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Improving Early Grade Reading in South Africa

The DBE, in partnership with the North West Provincial Education Department, commenced with the piloting of three alternative interventions in selected schools in the districts of Ngaka Modiri Molema and Dr Kenneth Kaunda in April this year. 


This Early Grade Reading Study forms part of the DBE’s agenda to establish effective ways to strengthen the teaching and learning of reading in the foundation phase.


Reading provides the foundation to all consecutive learning.


DBE forges ahead with ANA Data Usage Programme for subject advisors

A team of 85 subject advisors from all nine provinces gathered at the DBE, Sol Plaatje House from 25-27 May 2015, to learn how best the Annual National Assessment (ANA) Data usage programme could be implemented in schools across South Africa.

This team is expected to assist with the implementation and support of the training of teachers in their respective provinces. Read more... 


DBE distributes Grade R resource kits

The DBE is currently delivering Grade R resource kits to all public primary schools with Grade R. This comes after an overwhelming request from schools for Grade R resource kits, which are aligned to the Grade R workbooks distributed by the DBE. The new resource kits include 20 themed posters, four charts, 2 Big Books, one lesson plan and assessment book, a teaching guide book and a DVD filled with songs and video clips. Read more...

the Department of Health’s new mobisite for adolescent & youth

In June the Minister of Health will be launching a cell phone App that will provide information, tools and support for young people to make informed choices about their lives so that they can enjoy good health outcomes.


In order for the youth to own this application DoH is launching a competition that will enable the youth to both name the app and to provide them with ideas of what content they would like to see in the app. The competition is open to all youth from 6 May to 31 May 2015. Read more...


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