Through the newly rebranded edition of our Hands-on Learning publication developed in June 2023, we hope to play a helpful role in synthesising information from innovators and implementers in civil society, supporting them to share what they have learnt so that others are able to draw from and build on their experiences. Blended learning: When […]
This learning brief explores how partnerships between government, civil society and communities led to innovations aimed at tackling a number of challenges impacting quintile 1–3 schools in South Africa, serving some of the country’s poorest children. To read this learning brief, download a PDF here or read it magazine-style on ISSUU here. […]
In Ganyesa, a small village outside of Vryburg in the North West, Mme Mashego*, an enthusiastic mother to a grade 6 learner, takes pride in going to her son’s school a week before assessments start to encourage learners to study and try their best at school. While Mme Mashego did not finish school, she wants […]
David Harrison, CEO of the DG Murray Trust, together with Anthony Hall, Project Lead of Public School Partnerships spoke to SmileFM – elaborating on the implications of the recent Western Cape High Court ruling on the introduction of collaboration schools model to no-fee schools across the Western Cape. Read more here, and listen to the […]
Anthony Hall, Project Lead of Public School Partnerships spoke to SmileFM – elaborating on the implications of the recent Western Cape High Court ruling on the introduction of collaboration schools model to no-fee schools across the Western Cape. Read more here, and watch the interview below.
DGMT welcomes the High Court’s decision to uphold the introduction of Collaboration Schools in the Western Cape as a means of improving learner outcomes at no-fee schools. The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) and Equal Education (EE) took the Western Cape government to court in 2019 to challenge a new provincial law that made […]
One of South Africa’s biggest developmental challenges is the large proportion of children who cannot read for meaning in early grades. Reading with comprehension is a fundamental skill upon which others are built. Children who do not have strong learning foundations are not equipped to read for meaning and, without adequate support, they struggle to […]
Learning Brief: Strengthening Links in the Learning Chain: The Value of Accelerated Learning Programmes
In South Africa, poor reading proficiency in schools has been compounded by pandemic-era learning losses. Accelerated Learning Programmes (ALPs), in various forms, can help address this deficit because they are designed to support children who are constantly falling behind. This learning brief explores how ALPs can help fill the gaps in our schooling system.
Parent Power aims to inspire and support parents in South Africa – empowering them to be champions for their children’s education. The key aspects of the initiative are: Building the identity of parents as powerful and key participants in the education of their children; Driving school activation and mobilisation for quality learning; and Sharing parents’ […]
Parent Power aims to inspire and support parents in South Africa – empowering them to be champions for their children’s education. SGB elections take place every three years in public schools, and by standing for election, or by voting someone in, parents have the chance to make sure that their voice is heard and that […]