Category Archives: 2014 Blog theme

MY EXPERIENCES SCHOOL MASIYILE SECONDARY SCHOOL – WHAT AFFECTS ME?

MY EXPERIENCES SCHOOL MASIYILE SECONDARY SCHOOL – WHAT AFFECTS ME?

Tweet By NOMPIKELELO HLAKAZA, GRADE 8 The things that actually affects me at school is when maybe we are writing something, for example, a test the leaners make noise and I cant even concentrate because of the noise and I even write on paper what they are talking about and that disturb me a lot… Continue Reading

A Women’s (and Girls’) Rights View to the practice of teaching and learning within township schools

A Women’s (and Girls’) Rights View to the practice of teaching and learning within township schools

Tweet By: Rethabile Mashale* Basic education enjoys recognition as both a fundamental human right and a development priority in terms of international, regional and national legal instruments, and development frameworks. In South Africa, several legislative pieces enshrine the right to, and make provision for, the delivery of basic education. There is also growing recognition and… Continue Reading

Beyond education: is entrepreneurship the answer to youth unemployment in South Africa?

Tweet The conversations thus far under the education theme have been great at highlighting both the potential and limitations of education both in Africa and the diaspora. Yet, what has been missing has been a conversation on graduate unemployment as one of the limitations of formal education in our current global economic context. In 2013, the unemployment… Continue Reading

The hidden cost of Universal Primary Education

The hidden cost of Universal Primary Education

Tweet “The notion of universalizing primary education is rooted in the perceived centrality of education to promote… economic development” (Nungu, 2010).  Early childhood is arguably the most rapid developmental stage in a person’s life and the most important building block for future success are laid within those first eight years of life. Thus, as the… Continue Reading

#BringBackOurGirls

Tweet Our very first question for the current Bokamoso theme is “How ‘universal’ is education? Who is included and who is excluded? Who gets to attend school and who doesn’t?” As we write this article, what we know is that more than 300 girls have been abducted by the extremist Islamic group Boko Haram in Northeast… Continue Reading

Identity and School Attainment

Identity and School Attainment

Tweet There are many theories about black American educational attainment as attempts are made to look for interventions to close the ‘achievement gap’ between underrepresented minority students and their white counterparts. A brief review of the statistics shows that all minority groups are not created equal with black and Hispanic students faring much worse than… Continue Reading

Education in the electronic age: Open source digital libraries as a way to overcome education inequality in Africa

Tweet Across Africa, Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are continuously metamorphosing the academic landscape irrespective of the rapid global shifts that are affecting education. Like elsewhere, ICT facilitates knowledge search, acquisition, sharing, production and distribution albeit at an arguably smaller scale. Higher Education Institutions in Africa are developing innovative learning networks by engaging in different… Continue Reading