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Over the past few years, it has become clear that the path of transformation in schools since 1994 has not led South Africa’s education system to where we had hoped it could be. Through tweets, posts and recent protests in schools, it has become apparent that in former Model-C and private schools, children of colour and those who are ‘different’ don’t feel they belong.
Following the astonishing success of How To Fix South Africa’s Schools, the authors sat down with young people who attended former Model-C and private schools, as well as principals and teachers, to reflect on transformation and belonging in South African schools. These filmed reflections, included on DVD in this book, are honest and insightful.
Drawing on the authors’ experiences in supporting schools over the last twenty years, and the insight of those interviewed, A School Where I Belong outlines six areas where true transformation in South African classrooms and schools can begin.
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without.
Over 60 million children of primary-school age, mostly in Africa and Asia, are not in school. More then 250 million are in school but are not experiencing meaningful learning.
In South Africa, school is compulsory for children aged seven to 15, where they are expected to learn core skills – reading, writing and arithmetic – and improve their chances of future employment. But for some, schools are places of persistent failure, of humiliation, of boredom and lack of progress.
Finding Place and Keeping Pace: Exploring meaningful and equitable learning in South African schools is about getting access to and completing a full cycle of good-quality basic education. The contributors span a range of methodologies that include policy analysis, classroom observation and learner assessment, bringing together a rich set of studies that explore a pattern of exclusion from meaningful learning by South African schoolchildren. In particular, they look at schoolchildren who attend school regularly, but are not learning due to inadequate facilities, indifferent teachers and socio-economic factors. They are at risk of either dropping out or leaving school with limited resources.
Within the country, access to schooling remains uneven across and within provinces, and between different communities, with poverty, race and location being major factors. Physical access is just the first hurdle – once through the school gates it is expected that children will be provided with knowledge and values that will allow them to function in the economic and social life of the country. However, this is not the general case – children may be at school but without accessing education.
The authors identify several patterns of exclusion, including different forms of marginalisation, age-inappropriate enrolments, and the fact that school choice, voice and quality remain restricted. They also make policy recommendations, which include improving the quality of teachers and teaching, enhancing parental and community involvement, and clarifying the Language-in-Education policy.
Memoirs of a much-loved teacher and legendary headmaster of Pretoria Boys High.
Bill Schroder is the stuff teaching legends are made of. He was strict, yet kind; firm and consistent, yet creative and playful when needed. He knew the magical mix of discipline and care needed to ensure the loyalty of his students. In this warm-hearted, inspiring and often funny memoir, Schroder looks back on four decades as an English and Latin teacher and, later, headmaster, including 19 years at Pretoria Boys High.
His holistic approach to teaching earned him the respect of both teachers and students. Teaching is not only about conveying knowledge, he believed, but also about looking after the emotional needs of students. For Schroder, the institution was never more important than the individual – he always put his students first. As a headmaster he became known for doing things his own way. He gave students a voice where others wanted to silence them, he found creative ways to turn problem schools around and never allowed departmental admin to get in the way of teaching. In the early 1990s when schools were opened to all races, Pretoria Boys High under him played a leading role in transforming their school. In his retirement he also served as a consultant and a mentor to a school in a Pretoria township.
Here is a teacher who left an indelible mark on thousands of pupils from Cape Town to Pretoria.
The active learning features integrated within this book foster a truly dynamic and personal learning process for students. Within each chapter, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce Munsch introduce students to a wide range of real-world applications of psychological research to child development. The in-text pedagogical features and the accompanying ancillary package will help students discover the excitement of studying child development and equip them with skills they can use long after completing the course.
Education in South Africa owes a great deal to the early missionaries who established schools in association with the mission stations. The difficulties of trying to impose a western style of education on people for whom it was something quite new, were, as can be imagined, enormous. Nonetheless, a few of these schools, after much trial and error, emerged to become institutions with a hard-earned reputation for excellence. Healdtown was one of these.
Begun as a Methodist mission in 1855 during a time of frontier conflict, it became the largest high school in the country where many of the black elite who were to become leaders in the struggle for democracy were educated. Prominent leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe and Govan Mbeki are counted among the school’s alumni. Many of South Africa’s current leaders in other fields were also moulded at Healdtown.
The Bantu Education Act of 1953 saw the beginning of a gradual decline in the standards of Healdtown and, sadly, today the infrastructure is in a serious state of decay. The Historic Schools Restoration Project is attempting to restore respect to this once great institution, so that the eagle (the school’s symbol and badge) may fly once more.
Trevor Webster has captured the ethos of a great African mission.
Gerry Brooks is an elementary school principal turned YouTube celebrity, and the creator of YouTube videos such as "First Week of School Stress" (over 1.6 million views and counting). He tells jokes with the kind of mocking--yet folksy and good-natured--humor that gets a laugh from teachers and administrators (yet can be safely shared in school). Served up with a dash of humor and a healthy dose of wisdom, Go See the Principal expands on the author's viral video fame and offers comic relief and inspiration to educators. Ranging from practical topics like social media use in the classroom to parent-teacher conferences to more humorous sections such as "Ways to Spot a Teacher in Public" and "Gift Ideas for Your Teacher's Birthday," Go See the Principal is both the comic relief and practical advice all educators need. Brooks also shares suggestions, ideas, and declarations commonly heard in and around the classroom--as well as illustrations, both from students and inspired by them.
?Que Hay? is the market-leading Spanish course for 11-14-year-olds accross the Caribbean. Newly updated, it is as relevant and lively as ever. This comprehensive course follows an immersive approach that encourages students to enjoy and fully engage with the language and culture, providing a solid foundation in everyday Spanish and ideal preparation for studying Spanish at CSEC (R).
It will enable parents to guide their children comfortably into the world of mathematics, using everyday examples that present themselves amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. And it requires no special knowledge or training; just a positive attitude and a sharpening of your interactions with your children to familiarise them with maths concepts through play.
Just like the real thing - only shorter! Help your child prepare for the SATS with these bite-sized National test papers. This book offers ten complete mini-reading tests which include fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. Question types and mark schemes match the format of the National tests and offer an authentic SATs experience, though the flexible format allows them to be used at any time of the day. A progress chart is also supplied to give you some indication of the scores your child is likely to attain, while a handy breakdown of all of the different question types in the Reading SATs tests will help you to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses.
Dit stel ouers in staat om van vroeg af en te midde van 'n druk lewe alledaagse geleenthede om hulle te gebruik om hul kleingoed gemaklik in die wereld van wiskunde in te lei. En dit verg geen spesiale kennis of opleiding van ouers nie; net 'n positiewe instelling en 'n opskerping van hulle interaksie met hul kleingoed om hulle al spelenderwys vertroud te maak met wiskundebegrippe.
`This user-friendly interactive book makes concepts simple and gives you the confidence and knowledge to learn and teach mathematics to primary children. You can conveniently access easily digestible content to build and test your knowledge. It's a must have on any teachers book shelf!' SAGE Primary Mathematics Student Panel LESSON PLANS AND WORKSHEETS: Save time with ideas and resources for planning your lessons. PROBLEM SOLVED! VIDEOS: Visualise how to solve a question by watching a quick animated demonstration. LEARNING AND TEACHING POINTS: Feel confident in the classroom with these key points to remember when planning and teaching. QUESTIONS AND QUIZZES: Achieve a firm grasp of concepts and a clear understanding with self-assessment questions and quizzes. FREE INTERACTIVE EBOOK: Study anywhere with your portable and convenient eBook!
Making Every Science Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Science Teaching goes in search of answers to the fundamental question that all science teachers must ask: 'What can I do to help my students become the scientists of the future?' Writing in the practical, engaging style of the award-winning Making Every Lesson Count, Shaun Allison returns with an offering of gimmick-free advice that combines the time-honoured wisdom of excellent science teachers with the most useful evidence from cognitive science. The book is underpinned by six pedagogical principles - challenge, explanation, modelling, practice, feedback and questioning - and provides simple, realistic classroom strategies that will help teachers make abstract ideas more concrete and practical demonstrations more meaningful. It also points a sceptical finger at the fashions and myths that have pervaded science teaching over the past decade or so - such as the belief that students can make huge progress in a single lesson and the idea that learning is speedy, linear and logical.Instead, Shaun advocates an approach of artful repetition and consolidation and shows you how to help your students develop their conceptual understanding of science over time. Making Every Science Lesson Count is for new and experienced science teachers alike. It does not pretend to be a magic bullet. It does not claim to have all the answers. Rather the aim of the book is to provide effective strategies designed to help you to bring the six principles to life, with each chapter concluding in a series of questions to inspire reflective thought and help you relate the content to your classroom practice. In an age of educational quick fixes, GCSE reform and ever-moving goalposts, this precise and timely addition to the Making Every Lesson Count series provides practical solutions to perennial problems and inspires a rich, challenging and evidence-informed approach to science teaching. Suitable for science teachers of students aged 11-16 years.
The Education Triple Cocktail: System-wide Instructional Reform in South Africa brings together rigorous quantitative and qualitative research on a new approach to improving foundational teaching and learning for primary schoolchildren who are being educated in working-class urban areas and rural communities in resource-constrained systems like South Africa.
At the core is the theory and evidence for a powerful new interlocking and mutually reinforcing change model. Inspired by the AIDS treatment story, the approach brings together structured daily lesson plans, high-quality and appropriate educational materials, and one-on-one instructional coaching to help teachers transform their instructional practices in early grade classrooms and thereby improve learning outcomes.
For education systems defined by low levels of early grade learning and profoundly unequal outcomes, The Education Triple Cocktail offers a theoretically informed, evidence-based way forward.
Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Notes and activities reflect the changes in the new Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. The CD-ROM contains interactive activities.
Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Winnie the Witch. Notes and activities reflect the changes in the new Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. The CD-ROM contains interactive activities.
Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach One Dogand His Boy. Notes and activities reflect the changes in the new Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. The CD-ROM contains interactive activities. All Hal ever wanted was a dog - but his mean and stuck-up parents won't allow it. So Hal runs away with a band of pedigree hounds, on a tail-wagging grand adventure!
Developing effective schools which provide relevant, meaning-filled, quality education in South Africa today is a daunting task. Since apartheid was dismantled, the educational environment of many schools is still rife with the structural inequalities and challenges that form part of apartheid's legacy. And in the current South African educational system, enabling policy frameworks only go so far in creating a meaningful school environment. This updated edition of The Learning School offers educators insights, guidelines and a holistic perspective on how to engage with the development of a school, using a psycho-social approach. It emphasises the importance of teachers having a sense of purpose and belonging in education; that teaching and learning can make a difference; and the crucial role teaching and learning can play as a healing force in society. It stresses that real and lasting change in schools can only happen through the passion and commitment of educators over a sustained period of time.
Celebrating Difference is an inspiring handbook for LGBT+ inclusion, aimed at all primary and secondary teachers and leaders. Written by Shaun Dellenty, internationally celebrated lead in LGBT+ inclusion in education, it is filled with practical advice to enable schools to bring about organisational change to ensure the safety, success and wellbeing of all pupils and staff. This ground-breaking book examines the roots and impact of identity-based prejudice in schools, drawing on Shaun's own experiences of homophobic bullying and his subsequent career as a teacher and school leader. The core of the book is based on Shaun's award-winning training programme Inclusion for All, endorsed by the Department for Education, presenting an effective approach to LGBT+ inclusion at a whole-school level. This includes practical strategies to eradicate prejudice, prevent bullying, embrace diversity and improve whole-school outcomes such as attendance and attainment, as well as ideas for INSET training sessions and school assemblies. Case studies and interviews with pupils and teachers who have experienced the Inclusion for All process and unique research insights from Dr Joseph Hall, University of Leeds, demonstrate how the strategies work in practice. Clear guidance will also enable schools to comply with Ofsted and statutory equality legislation. Written with warmth, humour and compassion, this is a must-read guide for all teachers and school leaders who wish to promote inclusion, celebrate difference and ensure safer futures for all young people.
Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach Aliens Love Underpants. Notes and activities reflect the changes in the new Curriculum and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. The CD-ROM contains interactive activities. This hysterical rhyming story vividly illustrates the chaos that ensues when aliens visit Planet Earth to get their mitts (and tentacles) on pants! Imaginative, merry and full of cheeky chuckles, it will have everyone in stitches.
The Wellbeing Toolkit is an invaluable resource for promoting wellbeing among all school staff, thereby improving staff attendance and retention, and helping all teachers fall back in love with teaching. In this thought-provoking book, Andrew Cowley, co-founder of Healthy Toolkit (@HealthyToolkit), draws on his own experiences as a school leader to unpick the myths around wellbeing and set out a practical, authentic and values-driven model that will enable leaders to foster a positive atmosphere for the benefit of the whole-school community. With a focus on developing a culture of positivity, effectively enabling all staff members to take ownership of the wellbeing strategy and supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles, this practical guide also considers scenarios arising from potentially more stressful incidents such as a bereavement. Staff wellbeing needs to be a strategic consideration for all primary and secondary school leaders, not something delivered on an ad hoc basis. Emphasis must be placed on really knowing staff, what motivates them and what may affect their confidence. The Wellbeing Toolkit offers effective strategies for addressing staff wellbeing from a whole-school perspective with particular reference to reducing workload, managing stress and supporting teachers in challenging circumstances.
Read & Respond has been fully updated with new content. Itprovides teachers with a wealth of resources to teach We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Notes and activities reflect the changes in the new 2014 Curriculum for England and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance. The CD-ROM contains interactive activities. Everybody's going on a bear hunt! Rustle rustle through grass! Splish splosh through water! Squelch through mud! A timeless classic with powerful themes of exploration and discovery
This popular book has been comprehensively updated to meet the requirements of the revised CCEA specification for GCSE Physical Education. It addresses Component 1: 'Factors underpinning Health and Performance' and Component 2: 'Developing Performance'. Diagrams updated and modernised in this new edition. Full colour with illustrations and diagrams throughout, and includes tasks and chapter summaries.
The Conflict and Tension First World War 1894-1918 Student Book is part of a brand new series written specially to match the new AQA GCSE History specification, and is developed by an expert team led by Aaron Wilkes, an experienced Head of History, and Jon Cloake, an author with examining experience. This wider world depth study book focuses on the causes and events of the First World War. Students will consider the role of key individuals and groups in shaping change, and how they affected international relations. Carefully selected Sources allow students to evaluate different perspectives on the past in context. Practice Questions and Study Tips help students prepare for the new AQA exam questions, and features such as Extension and How To... provide step-by-step explanations of how to put into practice essential history skills such as analysing a primary source or essay writing.
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