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TeachSA Panel discussion

  1. 1. Teach South Africa Teach Ambassadors’ Honorary Function 1 October 2011 How can TeachSA be empowered to add value to the South Africa Education System? - Schools, DBE, Community - Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) muavia@mweb.co.za ! Content1.  Awareness: We don’t know what we don’t know (3-12);2.  SA Education System – Performance (13-20);3.  Use of Budget (21-26);4.  Quality Education & Untruths (27-30);5.  Conclusion (31). www.slideshare.net Search TeachSA Function 2011 1
  2. 2. Awareness Test Do we Know what we Don’t KnowTIMSS Participation Countries 2007 2
  3. 3. TIMSS Participation 1995 - 2007TIMSS 2003 - Applying Maths 3
  4. 4. 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 SACMEQ Results 6 7 6 2 5 2 2 12 13 11 12 15 15 13 14 4 3 1 1 7 12 4 11 13 9 14 13 1 2 3 4 9 10 9 8 5 4 6 5 3 1 5 3 10 11 8 9 14 14 12 15 11 7 10 10 8 8 15 7 4
  5. 5. MLA (Unesco/Unicef Education for All Campaign 1 Grade 4 1 2 2 3 6 3 2 5 4 9 8 5 4 4 6 5 3 7 6 7 8 12 1 9 7 11 10 11 12 11 10 9 12 8 10 1999-2010 + Ave Comparing Grades 1-12 from 1999 to 20101,350,0001,300,0001,250,0001,200,000 19991,150,000 20001,100,000 20011,050,000 20021,000,000 2003 950,000 2004 900,000 2005 850,000 2006 800,000 2007 750,000 2008 700,000 2009 650,000 2010 600,000 Ave. 550,000 500,000 450,000 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 12 Grade 11 5
  6. 6. Musical Chairs Game Musical Chairs Game24 123 222 321 420 519 618 717 816 915 1014 1113 1212 131110987654321Gr1 Gr2 Gr3 Gr4 Gr5 Gr6 Gr7 Gr8 Gr9 Gr10 Gr11 Gr12 6
  7. 7. Average % scores after re-marking 45 Eastern Cape 40 Free State Gauteng 35 KwaZulu NatalAverage Percentage Limpopo 30 Mpumalanga 25 Norther Cape North West 20 Western Cape South Africa 15 Gr 3 Literacy Gr 3 Numeracy Gr 6 Languages Gr 6 Mathematics 7
  8. 8. Matrics 2010 started Gr1 in 1999 Drop in Learners Gr 1 (1999) - Gr12 (2010)1,350,0001,300,000 1,318,9321,250,0001,200,0001,150,0001,100,0001,050,0001,000,000 950,000 900,000 850,000 800,000 750,000 700,000 650,000 Only 44% retained! 600,000 579,384 550,000 Grade 1 Grade 12 8
  9. 9. 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! Access vs Success Short-Listing EmploymentQuantity Quality Whether you Pass! How you Pass! 9
  10. 10. % 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- Functional Performing Performing Japp 10
  11. 11. So, if we spend all thismoney (2011/12 = R178b;2012/13 = R190b; 2013/14 = R218b) on education, why are the children not benefiting?Who is actually benefiting? Learners 2001 - 201012600000124000001220000012000000118000001160000011400000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 11
  12. 12. Schools 2001 - 2010 28000 27500 27000 26500 26000 25500 25000 24500 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Educators 2001 - 2010440000420000400000380000360000340000320000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 12
  13. 13. At Circuit, Districts, Provincial and National•  Added Circuits and Districts;•  More Centres, Units, Committees, Task Teams, etc.;•  More consultants actually doing the work that was initially defined as part of people’s job descriptions;•  More Directors, Chief Directors, DDGs, and DGs, with plenty of PAs. Four Layers of ExpertiseConditions of Teaching and Development Circuit and Support and Managing Learning National, Thinking Provincial, SystemsService Ministerial LeadersTeacher DistrictUnions School 13
  14. 14. Quality Education Conference - 2002 27Three 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 EducationEducationLegal and Human Rights Professional, Social, andObligations Ethical Obligations 14
  15. 15. 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;10.  It is the unions! 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); 15
  16. 16. Final Points:•  Appoint people who can do the job, not people who belong to a group; because they are connected; etc.;•  As a principal – if you don’t care about every learner in your school as much as you care about your own child, then you are in the wrong job …;•  As an official, if you don’t know, can’t do (display), or is better more than those whom you need to manage, guide, etc., they will never TRUST what you say. Thank You!! 16

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