In a written reply to a parliamentary question tabled yesterday, basic education minister, Angie Motshekga, stated that nearly 12 million children are enrolled at public schools. Providing our youth with a decent education is the first step towards solving South Africa's unemployment crisis, which means we have a duty to improve the standard of education in our country. Is this happening?
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The Eazi Study Teacher Development Centre contains 20 different CPTD short courses, the revised Curriculum documents (CAPS); Government and DBE Policy documents, articles on education matters, research studies and news items. Teachers are invited to participate in the forum discussion and…Continue
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The Minister of Higher Education and Training has released the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training - and we have it available for download from our website.
The White Paper was approved by Cabinet late in 2013 and has only now been released to the public. The document outlines the government's strategy to build an expanded, integrated and effective post-school education and training system.…Continue
Government is proposing that another year be added to the education system, which means that in future children will be in the system for 14 years rather than 12.
The introduction of another grade at the foundational level is believed to be a stepping stone for rural children who have shorter schooling hours.
It is expected to strengthen the foundation of the child’s schooling career and ensure that basic numeracy and literacy skills are grasped at an early age.
We have always looked to the matric pass rate as one of the main indicators of the level and quality of education in the country but should we find a more direct way of measuring literacy and numeracy in the country?
According to the findings of the Third National Diagnostic Report into the 2013 matric exams, matric students cannot write in paragraphs, do not understand matric exam questions and are unfamiliar with the key terminology used in their subjects.
“In short - pupils…Continue
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2014 SACE TEACHER CPD SYSTEM
Has your School complied with the SA Council of Educators (SACE) Continuous Professional Development (CPD) System for Teachers
This applies to ALL…Continue
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We train, to no avail because we don’t address thinking preferences…
It was suggested that 2012 is the end of the world.…Continue
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES INTERNATIONAL NPC 2012/210981/08
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For millions around the globe, the idea of a tertiary education is little more than a pipedream. But hopefully not for long. University of the People is the world's first non-profit, tuition-free, degree-granting online university, dedicated to opening the gates of higher education to all qualified individuals - regardless of financial, social or geographic constraints.
Unlike most online learning programs, University of the People programs combine educators, collaborative learning…Continue
The high dropout rate among black SA students has been a concern in education circles for many years. However, the University of Johannesburg (UJ), in conjunction with the Centre for Coaching at the UCT Graduate School of Business, has come up with a practical solution – life coaching.
This approach offers a fresh perspective on the alarming recent research conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council, which revealed that up to 40% of SA students drop out…
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State of the Nation Address By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town
14 Feb 2013
Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly,
Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP);
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP;
Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Kgalema Motlanthe;…
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Responding to recent horrors - the mass killing of schoolchildren in Newtown CT and the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi India - the International Federation for Parenting Education (FIEP), based in Paris, has issued a call for universal parenting education.
Who raised the young men who perpetrated these atrocious crimes?
"The questions we ask," say the authors of the call, "is not only, Who raised the young men who perpetrated these…
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Is there a difference between being qualified and being registered as a qualified assessor and/or moderator?
The answer is simply yes. All assessors and moderators must first and foremost be qualified as such.
To become a qualified assessor or moderator the candidate must first be trained on unit standard 115753 – Assess outcomes based assessment. Following training the candidate must produce a portfolio of evidence and must be assessed as competent. Following the assessment,…Continue
The legacy of three court orders, a media furore, and pupils who went without textbooks last year appears to be holding strong - on Twitter.
The basic education department was in a fluster on Wednesday afternoon after it was alerted to…
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The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA) congratulates all the Matriculants who have passed their examinations, and continues to encourage those learners who did not succeed to take up the many other opportunities within the post-school Education and Training environment.
The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga stated that “while a notable improvement in the pass rate has been achieved, the announcement of the 2012 matric results…Continue
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EDUCATION STRATEGIES, POLICIES AND GOALS. NOW HOW ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION?
Whilst the Education strategies, policies and goals (see below article below) are all worthy and necessary IMPLEMENTATION is lacking, we cannot afford to wait until 2030.
Immediate steps need to be taken to provide skills and to create…Continue
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Measuring progress and assessing future challenges within the Post Schooling Education and Training system in SA will help us determine where we have come from and where we need to go. Here are some quick statistics about the current state of our higher education landscape
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A clearing house has been established by the Department of Higher Education and Training to facilitate the collection of information about 2012 Matriculants who are looking for a place at one of our many Universities.
The information recorded will be supplied to the relevant Universities and Universities of Technology to assist with the filling of places that…Continue