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Lobby group FOR SA is backed by the US Christian right. Its latest target is South Africa's increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans.
South Africa has struggled to get schooling right across the board.
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It's easy to report on access and inputs, but much more difficult to achieve educational quality and meaningful outcomes.
Those demanding free higher education don’t realise this would be a regressive policy.
The ethical and political reasons to avoid free higher education are unambiguous.
The end of apartheid should have heralded a new South Africa for the generation born at its demise. But that hasn't happened.
Education is free in Cuba, and is one of the island nation’s top priorities.
Cuba used three major methods to revolutionise its education system from the 1960s. The hard work has paid off and the system holds many lessons for other countries.
Many South African schools lack basic equipment like chairs, textbooks, pens and blackboards. Research suggests they could still succeed – by taking learners’ ideas and concerns more seriously.
What happens when a school doesn't have many resources but teachers and the principal really listen to learners' ideas and fears? The results, research finds, can be remarkable.
A protester makes her feelings known during an anti-xenophobia march in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Higher education institutions that only hire academics from their own backyards simply cannot compete in this era of the global university.
Trainee teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology during a digital storytelling session.
Once they graduate, they'll educate South Africans of all race groups – so what happens when student teachers don't mix across racial lines? A digital storytelling project is bridging gaps.
There’s a gap in the system.
The beginning of the academic year in South Africa is the most stressful time for parents of children who come from poor, rural and working class backgrounds. This when they have to confront the difficult…
Big opportunities lie ahead for young South Africans.
Historical prestige is not the only reason why British universities do well at attracting international students – but it helps. Victorian antecedents hint at continuity and esteem. Strong teaching, good…
It’s high stakes when the education minister announces South Africa’s matric results.
In South Africa, as in many countries, the release of senior secondary school exam results, referred to locally as “the Matric”, causes a media furore every year. At 18-years-old, students either pass…