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Twenty Years of Education Transformation in Gauteng 1994 to 2014

Published Date: May 17, 2015

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240 x 170 mm
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9780621429152

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Twenty Years of Education Transformation in Gauteng 1994 to 2014: An Independent Review presents a collection of 15 important essays on different aspects of education in Gauteng since the advent of democracy in 1994. These essays talk to what a provincial education department does and how and why it does these things – whether it be about policy, resourcing or implementing projects. Each essay is written by one or more specialist in the relevant focus area.

 

The book is written to be accessible to the general reader as well as being informative and an essential resource for the specialist reader. It sheds light on aspects of how a provincial department operates and why and with what consequences certain decisions have been made in education over the last 20 turbulent years, both nationally and provincially.

 

There has been no attempt to fit the book’s chapters into a particular ideological or educational paradigm, and as a result the reader will find differing views on various aspects of the Gauteng Department of Education’s present and past. We leave the reader to decide to what extent the GDE has fulfilled its educational mandate over the last 20 years.

 

CONTENTS

 

List of acronyms v

List of tables and figures x

About the authors xiii

Acknowledgements xx

Foreword xxi

 

Chapter 1

Introduction 1

Martin Prew and Felix Maringe

 

POLICY AND PLANNING 13

Chapter 2

Gauteng Department of Education: A policy review 15

Shireen Motala, Seán Morrow and Yusuf Sayed

 

IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORKS AND SYSTEMS 37

Chapter 3

Twenty years of curriculum development in Gauteng: Successes

and challenges 39

Felix Maringe

Chapter 4

Structure and governance of systems, stakeholder engagement,

roles and powers 61

AD Padayachee, Anusha Naidu and Tom Waspe

Chapter 5

Financing education in Gauteng: Using the budget to improve

opportunities 84

Raj Mestry

Chapter 6

Resourcing public ordinary schools 110

Gugu Nyanda

Chapter 7

Human resource management systems 137

Zakhele Mbokazi

Chapter 8

Teacher knowledge and professional development 153

Francine de Clercq and Yael Shalem

 

IMPLEMENTATION PROCESSES 175

Chapter 9

Professional development: The cases of Sci-Bono Discovery

Centre and the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and

Governance 177

Tony Bush

Chapter 10

Early childhood education: Levelling the playing fields

in Gauteng 192

Lorayne Excell

Chapter 11

Working towards education for all in Gauteng 210

Elizabeth Walton

Chapter 12

Adult Education and Training in Gauteng 1994–2014: Dream,

reality, possibility 228

Edward French and Barbara Dale-Jones

Chapter 13

A case of unfinished business: The transformation of Further

Education and Training colleges in Gauteng 242

Anthony Gewer and Makano Morojele

Chapter 14

Change, access, quality and choice: The independent school

sector in Gauteng 1994–2014 262

Jane Hofmeyr

 

INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE SCHOOLS,

THEIR MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF IMPACT 287

Chapter 15

Educational outcomes in Gauteng 1995–2011

An overview of provincial performance in standardised

assessments 289

Nicholas Spaull

Chapter 16

The carrot and the stick: School improvement through support

and accountability 313

Veerle Dieltiens and Brian Mandipaza

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