write and count
Adults learn to read, write and count
South Africa's Kha Ri Gude mass literacy campaign is now in its third year, reaching adults who were mostly disadvantaged as children and never...
Education 'a priority' in solving SA's ills
Education 'a priority' in solving SA's ills
Education will solve poverty, unemployment and growing inequalities in South Africa, African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Gwede...
From tragedy to farce
From tragedy to farce
There are supposedly only seven story plots in the world and South African adult education has already been through six of them.

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