The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Visit South Africa's official Covid-19 resource portal
2085  Large

Analysing the extent and severity of HIV/AIDS among educators without looking at the broader context within which schools operate, provides only a partial understanding of the immense challenges facing the education sector in South Africa. This study examines material issues affecting the quality of teaching and learning in our schools, both within and external to the classroom environment. The findings reveal significant disparities in conditions, both within and between provinces. Compounded by the effects of ill-health related to HIV/AIDS, these disparities are likely to hamper any efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning in South African public schools, and therefore require serious attention.

Open Access

Product information

Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 24
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2111-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2111-6
Publish Year : 2005

List of tables and figures

  1. Introduction
  2. Methodology
  3. Key findings
  4. School performance
  5. Discussion
  6. Recommendations

References

Prepared for the Education Labour Relations Council by a research consortium comprising the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council.

Share this

You might also consider these related books

2245  Large

Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education Curriculum in South Africa

Driven by centralised state processes, externally mandated and regulated, the restructuring of teacher education curriculum and institutions in South Africa has radically changed the teacher education landscape. How universities mediate, contest and resist the resulting pressures has differed, according to their historical legacy, their specific trajectories of restructuring, and their leadership dynamics. This monograph traces the micro-level responses of teacher educators at five universities experiencing the impact of the restructuring processes with varying degrees of intensity, and selected as representative of the system as a whole.

Open Access

Product information

Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 280
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2238-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2238-0
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 214.00
2118  Large

Crossing Over
The basics of evolution: workbook for teachers

For thousands of years, people have asked the question "How did the world begin?" While many cultures and communities have a faith-based answer to this query, the theory of evolution supplies a science-based solution.

Open Access

Product information

Format : 210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 112
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2119-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2119-2
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 187.00
2148  Large

Mathematics and Science Achievement at South African Schools in TIMSS 2003

Mathematics and science are key areas of knowledge for the development of individuals and for the social and economic development of South Africa. In November 2002, about 9000 Grade 8 learners from South African public schools participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This monograph reports on South Africas performance in TIMSS in relation to the other 50 countries. In addition, the report describes the performance of different groups of learners in South Africa and provides contextual information about, teachers, schools and the curriculum. The report concludes with recommendations for strategic interventions that could contribute to improved performance in mathematics and science. The findings contained in this report offer valuable insights to academics, policymakers, curriculum-planners, teachers and those involved in the development of education in South Africa.

Open Access

Product information

Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 148
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2158-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2158-1
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 180.00
2076  Large

Textbooks for diverse learners
A critical analysis of learning materials used in South African schools

Textbooks and learning support materials are a critical resource for teachers. They play a vital role in shaping children's sense of themselves and the society in which they live. But to what extent do schoolbooks reflect images and representations of the diverse learners in South African schools?

Open Access

Product information

Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 64
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2093-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2093-5
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 129.00