Archive for June, 2011

Tripping on trips

Tripping on trips

Xhosa language immersion in Eastern Cape villages.

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Corporate social investment lifts one ISASA school gratefully into the next phase of development

Corporate social investment lifts one ISASA school gratefully into the next phase of development

Nestled in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains lies the small community of Matatiele.

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Taking the lead but learning much in the Cederberg

Taking the lead but learning much in the Cederberg

Every year, all the pupils at Cannons Creek Independent High school in Pinelands take to the wilderness areas around the Cape for the school’s annual Adventure Week.

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Internal branding for competitive advantage

Internal branding for competitive advantage

In the first instalment of our series on branding, Sean McCoy, CEO of the HKLM Group, discusses the rebranding of the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

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Lesson learned from the SAALED congress 2011 – From inclusion to belonging: the language of learning

Lesson learned from the SAALED congress 2011 – From inclusion to belonging: the language of learning

Over 600 delegates to the 2011 Congress of the South African Association for Learning and Educational Differences (SAALED) in Cape town had the rare opportunity recently to learn from South African and international experts, individuals with special educational needs, parents, educators, school choirs, a film maker and one of south africa’s most prominent authors, Chris van Wyk, about how to create more inclusive schools.

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Reinvigorating the foot soldiers – Kingswood College hosts TEACH! Conference

Reinvigorating the foot soldiers – Kingswood College hosts TEACH! Conference

The TEACH! Conference, organised and hosted by Kingswood College in Grahamstown in March, was billed as an event to “reinvigorate the foot soldiers in the teaching profession”.

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Solitude and leadership

Solitude and leadership

What can solitude have to do with leadership?

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Ten everyday acts of resistance that changed the world

Ten everyday acts of resistance that changed the world

On 16 June 1976, an ordinary photographer took a photograph of an ordinary trio of students making extraordinary history. Sam Nzima became famous for his shot of the dead Hector Pieterson, an icon of the struggle waged by black South African youth against the apartheid machine.

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We can work it out

We can work it out

As graduate numbers in the UK have grown in recent decades, so too have universities’ emphasis on equipping students with the skills to succeed in the job market. Since the recession, the focus is now stronger than ever.

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“Pupils fired with a passion” – Two schools in Singapore

“Pupils fired with a passion” – Two schools in Singapore

Aspirant screen stars aim for Cannes, motor racers steer towards Monaco, but for those of us charged with teaching Mathematics to primary school children, the ‘Mecca’ is Singapore.

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Left behind?

Left behind?

In the face of the mass uprisings in Western Europe and the Middle East, many commentators have raised questions about why comparable forms of widespread resistance are not taking place among American youth.

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