RSSSpring 2011

Going global

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Going global

Schools should strive to provide learners with an internationally relevant education, that’s why – and one way of doing so is take them to other countries.

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How to get to the end of history

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How to get to the end of history

Francis Fukuyama is one of the giants of post-Cold War political thought. His essay ‘The End of History’, published in 1989 just before the Berlin Wall came down, provided the perfect framework for thinking about a new world order in which the old face-offs between competing ideologies were ending and liberal, capitalist democracy was sweeping the planet. Twenty-odd years on, though, we continue to live in a world where democracy, prosperity and law and order are unevenly distributed, and in his latest book, The Origins of Political Order – the first of a planned pair – Francis Fukuyama asks the obvious question: Why?

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Wonderland

| October 14, 2011 | 13 Comments
Wonderland

Creston College in KwaZulu-Natal is a school that ranges from Grade 000 to Grade 12. It’s also home to Wonderland Special Needs School, a school for physically and mentally challenged children who have conditions such as autism.

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From Barefoot to Snakeskin Shoes

| October 14, 2011 | 5 Comments
From Barefoot to Snakeskin Shoes

The book is based on seven principles that provide a step-bystep programme to achieving one’s dream.

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Reggio recognised revolutionary heroes

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Reggio recognised revolutionary heroes

The first international Reggio Children Conference in Africa was hosted in June by St Mary’s School, Waverley, in conjunction with The Ridge and Bellavista schools.

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The Children’s Mandela: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela from the Children of South Africa

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The Children’s Mandela: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela from the Children of South Africa

As we celebrate the 93rd birthday of the world’s bestloved statesman, in our heartof- hearts we all know that Nelson Mandela cannot live forever. While nothing can replace the man himself, it’s somewhat comforting to see that authors and publishers are doing their bit to preserve his life story and extraordinary legacy for future generations.

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Awesome South Africa

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Awesome South Africa

If you’re wondering how best to celebrate Heritage Day on 24 September at your school, you may just have time to express-order this extraordinary book.

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Grondslagfase Woordeboek

| October 13, 2011 | 5 Comments
Grondslagfase Woordeboek

This children’s Afrikaans/English picture incorporates the majority of assessment standards related to vocabulary included in the curricula for Grade 1 to Grade 4. The dictionary is divided into three sections. The first section includes 17 beautifully illustrated themes and contains a selection of relevant words pertaining to each theme. The titles of the themes and the vocabulary they include are written in both English and Afrikaans, making it easy for learners to identify their meanings.

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Best Loved Tales for Africa

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Best Loved Tales for Africa

Like all its other offerings, the Best Loved Tales for Africa series – comprising six books for young readers – is entirely southern African in content, idiom, illustration and style.

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They Fought for Freedom – Helen Suzman

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They Fought for Freedom – Helen Suzman

In the They Fought For Freedom series, such luminaries as Biko, Ghandi, Mandela, Tutu and Plaatje are profiled in a bid to ensure that their contributions are understood and remembered. What value this series has brought to our classrooms, and how appropriate that, following her death in 2009, Helen Suzman should be added to this list of significant South African Freedom fighters. Gillian Godsell has done a great job tracing the efforts of this remarkable woman to bring about justice for the people of South Africa.

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Solitude and leadership

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Solitude and leadership

Part two of a lecture delivered to the Plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2010.

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