NAPTOSA Conference
Quality Education
Quo Vadis
Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD)
University of Pretoria - Fa...
Content
1. Introduction;
2. Quality Education;
- How relevant is the QE debate?
- Three Steps approach to QE
- Qu...
Introduction
• Classroom teacher, HoD, Principal of a secondary
school - going on in schools;
• Taught in ‘township’ - 1...
Focus of the Conversation
Teachers
4
2. Quality Education
• Google
- National and provincial
parliament,
- Ministers to MECs of Education,
- Presidents...
2.1 How relevant is the QE
debate?
• 1,2 Mill learners in Gr1 - 0,55 mill
in Matric (only 45%);
• 66% of Matr...
Success rate = 8,1%
•Success-rate of the system = 8,1%
•Of every 12 learners starting Grade
One, only 1 learner attains w...
Different Perspectives
Understanding the situation well
8
Where are we now?
20% (5%)
50%
30%
9
Logistics of Teaching and Learning
Previous Year Current Academic Year
30% 20% ...
QE Conference - 2002
11
Striving towards QE
12
2.2 Three Steps approach to QE
13
2.3 Quality and Equality
• Quality for Whom?
- Raise standards of High Achievers -
Economic Imperatives;
- Raise standar...
2.4 Creating a bridge between
Quality and Equality
3 Essential elements for framework
• Core service must fit the pu...
Inter-related network
16
3. Thinking beyond the Obvious
• We can do it!
• I know so, because I am a living example;
• And so are the majority of yo...
3.1 Quality teachers to Equity
schools
• Quality teachers - those looking at
challenging conditions as opportun...
3.2 Ten Untruths in Education
1. Democratic decision making in schools
create a conducive school tone or culture;
2. Pa...
3.2 Ten Untruths in Education
6. Lack of learning is caused by the ill-discipline of
learners;
7. Our classrooms are o...
4. Conclusion
• Only teachers can turn around this
situation;
• It is about us saying and doing:
- I can make a differen...
1. Attendance (both teachers and learners);
2. Know and understand our teachers;
3. Know and understand our learners;
4. D...
You can’t do
things differently
until you see
things differently.
23
Essence of being a Teacher
24
Thank
You!!
25
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Naptosa Presentation - Quality Education

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  • 1. NAPTOSA Conference Quality Education Quo Vadis Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) University of Pretoria - Faculty of Education 24 July 2009 1
  • 2. Content 1. Introduction; 2. Quality Education; - How relevant is the QE debate? - Three Steps approach to QE - Quality and Equality - Creating a bridge between Quality and Equality 3. Thinking beyond the Obvious - Quality teacher to Equity schools - 10 Untruths in dysfunctional schools 4. Conclusion 2
  • 3. Introduction • Classroom teacher, HoD, Principal of a secondary school - going on in schools; • Taught in ‘township’ - 15 years; • Schooled in Worcester - rural life; • Prov. & Nat. professional development officer - professional needs of teachers; • Senior member of SADTU for 10 years - unionism; • Director of SACE for 7 years - ethics and professional development of the profession; • Part- and full-time lecturer at UWC, Wits & UP - theoretical and practical debate; • Policy making process for 15 years - policy terrain. 3
  • 4. Focus of the Conversation Teachers 4
  • 5. 2. Quality Education • Google - National and provincial parliament, - Ministers to MECs of Education, - Presidents of unions, - Deans of Education Faculties; 5
  • 6. 2.1 How relevant is the QE debate? • 1,2 Mill learners in Gr1 - 0,55 mill in Matric (only 45%); • 66% of Matrics pass examination; • 1/3 leave with certificate worthy of presentation; • Only 10% success-rate. 6
  • 7. Success rate = 8,1% •Success-rate of the system = 8,1% •Of every 12 learners starting Grade One, only 1 learner attains what the system is promising them - data 2005! 7
  • 8. Different Perspectives Understanding the situation well 8
  • 9. Where are we now? 20% (5%) 50% 30% 9
  • 10. Logistics of Teaching and Learning Previous Year Current Academic Year 30% 20% 10% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% School Readiness HFS Assess- Components 30% Teaching 40% 90% Learning 50% ment 10% School Readiness Disrup- LFS Teaching Learning 50% Assessment Components tions 30% 20% 20% 30% 10% School Readiness Learn- Disruptions DFS Learning for Teaching Components 30% 20% 30% ing 10% & Chaos 20% Assessment 20% 10 Time-on-Task
  • 11. QE Conference - 2002 11
  • 12. Striving towards QE 12
  • 13. 2.2 Three Steps approach to QE 13
  • 14. 2.3 Quality and Equality • Quality for Whom? - Raise standards of High Achievers - Economic Imperatives; - Raise standards of Low Achievers - Economic league table; - Raise standards and opportunities for particular groups - girls, rural, etc.; - Raise standards - Transformation 14
  • 15. 2.4 Creating a bridge between Quality and Equality 3 Essential elements for framework • Core service must fit the purpose; • Physical surroundings (context) in which the service is delivered; • Service relationship between those who provide and those who receive (shared plan) 15
  • 16. Inter-related network 16
  • 17. 3. Thinking beyond the Obvious • We can do it! • I know so, because I am a living example; • And so are the majority of you in the audience; • We come from such challenging circumstances; • Trick - to multiply our success 10, 100, 1000, 10 000, 100 000, 1 000 000, … • Two pronged approach!! 17
  • 18. 3.1 Quality teachers to Equity schools • Quality teachers - those looking at challenging conditions as opportunity, not deficit; • Not easy, but need mental strength; • About ‘saving’ one learner at a time; • Learners to achieve at 3 levels; - Socio-economic and Political achievement; - Personal achievement; - Academic achievement Efforts need to be tripled, not equal!! 18
  • 19. 3.2 Ten Untruths in Education 1. Democratic decision making in schools create a conducive school tone or culture; 2. Parent involvement is crucial; 3. OBE approach is resource intensive; 4. Resources (computers and libraries) will make all the difference; 5. The Dept. is not supporting teachers and therefore they are de-motivated; 19
  • 20. 3.2 Ten Untruths in Education 6. Lack of learning is caused by the ill-discipline of learners; 7. Our classrooms are overcrowded - small classes will make the difference; 8. It is difficult to achieve learner success in poverty stricken communities; 9. Learners are not at the level they should be when they get to our schools (no pre- or nursery school; can’t read and write) 10. Teacher development will solve most of our performance problems. 20
  • 21. 4. Conclusion • Only teachers can turn around this situation; • It is about us saying and doing: - I can make a difference; - I will make a difference; - I want to make a difference; Starts with getting the 8 School Readiness Components in place!! 21
  • 22. 1. Attendance (both teachers and learners); 2. Know and understand our teachers; 3. Know and understand our learners; 4. Do proper Annual Planning and implement; 5. Have workable Timetabling and use teachers effectively (not favouritism); 6. Quarterly Teaching Schedules keeping us accountable every day; 7. Supportive Organogram for accountability; 8. Teaching and Learning Support Material for every learner and teacher on first day. 22
  • 23. You can’t do things differently until you see things differently. 23
  • 24. Essence of being a Teacher 24
  • 25. Thank You!! 25