Hands-On Issue 1 (Jan-Apr 2011)


Connecting to higher education opportunities

Even though South African young people with some level of tertiary study are two or three times more likely to be employed than those with matric and less, most of them do not pursue post-secondary study and many don’t even complete matric. Studietrust shares the experience of one of their bursars, Xolelwa Boyana, who explains […]

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Sumbandila Outliers Programme

A culture of under-ambition and under-achievement is a well-documented problem in South African schools. Sumbandila assist exceptional children from rural and disadvantaged communities in Limpopo to develop their potential enabling them to access tertiary education. They share their strategy, results and advice for other NGO’s here. We would greatly appreciate your feedback, please comment below.

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Wordworks community interventions for early literacy learning

Over the past eight years provincial and national assessments have shown that a high percentage of South African children do not acquire basic literacy skills in their first three years at school. To address this problem, we need to consider not only what happens in schools, but what contributes to literacy prior to formal schooling. […]

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Which Math Materials Improve Teaching and Learning?

Very poor teaching of numeracy and mathematics in South African primary schools is a serious problem. JET Education Services did research to establish whether workbooks were more effective than standard maths textbooks in improving numeracy. They share their findings and the implications of these findings for South Africa here. Read it here… We would greatly […]

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