The topic sounds depressing, but …..
I read the book, The last lecture: lessons in living, by Randy Pausch. I was aware of the book and when I wanted to give our son something when he graduated last year, I bought the book as a gesture of telling him how proud we, as parents, are of him.
This weekend I started reading the book … what an uplifting book. The sub-title, Lessons in living, is a good summary what this book is about.
I have reported before on the decision by higher education not to recognize the Level 5 Certificate or the Level 5 Diploma in ECD as an entry level to the Bed Degree: Foundation Phase. Up to the end of 2011 students with these qualifications were allowed to enter the Bed Degree and continue on the career path in ECD. In the beginning of 2012 we were informed that it is no longer recognized as an entry requirement. Students first had to complete a generic Level 5 ABET-qualification of one…Continue
When I read the heading in the newspaper this morning about people singing the old national anthem of South Africa and trying to stop the unveiling of a statue of Mandela, I was shocked that especially the latter was still happening in South Africa. I continued reading and to my surprise I read that it did not take place in SA, but in Den Haag, Netherlands.
Being against the murders that are taking place in SA is totally acceptable and understandable, but that there are…Continue
Adult basic education is a constitutional right in South Africa. Adult education is seen as the vehicle for social change. Literacy alone was not adequate to support real social transformation and ABET was meant to offer an adult route to a general education: formal and informal training. There are 4 ABET levels and level 4 gives access to the first qualification on the National Qualifications Framework.
There are a high number of adults with less than 8 years of…Continue
I was telling my husband this morning that there are so many people that think I am ‘crazy’ to continue my studies at ‘this age’. I am enjoying it most of the time and I am doing it for myself. It is the same as work, most of the time I enjoy my work.
I stopped working when our first child was born and started working, not for money, but because I ‘missed’ working. I quote the following:
"Even though women emphasize monetary needs, money is not the driving…Continue