Educators should assist learners cope with backlog: expert

Education expert Professor Mary Metcalfe says educators will have to assist learners to cope with catching up on the backlog of the 2020 academic year, following delays to the calendar due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Department of Basic Education says despite having trimmed down the curriculum, learners will only[…]

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FMF to impact on new educators

In recent weeks, South Africa has witnessed a wave of unrest at universities throughout the country as the #FeesMustfall movement continues their call for decolonised education. As a result of protests, increased uncertainty surrounding the completion of the academic year has left government in a state of limbo as positions[…]

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Diffusing conflict in schools a challenge for educators

Respectful social interaction, a facet of development that many assume to be second nature appears to be lacking within schools across the country as verbal abuse against educators and principals runs rapid. Last week, the principal of Tafelsig High School, in Mitchells Plain, was threatened by a learner and required[…]

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