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WCED WC Principal Symposium 10 Sept 2011

  1. 1. Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) Education Moving Up Cc. [email_address] Turn-Around Consortium (TAC) <ul><li>WCED West Coast Education District </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Symposium – 10 September 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Education and Quality Jobs/Salaries - </li></ul><ul><li>Is education all about the Children, or about the Adults? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Awareness: We don ’ t know what we don ’ t know – State of Education in SA (4-21); </li></ul><ul><li>Who is benefit from the Education budget?(22-30); </li></ul><ul><li>Should Quality Education be our focus? (31-32); </li></ul><ul><li>What have I Done? (33) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion (34-36). </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Search “WCED WC Principal Symposium” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>This presentation is not personal, but it is about PEOPLE; </li></ul><ul><li>Since what is going wrong in the education system, has nothing to do with money, but it is about the PEOPLE; </li></ul><ul><li>What I present is not based on opinion, but rather data (information); </li></ul><ul><li>This conversation is certainly not about ‘being politically correct, but rather the ‘uncomfortable conversations’ we tend to avoid!; </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, I don’t defend constituencies (learners, teachers, department, etc.), but rather Education! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Awareness Test
  5. 5. TIMSS Participation Countries 2007
  6. 6. TIMSS Participation 1995 - 2007
  7. 7. TIMSS 2003 - Applying Maths
  8. 8. SACMEQ Countries
  9. 9. SACMEQ Results 6 2 12 15 4 7 13 1 9 5 3 10 14 11 8 6 5 13 15 3 12 9 2 10 4 1 11 14 7 8 7 2 11 13 1 4 14 3 9 6 5 8 12 10 15 6 2 12 14 1 11 13 4 8 5 3 9 15 10 7
  10. 10. MLA (Unesco/Unicef Education for All Campaign Grade 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 3 2 9 4 5 6 12 7 11 10 8 2 6 5 8 4 3 7 1 11 12 9 10
  11. 11. 1999-2010 + Ave
  12. 12. Musical Chairs Game
  13. 13. Musical Chairs Game 24 1 23 2 22 3 21 4 20 5 19 6 18 7 17 8 16 9 15 10 14 11 13 12 12 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Gr1 Gr2 Gr3 Gr4 Gr5 Gr6 Gr7 Gr8 Gr9 Gr10 Gr11 Gr12
  14. 17. Matrics 2010 started Gr1 in 1999 Only 44% retained!
  15. 18. Success rate = 8,1% <ul><li>Success-rate of the system = 8,1% </li></ul><ul><li>Of every 12 learners starting Grade One, only 1 learner attains what the system is promising them - data 2005! </li></ul>
  16. 19. Access vs Success Whether you Pass! How you Pass! Short-Listing Employment Quantity Quality
  17. 20. % Different Types of schools in SA Quantity of Pass Quality of Pass (Grades) 20% 50% 20% 10% 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% -10% -20% Anti-Functional Dysfunctional Under-Performing High-Performing
  18. 21. Japp
  19. 22. So, if we spend all this money (2011/12 = R178b; 2012/13 = R190b; 2013/14 = R218b) on education, why are the children not benefiting? Who is actually benefiting?
  20. 23. LES: 2001 - 2005
  21. 24. LES: 2006 - 2009
  22. 28. At Circuit, Districts, Provincial and National <ul><li>Added Circuits and Districts; </li></ul><ul><li>More Centres, Units, Committees, Task Teams, etc.; </li></ul><ul><li>More consultants actually doing the work that was initially defined as part of people’s job descriptions; </li></ul><ul><li>More Directors, Chief Directors, DDGs, and DGs, with plenty of PAs. </li></ul>
  23. 29. Four Layers of Expertise
  24. 30. CDE – 7 September 2011
  25. 31. Quality Education Conference - 2002
  26. 32. Three Steps to Quality Education Dys-functional Schools Step 1 Under-performing Schools Step 2 High Functioning Schools Step 3 Excellent Schools Basic Right To Education Basic Education Quality Education Legal and Human Rights Obligations Professional, Social, and Ethical Obligations
  27. 33. 1.6.2 GDE PPS Matric Results 2008 - 2010 (2010 ascending)
  28. 34. Some Untruths in Education <ul><li>Democratic decision making in the education system creates a conducive tone and culture; </li></ul><ul><li>Parent involvement is crucial; </li></ul><ul><li>Resources (computers and libraries) will make all the difference; </li></ul><ul><li>The department is not supporting teachers and therefore they are demotivated; </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of learning is caused by the ill-discipline of learners; </li></ul><ul><li>Our classrooms are overcrowded – small classes will make the difference; </li></ul><ul><li>It is difficult to achieve learner success in poverty stricken communities; </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are not at the level they should be when they get to our school/class; </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher development will solve most of our performance problems; </li></ul><ul><li>It is the unions! </li></ul>
  29. 35. Current Conversations … <ul><li>We are making progress …; We are getting better …; We are getting things under control …; It is the union! (Education Officials); </li></ul><ul><li>My principal is on his way from a meeting … (always between district and school) (Principals of Schools) ; </li></ul><ul><li>Always blaming the department, the principal, parents, children, resources, etc. (Teachers) ; </li></ul>
  30. 36. Final Points: <ul><li>Appoint people who can do the job, not people who belong to a group; because they are connected; etc.; </li></ul><ul><li>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 …; </li></ul><ul><li>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; </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul>
  31. 37. Thank You!!

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