They’re among the lowest-paid in the country but are working many hours unpaid to meet the demands of accreditation. With 73% wanting to leave the profession in the next three years, change is needed.
Research shows that grit is a strong predictor of reading achievement. This suggests that socio-emotional skills are important for student achievement, even in high-poverty contexts.
Due to restricted resources and infrastructure, few schools have been able to adopt online learning as a result of the lockdown.
The gaps in African government are twofold: governance and education. It is important to focus on both areas to bring about overall improvements.
The recently released Gonski 2.0 report focuses on overhauling core aspects of curriculum and reporting, and proposes a move away from the industrial model of education towards individualisation.
It’s important to create spaces where the global South’s problems can be presented, debated and solutions developed - including some that can be applied in similar economies.
Claims made by politicians and the media about what does and does not improve education outcomes are repeated on a regular basis. But is there much truth in them?