Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
Distance education for teacher training has its problems. Improved support can address these issues - but some of it should come from students themselves.
Many people look down on foundation phase teachers, believing it requires little training or expertise. This couldn't be further from the truth.
Research shows that teachers either overlook bullying behaviors or even endorse them.