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2030 Reading Panel Background Report

On the 31st of January and the 1st of February 2022 former Deputy President Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka launched a new initiative – the 2030 Reading Panel. The Chair (Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka) asked me to be the Secretary of the Panel and … Continue reading

Links I liked…

Over the last while I’ve been swamped working on the Funda Wande: Reading for Meaning program (more on that soon) and haven’t managed to keep up with the ‘Links I liked‘ blog posts. I think these are a helpful way of … Continue reading

SU Economics of Educ 2019

So we’re at that time of year again 🙂 I’ll be teaching the Applied Economics of Education course which we piloted for the first time last year. It’s a full semester course offered to graduate students in the Economics Department at Stellenbosch University. … Continue reading

EGRS: Probably the most important education research/intervention post-apartheid

Breaking News: New ‘gold-standard’ study finds improvement of 40% of a year of learning in reading for disadvantaged children in South Africa. (At least that would be the title I’d pick if I was a sub-editor reporting on EGRS!) In South … Continue reading

Teaching Applied Economics of Education (2018)

This semester I’ll be teaching half of the Applied Economics of Education course offered to graduate students in the economics department at Stellenbosch University. The course starts this week Wednesday 25 July (lectures 3-5pm) and I will be teaching for … Continue reading

EGRS is recruiting as well :)

The Director of Research in the DBE – Dr Stephen Taylor – is looking for a Project Associate and a Project Intern for their Early Grade Reading Study (deadline for applications: 2 June 2017). The work they are doing on … Continue reading

Reading in FP Seminar (28 April, JHB) space available :)

I’m currently involved in a number of research projects that look specifically at reading in the Foundation Phase in South Africa. In my view this is the cause of (and solution to) so many of the problems we see in … Continue reading

Links, presentations and new research

Links I liked: The story of Judge Lex Mpati who went from being a petrol attendant after matric to the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal and Chancellor of Rhodes University where he studied (bartending on the side to … Continue reading

Links I liked…

On the 7th of July I will be part of a debate with the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga as well as Prof Mary Metcalfe, Sizwe Nxasana and Nadi Albino. If you’re around join us – it should be … Continue reading

Links I liked…

“The textbook saga and corruption in education” by Linda Chisholm (2013) – from the SA Review of Education 2013. Useful overview of the textbook crisis in Limpopo and the broader lessons to be learned. The South African branch of the … Continue reading

Some links and updates before leaving :)

Before leaving I thought It would be a good idea to do a bit of a ‘brain-dump’ on my blog to update everyone on the things that I know about in the South African education space. Some of these might … Continue reading

Q&A with Brahm Fleisch

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. This is the second interview in the series.  Brahm Fleisch is currently a professor at the  Wits … Continue reading

Q&A with Shelley O’Carroll

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. This is the twenty-fourth interview in the series. Shelley O’Carroll is the Director of Wordworks. 1)   How did … Continue reading

Q&A with Maurita Glynn-Weissenberg

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. This is the twenty-fifth interview in the series. Maurita Glynn-Weissenberg is the founder and director of the Shine … Continue reading

Q&A with Carol Macdonald

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. This is the twentieth interview in the series. Carol Macdonald is a research fellow associated with the Department of Linguistics … Continue reading

Q&A with Andrew Einhorn (Numeric)

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. This is the twenty-second interview in the series. Andrew Einhorn is the founder of Numeric, a South African … Continue reading

Q&A with Jill Adler

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. This is the twenty first interview in the series. Jill Adler is a professor in the education faculty … Continue reading

Q&A with Carole Bloch

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. This is the twenty-third interview in the series. Carole Bloch is Director of PRAESA. (1) Why did … Continue reading

Starting Behind and Staying Behind: Insurmountable learning deficits in mathematics (new Working Paper)

A Working Paper that I co-wrote with Janeli Kotze was released today on the Stellenbosch Economic Working Paper site (available here). The paper has also been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Educational Development and should be out … Continue reading

Q&A with Mary Metcalfe

The aim of the Q&A series is to get an inside look into some of South Africa’s leading education academics, policy-makers and activists. We start the series with Professor Mary Metcalfe…   1)   Why did you decide to go … Continue reading