Kildare Pre-Primary School, in the suburbs of Cape Town in the Western Cape, is considered a special place in the hearts and minds of the youngsters who go there and the parents who entrust the staff with the care and teaching of their children before they go to ‘big school’.
Recently over at www.slate.com, Gabriel Roth made a very good argument for the basic awfulness of Janette Sebring Lowrey’s The Poky Little Puppy, postulating that the only reason that that book and books like it persist in our cultural consciousness is because of the nostalgia effect – my mom read this to me, so I’d better read it to my kids, etc.1
On reading the People of Importance series published by Missing Link Education – Mason Crest, I was reminded that in September 2004, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced the screening of a new television series entitled Great South A fricans.1
EdWeek.org1 recently reported that 68% of American school districts that participated in a national survey indicated that they would purchase new instructional materials to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).2
Re-imagining the future of education at scale and for all: the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) joins edX
Up until now, quality tertiary education – and, in some cases, any higher education at all – has been the privilege of the few in many parts of the world.