Casme  works primarily with teachers to build their capacity, skills and competence in subject content knowledge, pedagogical skills and the use of research-based strategies. Part of their work includes the integration of technology in teaching. The project not only focuses on Mathematics, Science and English teacher development and support but also includes components that address curriculum management, tertiary access and e-learning. 

CASME’s vision is “To be a world class centre for changing learners lives through Quality and Innovative Mathematics and Science Education.”

CASME’s mission statement is: “To provide quality teacher professional development opportunities for mathematics and science education in under-resourced and rural schools in South Africa to improve learning outcomes.”

CASME sees its education development intervention as a holistic one. Each programme must provide a foundation for, or build on existing programmes. Formal courses for example cannot be wholly successful unless the very real problem of insufficient resources faced by educators on a day to day basis, is tackled. Likewise, simply erasing a need for resources cannot succeed without the skills and knowledge to use them. 

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