In his Policy on the South African standard for principalship presentation at the Emasa Conference, James Ndlebe outlined eight key competencies for principalship as defined by the Department of Basic Education.
The Training and Teaching of mathematics is matter of teacher subject knowledge and pedagogy. But its implementation in the school context is a matter of organisation and authority.
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Improving the quality of education in South Africa’s public schools is one of the essential goals of the National Development Plan. Given the challenges faced by many schools in our country, it has become widely accepted that they will be unable to fully achieve their improvement goals on their own unless networks of support are built around the learners.
Read more: Building Effective Partnerships with Schools
One of the best safeguards to ensuring a fair education system is making sure that all teachers have a similar level of capability. In a good system, a child in a rural poorer community and a child in a wealthier urban suburb should have an equally good teacher standing in front of them every day. But, when we look at the data on how teachers are trained in South Africa, it is clear that our system still sets teachers up for failure long before they even enter the classroom – and in the process further disadvantages the children they teach.
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