RSSSummer 2013

Mass action in Mexico

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mass action in Mexico

In early September, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto achieved a longterm goal: by a wide margin of 102-22, Mexican senators voted to overhaul the schooling system.

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Kindergarten Kekec

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kindergarten Kekec

In our series on the most innovative schools in the world as chosen by online magazine www.flavorwire.com, we bring you Kindergarten Kekec from Ljubljana in Slovenia.

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Bullet-proof backpacks from Bogota

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bullet-proof backpacks from Bogota

A Bogota, Colombia-based company named Caballeros has just found a new market for its bullet-proof fashion accessories – American schoolchildren.

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Tomorrow’s People Schools joins ISASA

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tomorrow’s People Schools joins ISASA

Zelna Botes doesn’t like labelling children according to ability.

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Guiding, inspiring and advancing independent schools

| November 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Guiding, inspiring and advancing independent schools

The Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), founded in 1946, is an eight-state regional association of 109 schools in the United States covering the states of Washington, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming, along with affiliate schools in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

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Will corruption affect the youth vote in South Africa’s 2014 election?

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Will corruption affect the youth vote in South Africa’s 2014 election?

The youth of South Africa are resilient, resourceful and responsive.

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Teachers can’t teach what they don’t know

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Teachers can’t teach what they don’t know

By Nicholas Spaull The fact that there is an ongoing crisis in South African education isn’t a particularly new revelation. An objective outsider would have to conclude that the weight of available evidence is heavily stacked in favour of the judgement that our education system is in a dire state. Whether one chooses to use […]

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Talking ‘twinning’: a legacy of reaching out at St Andrew’s School for Girls

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Talking ‘twinning’: a legacy of reaching out at St Andrew’s School for Girls

Not everyone can leave a lasting and meaningful legacy, but Frank Simmonds (headmaster and trustee 1990 to 2012), Gill Morris (director of outreach and board member 1990 to 1996) and Meg Grayer (librarian and the founding member of the mobile library in partnership with the Methodist Education Initiative) did just that at St Andrew’s School for Girls in Johannesburg.

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Lacklustre leadership not our lot in life

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Lacklustre leadership not our lot in life

In South Africa – and the world – traits such as authenticity, altruism and accountability are displayed by so few that I challenge you to name more than a handful of leaders who display these qualities consistently.

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Reaching new heights: Clamber Club

| October 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Reaching new heights: Clamber Club

Children seem to be doing less and less physical activity these days, and the focus on gross motor development in the preschool years is often neglected. The Clamber Club was born in 1990 out of a passion for getting children moving and learning effectively.

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Everyone is special at the SOWLE Centre

| October 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
Everyone is special at the SOWLE Centre

“SOWLE Centre began because of a little boy ready to enter reception year in January 2011. He had been diagnosed with Down syndrome and his parents were struggling to find an appropriately stimulating learning environment for him,” says Samantha Bird, principal of the centre.

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