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Shining the spotlight on foundational learning in South Africa

Shining the spotlight on foundational learning in South Africa

A new report placing a spotlight on foundational literacy and numeracy in South Africa was published and launched last month at the 2024 Basic Education Sector Lekgotla, the annual gathering on the state of basic education hosted by the Department of Basic Education. The work was undertaken by the Global Education Monitoring Report and the Association for the Development
of Education in Africa (ADEA) in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) officials and advocacy activities. It is the first country report to be launched as part of the second cycle of the Spotlight, or Born to Learn, series, which will consist of one continental and four country reports on foundational learning: the other three counties are Mauritania, Uganda and Zambia. The research aimed to answer four overarching questions: Which mathematics domains and constructs are included in the country’s curriculum, textbooks, teacher guides and national assessment at grade 3 and the last grade of...
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