Key issues and challenges

Mathematics outcomes in South African schools: What are the facts? What should be done?

This report summarises two specially commissioned CDE reports, both independent studies of the state of schooling in South Africa as of early 2013, done by university-based experts Nicholas Spaull and Charles Simkins. The two experts, with access to separate but corroborating data, arrive at much the same disconcerting conclusions.

Critical issues in school mathematics and science: pathways to progress

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Committee of ASSAf organised this Forum from 30th Sept to 2nd Oct 2009, at which participants deliberated on critical issues in school mathematics and science education in order to make concrete proposals on how the situation could be improved.