Educational drop-out


Hands-on Learning Issue 14 – Steps to address South Africa’s dropout crisis

The majority of learners who start Grade 1 will not complete their schooling. The South African education system is failing our children because a lack of educational qualifications puts them at a disadvantage in the labour market, increasing the prospect of a life mired in unemployment, and in so doing, perpetuating cycles of poverty and […]

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Posted on 12 Jul 2019

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Hands-on Learning Issue 14

Through our Hands-on Learning publication, we hope to play a helpful role in synthesising information from innovators and implementers in civil society, supporting them to share what they have learned so that others are able to draw from and build on their experiences. In this issue: Dynamic networks are amplifier strategies that enable social innovators […]

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Posted on 24 Jun 2019

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Connecting with learners to keep them in school

For many learners, school can feel like a losing battle. We see this in the country’s low matric throughput rates – with only 40% of learners who start school going on to pass matric 12 years later[1]. Merle Mansfield of the Zero School Dropout Initiative asks what can be done now to give our learners […]

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Posted on 29 Mar 2019

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Focus on: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews, is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it. Recently it challenged students across the country to: –        Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses –        Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are –        […]

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Posted on 27 Jul 2012

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100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews, the citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it challenged students across the country to –        Find out what the drop-out levels were on their campuses –        Find out what the major reasons behind drop-out are –        Come up with […]

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Posted on 22 Jun 2012

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100% In: The Supernews Tertiary Drop-out Superstage

Supernews is a citizen-generated, citizen-funded news and idea network that encourages young South Africans to change the content of the news as we know it, one success story at a time, one big idea at a time to increase awareness, change systems and influence new ways of thinking; democratise the news-making environment by generating news […]

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Posted on 25 May 2012

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