The South African Landscape
In her presentation entitled Make the Circle Bigger : the South African educational landscape – present and future, Margie Keeton analyzes the current trends in education.
While acknowledging the recent improvements in pass rates, Keeton still decries an immense lack in some areas among them rising pressures in numeracy and literacy and the ever changing curriculum.
The growth of cheaper independent schools requires a change in approach by independent schools which include widening their sphere of influence through social partnering with low income schools . Independent schools may perhaps be good neighbors by :
- Being exemplary
- Widening access
- Big picture thinking
- Mobilizing for more effective education around us
- Grooming new teachers
- Getting involved
- Taking risks