Summary   The authors examine black, white, and Hispanic children’s differing experiences in early childhood care and education and explore links between these experiences and racial and ethnic gaps in school readiness. Children who attend centre care or preschool programs enter school more ready to learn, but both the share of children enrolled in these

By: Nova Explore Publications    Abstract This article draws on a quantitive enquiry on the impact of the ECD programmed in Zimbabwean primary schools. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The target population included all heads and infant teachers Gomadoda cluster which has an infant teacher population of 70 teachers and heads. The sample consisted

By: Movement Education, School of Education, North-West University (Dorita Du Toit & N Van der Merwe)   Abstract Optimal gross motor and perceptual motor development at a young age plays an essential role in the learner’s holistic development, as it forms the foundation for the cognitive, affective and physical domains of early childhood development. In

Despite lip service to the inclusion of local childrearing knowledge and practices in South African ECD programming and a growing focus on diversity, most local models and curriculum guidelines privilege Western child development theory and models of ECD provision. While local and global knowledge will necessarily exist side by side, a recent assessment of local

Introduction   This paper will analyse research into reading levels in South African schools to provide a context for an exploration of the factors that contribute to these levels, including the way in which the sequencing and pacing of the literacy curriculum in school systems entrenches unequal literacy outcomes. The role of Foundation Phase literacy

Foreword The Foundation Phase Curriculum directorate has developed the following documents to strengthen and support the planning, teaching and assessment of mathematics in the classroom: Teaching number concepts and numeration skills with the use of Flash Cards (2010). Development of a strong sense of number and the role of problems in teaching                 mathematics (2011).

By: Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers   Abstract Primary school mathematics teachers should, at the most basic level, have mastery of the content knowledge that they are required to teach. In this paper we test empirically whether this is the case by analyzing the South African SACMEQ 2007 mathematics teacher test data which tested 401 grade

Abstract Cyber safety has become critically important to all who are active in cyber space. In most African countries no coordinated activities in this regard are taking place, even though many children are already active on cyber space. This paper presents an introductory, but usable, guide to empower primary school teachers, specifically in Africa, to

One of the mandates of the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in South Africa is to distribute textbooks to both urban and remote rural schools. The challenge that the DBE faces in this regard is that the distribution machinery has not been that efficient, resulting in some schools opening without the necessary textbooks. Distribution problems

Introduction The considerable increase over the past few years in the use of mobile phones, text messaging, emails, chat rooms and social networks has altered our social environments and has in many ways directed our social interactions. Comparative data suggests that South Africans ‘are one of the highest users of mobile technology and mobile social