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WCED WC Principal Symposium

  1. 1. WCED West Coast Education District Principal Symposium – 10 September 2011 -  Quality Education and Quality Jobs/Salaries -Is education all about the Children, or about the Adults? Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) Education Moving Up Cc. muavia@mweb.co.za Turn-Around Consortium (TAC) Content1.  Awareness: We don’t know what we don’t know – State of Education in SA (4-21);2.  Who is benefit from the Education budget? (22-30);3.  Should Quality Education be our focus? (31-32);4.  Conclusion (33-35). www.slideshare.net Search WCED WC Principal Symposium 1
  2. 2. Introduction•  This presentation is not personal, but it is about PEOPLE;•  Since what is going wrong in the education system, has nothing to do with money, but it is about the PEOPLE;•  What I present is not based on opinion, but rather data (information);•  This conversation is certainly not about ‘being politically correct, but rather the ‘uncomfortable conversations’ we tend to avoid!;•  Finally, I don’t defend constituencies (learners, teachers, department, etc.), but rather Education! Awareness Test 2
  3. 3. TIMSS Participation Countries 2007 TIMSS Participation 1995 - 2007 3
  4. 4. TIMSS 2003 - Applying Maths 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 4
  5. 5. 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 MLA (Unesco/UnicefEducation 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 5
  6. 6. 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 Musical Chairs Game 6
  7. 7. 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 7
  8. 8. 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 8
  9. 9. 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 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! 9
  10. 10. Access vs Success Short-Listing Employment Quantity Quality Whether you Pass! How you Pass! % 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 10
  11. 11. Japp 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? 11
  12. 12. LES: 2001 - 2005LES: 2006 - 2009 12
  13. 13. Learners 2001 - 201012600000124000001220000012000000118000001160000011400000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Educators 2001 - 2010440000420000400000380000360000340000320000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 13
  14. 14. Schools 2001 - 20102800027500270002650026000255002500024500 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 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. 14
  15. 15. Teacher Conditions of Unions Service School Managing Leaders Teaching and Learning Circuit and Support and District Development Four Layers of Expertise Provincial, Systems CDE – 7 September 2011 National, Thinking Ministerial15
  16. 16. Quality Education Conference - 2002 31Three 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 16
  17. 17. 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); 17
  18. 18. 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 not better than those whom you need to manage, guide, etc., they will never TRUST what you say;•  In a functional system, you can get away with people managing “generally”, but in a dysfunctional system, you have to have the specific (technical) capacity and skills! Thank You!! 18

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