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GRADE R AND GRADE 1. 10 FEBRUARY 2012. PURPOSE. To share information about the Grade R pilot study undertaken in November 2011 To report on the findings To describe the turn-around plan for Grades R & 1 To obtain inputs that will improve the plan. THE PILOT STUDY.

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grade r and grade 1

GRADE R AND GRADE 1

10 FEBRUARY 2012

purpose
PURPOSE
  • To share information about the Grade R pilot study undertaken in November 2011
  • To report on the findings
  • To describe the turn-around plan for Grades R & 1
  • To obtain inputs that will improve the plan
the pilot study
THE PILOT STUDY
  • Where it started – data on the failure rates of Grade 1’s in 2010
  • Example: In one school 111 learners failed Grade 1
  • Pilot set out to assess learners’ developmental gaps – learners born in 2006 (5½ years)
  • Sample: 200 PO schools with highest failure rates and independent sites feeding into those schools
  • Administered by LS teachers,LS advisers & FP advisers
  • Instrument administered individually
findings
FINDINGS
  • Learners have access – but not education
  • Poor perceptual development – basis of all learning
  • Low levels of vocabulary
  • Play with no learning
  • Under-qualified teachers
  • No monitoring and little support
  • Poor management, even in public ordinary schools
  • Parents do not know what the child has to learn, and how to help…
  • Age is a problem….
turn around plan
TURN-AROUND PLAN
  • Teacher Development and Support

- training - in-service training

- CAPS - Top-up training

  • Enrolment - age in Grade 1
  • Management – e.g. subsidies : training. SGBs
  • Structured arrangements within districts
  • Assessment regime – January & September
  • Advocacy – pamphlets; media
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Research - examples
national strategy for ecd
National Strategy for ECD
  • Will be put on the WCED website by 31 March
  • WCED activities in line with this
  • Address stakeholders
  • Must raise the QUALITY of the ECD experience
  • Impact on failure rates?
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