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Title Systemic school improvement interventions in South Africa : some practical lessons from development practitioners / edited by Godwin Khosa
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (vii, 111 pages) :) : color illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The systemic school improvement model / Godwin Khosa -- Lessons learnt in teacher development -- JET's approach to teacher development / Chimwemwe Kamanga -- Teacher development interventions in the GET Band / Chimwemwe Kamanga -- Standardised teacher testing in GET / Roelien Herholdt -- Teacher development interventions in the FET Band / Patience Voller -- Further lessons -- Cost (Benefit) analysis of FET teacher development / Double-Hugh Marera -- Parental involvement in improving schooling / Kedibon Boka -- Lessons on district-level support and integration / Godwin Khosa, with Dina Mashamaite and Koleka Ntantiso -- Stakeholder involvement in the BSSIP and COEP / Muavia Gallie and Aneesha Mayet
Summary Looking at two smaller-scale systemic school improvement projects implemented in selected district circuits in the North West and Eastern Cape by partnerships between government, JET Education Services, and private sector organisations, this book captures and reflects on the experiences of the practitioners involved. The Systemic School Improvement Model developed by JET to address an identified range of interconnected challenges at district, school, classroom and household level, is made up of seven components. In reflecting on what worked and what did not in the implementation of these different components, the different chapters set out some of the practical lessons learnt, which could be used to improve the design and implementation of similar education improvement projects. Many of the lessons in this field that remain under-recorded to date relate to the step-by-step processes followed, the relationship dynamics encountered at different levels of the education system, and the local realities confronting schools and districts in South Africa's rural areas. Drawing on field data that is often not available to researchers, the book endeavours to address this gap and record these lessons. It is not intended to provide an academic review of the systemic school improvement projects. It is presented rather to offer other development practitioners working to improve the quality of education in South African schools, an understanding of some of the real practical and logistical challenges that arise and how these may be resolved to take further school improvement projects forward at a wider district, provincial and national scale
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Educational change -- South Africa.
School improvement programs -- South Africa.
School management and organization -- South Africa.
Teachers -- Training of -- South Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Khosa, Godwin, editor
JET Education Services (South Africa), issuing body
ISBN 1920677461