basic education

 
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Here are various ways learners ought to be disciplined in schools, and corporal punishment is not one of them, having
Education department under fire over pupil transport figures
Education department under fire over pupil transport figures
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) came under fire from MPs on Tuesday for not providing accurate information on the number of pupils needing...
Dismissed student teachers are suspicious of ‘untrustworthy’ education NPO
Dismissed student teachers are suspicious of ‘untrustworthy’ education NPO
A group of teaching students in Cape Town are accusing education non-profit organisation (NPO) Numeric...
Is there a formula for academic success?
Is there a formula for academic success?
New research may have revealed simple factors that could be key in helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed academically.
​KZN education department claims lobby group’s court bid gives ‘false hope’
​KZN education department claims lobby group’s court bid gives ‘false hope’
With just two years left before Nokuthemba Sikhakhane finishes school, there is little chance she will ever enjoy a 15-minute journey to school...
Success needs a solid foundation
Success needs a solid foundation
The oft-used phrase “The devil in the detail” — which is also the title of a recently published book on the arms deal by Paul Holden and...
No power to the pupils – Soweto schools forced to connect illegally
No power to the pupils – Soweto schools forced to connect illegally
A number of schools in the south of Johannesburg have been operating without electricity or running water for years. A ...
​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
​The Swazi and Mozambican migrant scholars of Mpumalanga’s border towns
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Swazi children rent dingy, unfurnished rooms in Mpumalanga so that they can attend school because the cost of...
Inspirational ways to teach the teacher
Inspirational ways to teach the teacher
Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing learner performance. Given the poor...
Angie takes drastic action
Angie takes drastic action
The department of basic education is pushing to impose annual throughput targets on provinces — a measure of how many children who enter...
Why caution is called for when analysing matric results
Why caution is called for when analysing matric results
South Africans are poring over the latest set of matric results...
Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate
Matric results 2016: 18 schools obtain 0% pass rate
A college owned by a Limpopo businessperson accused of leaking a matric maths exam paper last year is among 18 schools that obtained a 0% pass rate...

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