Authors Lutz and Klingholz explore how mass literacy became a revolution that changed the world.
Local governance can have a real effect - positive or negative - on the quality of schooling.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
Many people look down on foundation phase teachers, believing it requires little training or expertise. This couldn't be further from the truth.
South Africa's annual matric pass rate obscures important differences in provincial achievements, the rural and urban divide and the unequal outcomes for learners in poorer schools.
Teachers in South Africa need far more high quality professional development, policy direction and support to take social cohesion from concept to classroom
Many South African teachers don't accept the theory of evolution. They feel deeply conflicted when they have to teach it to their pupils as part of the life sciences curriculum.
It's unusual for children in Nigeria's rural areas to have any access to private schooling, even if it's of the low-cost variety. They must rely instead on poorly resourced government schools.
The lessons Paulo Freire learnt nearly 90 years ago and the theories he developed from painful personal experience still resonate across Africa's schooling systems today.
Girls’ lives are still entangled in a culture whose custodians happen to be men.
In Tanzania, where albinism is common, there's plenty that ordinary teachers can do to support students with albinism – much of it quite simple.
Even poor, badly resourced schools can perform well when teachers, the education department, parents and a school's broader community work together.
South Africa's fee exemption system is at the heart of a deepening divide in the country's school sector. It's time for a major relook at how this policy is applied.
It takes a combination of people, places and activities to make school a happy environment for kids. Here's how teachers and parents can get involved.
South Africa's matric results and data from national benchmarking tests suggest that many school leavers aren't ready for university. It's also worth asking: are universities ready for them?
Their school careers are over – but what did South Africa's matric class of 2015 actually learn, and how many of them are ready for what comes next?
More and more children are attending primary school in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. But there are worryingly large gaps in their learning.
Textbooks have been at the centre of two major South African court cases. They may not be a magical cure for all the country's education ills, but research shows they are a critical part of learning.
A lot has changed for the better in South Africa's education system - but inequality remains a thorn in the country's side. How can we disrupt educational inequality?
South African teachers say it's a struggle to apply their training about "inclusive education" in crowded, stressful classroom situations.