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'Start small but keep moving'

Department juggles teacher numbers

Universities produce school teachers but they’re needed for preschool, college and adult education.

Good teachers are in short supply

More people are training to be teachers but getting them into classrooms is fraught with problems.

Most of our new teachers can’t

The number of teachers graduating is no longer of concern, but their ability leaves much to be desired.

South Africa, learn to love your teachers

They are the lifeblood of the education system, and supporting them will make all the difference.

Pedagogy is a three-ring circus

A good education rests on the relationship between knowledge, teaching and learning.

Wanted: Help for new teachers

Despite policy, too few schools have formal mentoring programmes for staff.

Teacher education: grounds for cautious optimism

Teacher education is getting better, but it will be a while before this becomes evident.

Let us learn from maths mistakes

Don’t dismiss criticism of ‘maths myths’ – the ability to learn trumps good exam results.

When less intervention in education practices produces much more

But only with far 
better models of 
school management and teacher support.

Puzzling over the teaching of teachers

Varsities are rethinking how to produce clued-up professionals ready for the classroom.

173 KZN teachers found with fake qualifications

Teachers in the province have been giving lessons despite having forged qualifications, a long-term investigation has found.

Teaching and selling are alike

Teachers are essentially selling knowledge to learners.

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