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08
JUL

Social conversations: How to keep children learning at home. And you don’t need material resources

Typically, children from low-income homes lack access to resources for online learning and they are seldom exposed to books or regular literacy practices such as storybook reading.

Without the help of a teacher to guide the learning process, it may be difficult for them to use the materials schools may have provided during lockdown. When this gap can’t be bridged by preschool or school, there’s a risk of leaving their potential untapped, never to be fully developed. This becomes evident in academic achievement later in life.

Guest: Dr Andrea Juan-Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council
06
JUL

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS

Teacher's union Naptosa said that protests across the Western Cape against the reopening of schools possibly made Basic Education Minister Angie Mothsekga stand up and take note.

The union has been calling for a delay in learners' return to the classroom as the coronavirus has not yet been contained.

Guest : The President of NAPTOSA (National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa), Mr Basil Manuel
01
JUL

Re-opening of schools: the next phase time to reconsider

The next phase in the re-opening of schools, when the largest portion of learners is to return to school, is upon us. Our recent joint union survey on Readiness leaves us concerned and unconvinced that the system will be ready for the next phase of almost 6 million learners.

Guest: The President of NAPTOSA (National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa), Mr Basil Manuel

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