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The state of our education system - NEEDU Nick Taylor 03 May Report on the foundation phase says appointments and promotions have to be made on the basis of expertise National Report The State of Literacy Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Phase April 1 Introduction The object of the common school system in Massachusetts was to give to every child in the Commonwealth a free, straight solid path-way by which he could walk directly up from the ignorance of an infant to a knowledge of the primary duties of a man; and could acquire a power and an invincible will to discharge them.
Have our children such a way? Are they walking in it? Why do so many, who enter it, falter therein?
Are there not many, who miss it altogether? What can be done to reclaim them? What can be done to rescue faculties, powers, divine endowments, graciously designed for individual and social good, from being perverted to individual and social calamity?
These are the questions of deep and intense interest which I have proposed to myself and upon which I have sought for information and counsel. Mann, South Africans may be proud that we have adopted a system of public schooling that transcends the ideals of the good people of Massachusetts in the early nineteenth century, providing the benefits of schooling not only to girls in equal measure as to boys, but of broadening the provision of what has become a key element of any complex society to children of all races and creeds.
But the questions asked so poignantly above by Horace Mann, first Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education, haunt South African schooling today. Lest we feel exceptional in this regard, it is well to note that the tendencies described so eloquently by horace Mann are characteristics seemingly endemic to large systems.
The emergence of public schooling in Massachusetts was, from its earliest days, plagued by problems of inefficiency and waste.
Thus, the Secretary was directed to studying the state of schooling, and diffusing: These functions are formally provided for in the current system. The functionality of both could be significantly improved, and NEEDU will make recommendations toward that end. Before getting into the substance of this, the first response to its brief, it is necessary to explain the activities undertaken by the Unit over this period, and to locate these within a more detailed understanding of that brief Section 2.
This is followed by a diagnosis of the factors that inhibit quality schooling in South Africa at the present time Section 3and a detailed discussion of the questions of language Section 4literacy Section 5and instructional leadership Section 6. The report ends with a consolidated set of recommendations Section 7.
A discussion on the question of accountability in schooling follows 2. Thereafter, in section 2.
The need for a facility of this kind was first formally articulated in a resolution passed at the Polokwane conference of the ANC in December This was followed by the appointment by Minister of Education Naledi pandor of a Committee to investigate the matter. The Ministerial Committee recommended that NEEDU should provide the Minister of Education with an authoritative, analytical and accurate account on the state of schools in South Africa and, in particular, on the status of teaching and learning.
The present document is the first such report to the Minister of Basic Education. This involved confronting choices on two key issues for its research: Besides, a number of such studies have been done and the broad associations between school-level practices and test scores are known Taylor et al, forthcoming.
In-depth studies, which investigate the complex ecology of the school, are far more likely to yield insights into both the substantive practices that underlie formal policy compliance, and the causal relationships between these practices and student learning.
In the words of the Ministerial Committee, NEEDU decided to adopt an evaluative approach to school assessment why the school performs as it does and how it could improverather than to undertake monitoring of schools how good the school is.
Inevitably, the former requires the latter, but it is the causal relationships that are the primary focus of NEEDU's mandate and this report.
The evaluation approach adopted here is labour intensive, a fact which, first, limits the number of schools that can be evaluated, and consequently limits the generalisability of the findings. While this design may not satisfy the rigours of statistics, it is likely to be of greater use to policy makers and practitioners than yet another survey, the outcomes of which are largely already known.
In view of the fact that the new Curriculum and Assessment policy Statement CApS was due to be instituted in Grades inthe Foundation phase Fp seemed a sensible place to start. Besides, over the past 18 years attention has been heavily concentrated on the top end of the system Gradesand in particular on the National Senior Certificate NSC examination at the end of Grade But the most compelling reason to focus on the Fp is the fact that it is here that the base for all future learning is established.The object of the common school system in Massachusetts was to give to every child in the Commonwealth a free, straight solid path-way by which he could walk directly up from the ignorance of an infant to a knowledge of the primary duties of a man; and .
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