Officially, our education system is in the bollocks

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Faerie (June 29, 2011, 13:14:38 PM):
We knew this, but the numbers are still scary.

How we are going to fix this, I honestly dont know:

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Pretoria - Only 12% of Grade 6 pupils scored 50% or more for mathematics in a country-wide assessment test earlier this year


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Among Grade 3 pupils, only 17% scored more than 50% in their numeracy assessment, and 31% scored more than 50% in the literacy test.



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Turning to the assessment of Grade 6 pupils, she said the national average performance in languages was 28%, and for mathematics 30%.



and finally a question - we've got a teacher on the forum (apologies I forgot who) - what on earth does this mean?

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"The jump from Grade 3 to Grade 4 is [also] made more difficult with the switch to English in Grade 4," she said.


I'm under the impression that rural areas do have access to home-language schooling? My domestic's kids matriculated in their home language (Venda)?

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Low-numeracy-literacy-at-schools-20110628
GCG (June 29, 2011, 13:46:49 PM):
we give desks to kids in rural areas, and lemme tell you, it's not the education department completely at fault here (but they are a to blame as well).
the teachers cant spell!!! we get thankyou letters from the SGB's, teachers and headmasters, and oh my word, the grammar and spelling is out of this world. how the hell is a kid supposed to have a rat's chance if this is what he is learning?
and people start up schools in the middle of nowhere, and it takes years for the education department to eventually get around to them, give them books, equipment.... it's a joke really.
private schools obviously doesnt take kak from parents or kids, and the job gets done.
public schools, the teachers get paid crap. they do what they want. there is nobody keeping them on the job. they sit around, talking and eating. and drinking. and sleeping. the kids do what they want as well. how any kid manages to finish school in these schools is a miracle really.
Faerie (June 29, 2011, 13:55:21 PM):
Hell, no GCG, I have a yearly intake of matriculants (its time again >:() with no working experience from basically all levels of society, and NONE of them can spell. The only real difference I can distinguish between the private school chappie and the rural one, is that the former is cocky and the latter is extremely humble and wont look you in the eye (but that fades in a matter of months with most of them and you have to slap them back into their age group), so I have to disagree with the private schools really getting the job done as well as they should (unless I'm just getting the rejects anyway, which is a possibility too)
Tweefo (June 29, 2011, 14:19:53 PM):
There are definitely two kinds of private schools. Yes, in the one it is the high standards (expensive) but in the other one - they trade on the name private school but it is as bad as public. These are usually some start up in an industrial area close to a township or squatter camp. The teachers, some or all white, are paid low salaries. I don't know if they are fully qualified, alcoholics or what but they work at these places.
BoogieMonster (June 29, 2011, 15:05:03 PM):
This is an economical and societal disaster just waiting to happen.

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