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Research Repository

There is a plethora of sector-specific research commissioned and conducted within the DBE that has previously not been in the public domain. This repository serves as a mechanism to make this information available. It contains sector-specific research that has been commissioned and conducted within the DBE. There are 120 reports that have been categorised into 12 themes, dating from 1996 to 2019. The full title of the report, institution, year of publication, and abstract are provided. The pdf of the report can also be downloaded.

The repository will be updated annually.

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THEMES

Access and enrolment in schools

Reports under this theme deal with issues of access to schooling, learner enrolments, school completion, performance award systems, improvements in learner performance, perceptions regarding quality of schooling in independent schools, trends in the relative under-performance of males in the schooling system, schooling outcomes, incidence of learner absenteeism, perceptions and experiences of primary school teachers in using information from ANA, retention and factors contributing to dropout.

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Assessments

Reports falling under this theme focus on national and international assessments - NSC, ANA, TIMSS, SACMEQ and PIRLS, with specific attention on those that are systemic and diagnostic in design. A reflection of performance at various levels (district, school, learner, and item) is given; best practise in the design and development of assessments is investigated.

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Curriculum

Reports falling under this theme focus on curriculum changes, mathematics and science teaching and practice, multigrade classrooms and learner progress and achievement.

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Early Childhood Development

The reports falling under this theme focus on educational activities and programmes implemented in the early stages of a child's development.

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Funding

The reports falling under this theme focus on school funding and management in areas such as learning and teaching support material, school fees, personnel spending, per learner spending and ranking of schools on the resource targeting list.

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Learner Wellness

The reports falling under this theme focus on initiatives around learner wellness, which include home education.

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Learning and Teaching Support Material

Reports falling under this theme focus on Information and Communication Technologies in schools.

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PDOU Planning

Reports falling under this theme focus on whole school evaluation, the President's Education Initiative, RCL and SGB training and school improvement.

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Sector Overview

Reports falling under this theme focus on the household survey, data quality survey of EMIS, generation and use of data.

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Teacher Demand and Supply

Reports falling under this theme focus on, amongst others, post provisioning, educator pay and inflow of new teachers into the public system.

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Teacher development and language

Reports falling under this theme focus on, amongst others, multilingual teaching, teaching styles and cognitive processes in language learning, in-service teacher training and multigrade classrooms.

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