education

 
Rights of foreign kids trampled on
Rights of foreign kids trampled on
Undocumented children — South African, from other countries and stateless — face being kicked out of the classroom, despite having a...
Condoms at school? Yes, says a new education policy
Condoms at school? Yes, says a new education policy
School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department...
Educate for real change
Educate for real change
Since the Soweto uprisings in 1976 and the first democratic elections in 1994, higher education in South Africa has come a long way.
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...
Brazil’s no-fee pitfalls that South Africa should avoid
Brazil’s no-fee pitfalls that South Africa should avoid
For a week, from March to early April, I was on a visit aimed at exposing student leaders to the implementation of free higher education in Brazil....
​Africa needs a new approach to development
​Africa needs a new approach to development
The commodities downturn has revealed the fragility and structural weaknesses of many African economies. With fast-growing populations, African...
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,...
Good morning, !gâi llgoas, ni hao ma
Good morning, !gâi llgoas, ni hao ma
New languages are being introduced in schools in an effort to promote cultural understanding and to give people more job opportunities.
Baby steps to decolonise schools
Baby steps to decolonise schools
It’s time to decolonise the school curriculum, officials in the department of basic education have told Parliament.
The sage on stage must become a study guide
The sage on stage must become a study guide
Change is never easy, especially in complicated matters such as evolving the education system to meet the demands of life in the 21st century....

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