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  • Cannot believe the stats. The question remains. What now and how?
    This is a wake up call. There are so many intervention strategies, large numbers of mentors and coaches deployed but.... teaching and learning is not improving. Why?
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  • 1. TeachSA! The state of education in South Africa and the challenges facing our country … with some solutions. Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) 4 December 2012 muavia@mweb.co.za http://muavia-gallie.blogspot.com http://supervisingwithadifference.blogspot.com 1 www.slideshare.net Content1.  Awareness: We don’t know what we don’t know (3-13);2.  SA Education System – Performance (14-36);3.  Quality Education & Untruths (37-39);4.  Supportive Ideas (40-44);5.  Some Turnaround examples (45-52)6.  Conclusion (53-55). www.slideshare.net Search TeachSA 2012 2 1
  • 2. Awareness Test Do we Know what we Don’t Know 3TIMSS Participation Countries 2007 4 2
  • 3. TIMSS 2003 - Applying Maths 5 SACMEQ Countries Botswana Kenya Lesotho Malawi MauritiusMozambique Namibia Seychelles South Africa Swaziland Tanzania Pupil Uganda reading Zambia sco re s Zanzibar ZimbabweSource: SACMEQ Data, 2007 6 3
  • 4. 6 SACMEQ Results 6 7 62 5 2 212 13 11 1215 15 13 144 3 1 17 12 4 1113 9 14 131 2 3 49 10 9 85 4 6 53 1 5 310 11 8 914 14 12 1511 7 10 108 8 15 7 7 8 4
  • 5. 9Reason for Leaving Education 10 5
  • 6. Corporal Punishment 11 Teacher Age Groups 12 6
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  • 11. 2122 11
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  • 16. 31 Comparing Grades 1-12 from 1999 to 20121 350 0001 300 0001 250 000 19991 200 000 20001 150 000 20011 100 000 20021 050 000 20031 000 000 2004 950 000 2005 900 000 2006 850 000 800 000 2007 750 000 2008 700 000 2009 650 000 2010 600 000 2011 550 000 2012 500 000 Ave. 450 000 Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade Grade 400 000 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 32 16
  • 17. Gap GapComparing Grades 1-12 from 1999 to 2012 Now %Learner Trace %Learner Gr1 &Year Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 12 Retained Years Years1999 1,318,932 1,223,529 1,194,425 1,167,683 1,087,829 998,705 937,741 1,043,067 917,239 840,803 738,220 571,848 747,084 43%  2000 1,055,397 1,090,765 1,178,712 1,167,949 1,088,836 1,009,782 936,454 1,039,547 922,566 836,962 724,192 549,203 506,194 52%  2001 1,150,637 944,961 1,087,675 1,175,860 1,098,863 1,023,269 932,151 1,068,479 916,280 846,655 709,508 488,352 662,285 42%  2002 1,286,591 1,012,892 949,721 1,076,107 1,142,806 1,038,679 958,932 936,392 1,089,404 876,175 719,952 486,786 799,805 38% 430,453 53%2003 1,277,499 1,111,858 1,003,331 952,465 1,035,707 1,101,740 987,876 976,750 902,129 1,096,214 736,720 475,069 802,430 37% 567,998 46%2004 1,303,016 1,109,201 1,081,956 985,139 916,911 997,365 1,050,554 1,010,710 914,729 1,057,935 829,137 505,392 797,624 39% 432,349 54%2005 1,233,581 1,118,690 1,078,001 1,061,770 951,372 898,493 972,542 1,052,499 930,797 1,069,494 839,009 538,909 694,672 44% 459,796 54%2006 1,185,198 1,081,652 1,099,319 1,072,780 1,026,031 919,487 872,051 1,020,734 970,946 1,093,297 890,564 568,664 616,534 48% 519,165 52%2007 1,171,323 1,050,103 1,066,796 1,090,762 1,035,449 1,001,687 896,138 930,019 957,450 1,115,961 920,102 625,809 545,514 53% 462,020 54%2008 1,122,114 1,031,821 1,017,656 1,050,860 1,043,012 1,001,852 964,345 926,603 902,656 1,076,527 902,752 595,216 526,898 53% 599,209 50%2009 1,106,827 1,004,311 1,004,585 1,019,886 1,009,370 1,012,619 970,902 991,093 926,531 1,017,341 881,661 602,278 504,549 54% 621,251 49%2010 1,116,899 994,410 972,668 1,002,645 978,983 978,016 980,747 1,001,180 1,009,327 1,039,762 841,815 579,384 537,515 52% 739,548 44%2011 1,177,089 1,003,353 957,209 974,860 957,203 946,427 941,291 1,008,110 1,049,904 1,049,189 847,738 534,498 642,591 45% 520,899 51%2012 1,208,973 1,074,788 967,373 966,349 939,025 935,446 912,528 971,509 1,096,113 1,103,495 874,331 551,837 657,136 46% 598,800 48%Ave. 1,194,001 1,064,516 1,061,237 1,068,659 1,034,597 998,475 955,036 999,756 946,671 997,261 811,136 548,909 Diff Trace 33 Success rate = 8,1% • Success-rate of the system = 8,1% • Of every 12 learners starting Grade One, only 1 learner attains what the system is promising them - data 2005! 34 17
  • 18. Access vs Success Short-Listing Employment Quantity Quality Whether you Pass! How you Pass! 35 % Different Types of schools in SA Quality of Pass (Grades) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60%Quantity of Pass 50% 40% 20% 30% 20% 50% 10% 0% 20% -10% -20% 10% Anti- Dysfunctional Under- High- 36 Functional Performing Performing 18
  • 19. Japp 37Three Steps to Quality Education Dys- Step Under- Step High Step Excellent 1 2 3functional performing Functioning Schools Schools Schools SchoolsBasic Right To Basic Education Quality EducationEducation Legal and Human Rights Professional, Social, and Obligations Ethical Obligations 38 19
  • 20. Some Untruths in Education1.  Democratic decision making in the education system creates a conducive tone and culture;2.  Parent involvement is crucial;3.  Resources (computers and libraries) will make all the difference;4.  The department is not supporting teachers and therefore they are demotivated;5.  Lack of learning is caused by the ill-discipline of learners;6.  Our classrooms are overcrowded – small classes will make the difference;7.  It is difficult to achieve learner success in poverty stricken communities;8.  Learners are not at the level they should be when they get to our school/class;9.  Teacher development will solve most of our performance problems; 3910.  It is the unions! Confusing Teaching for Learning Teaching Facilitation of Learning Learning (the Teacher) (teacher and learner) (the learner)Facts and Know-how building Comprehension andInformation Wisdomsharing developmentAudifying of Engaging in the process What do you knowTextbook of learning in order to and understand, ensure ownership of the and not just what do knowledge you rememberCharacteristics Investigate the opinions of Discuss theof a good citizen others (including yourself) characteristics of a on the topic good citizen, with justificationAssessment of Assessment for Learning Assessment ofTeaching Learning 40 20
  • 21. Connected vs Disconnectednessfrom Learners I see, know, understand and care about them! I see, know and understand them! I see and know them! I see them! 41 42 21
  • 22. Know your Numbers•  200 School days;•  170 Teaching and Learning days;•  34 Weeks of Teaching and Learning;•  935 Hours of Teaching and Learning;•  20 – 24 Hours of Examination time;•  Account for 1800 hours of work. 43 Labour vs Professional 44 22
  • 23. Professionalism•  Specialised Knowledge (a strong body of specialised knowledge);•  Continued Research (propensity to evaluate current practice and identify and substitute redundant practice);•  Professional Authority of the Practitioner (trust placed by society as result of high quality of service rendered);•  Acknowledgement of Authority by Society (respect and esteem from the society);•  Developing and Maintaining a Professional Ethical Code (disciplined use of oneself in valid knowledge and insight into self-control pertaining to use of one’s emotions);•  Service Orientation (render a service where the interest of the client came first). 45 Domains of Challenges 3. Curriculum (Learners, Parents, Educators, Community, Business, District, Management (School Readiness) (Taking Responsibility) Framework Sustainability Strategy SMT, Principal, SGB, (Education, Curriculum, Ownership Planning Instruction, Teaching, Province) Learning, Assessment, Expectations) Educator BEAR (Beliefs, Expectations, Attitudes & Relationships 46 1. 2. 4. 5. 23
  • 24. Student Expectation and Achievement agreement (1)Student Expectation and Achievement agreement (2) 24
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  • 26. Student Feedback Sheet Current Conversations …•  We are making progress …; We are getting better …; We are getting things under control …; It is the union! (Education Officials);•  My principal is on his way from a meeting … (always between district and school) (Principals of Schools);•  Always blaming the department, the principal, parents, children, resources, etc. (Teachers); 52 26
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  • 28. ThankYou!! 55 28

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