Resources

JET Exchanges 5/2023: The Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme
Author: Mark Forsberg
Published: 2023

The 5th JET Exchanges shares information about the Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme (MLIP) in which JET is a partner, describing the context in which the programme is being implemented before providing details on the programme itself. Foundational mathematics and literacy skills are premier issues in South African classrooms, both for learners as well as educators. South Africa has invested in several reading and mathematics interventions in the past years; however, setbacks like the COVID-19 pandemic rolled back progress that had been made. According to a background report by Spaull for the 2030 Reading Panel, If learning loss estimates are correct and SA does manage to get back onto the prepandemic improvement trajectory, it will still take 86 years from 2023 up to 2108 until all Grade 4 children can read for meaning in SA (Spaull, 2023, 8). Currently, 65% of learners lack the skills needed to progress in language and mathematics (Gauteng Education Development Trust, 2021, 7). Considering the challenging landscape for advancing effective mathematics and literacy interventions, the Grade R MLIP has led efforts toward improving outcomes in these areas for all schools in Gauteng Province offering Grade R from 2022 through 2024.

Keywords: School Improvement, Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme, Early childhood development (ECD), Grade R Maths & Language Improvement, Early Childhood Development, Parental Involvement, Teacher Education, Bulletin
Invitation: Parental Involvement
Author: Reos Partners
Published: 2021

Reos Partners and JET Education Services are embarking on a process to combine their expertise to address systemic challenges in the education sector. Together, they have identified the potential lever of parental (or caregiver involvement)1 in education as an opportunity to significantly improve educational outcomes, particularly in the Foundation Phase of the child’s development.

Keywords: Parental Involvement
PIRLS 2021 SA Preliminary highlights report
Author: PIRLS
Published: 2023

The Progress in International Reading Literacy study 2021 South African Preliminary highlights report

Keywords: Reading, Literacy, PIRLS, Research
Has Quality Assurance become obsolete in the digital era?
Author: James Keevy

As the adoption of technologies like the IoT and other digital tools becomes widespread, the field of QA looks to be more challenged than it was in this new fascinating yet frightening world. Read more on how digital transformation is creating challenges in quality assurance and testing operations and what could be done:

Keywords: IoT, Resources, Quality Assurance, ICT in Education
The Politics of Improving Learning Outcomes in South Africa
Authors: Martin Gustafsson and Nick Taylor
Published: 2022

Political economy and ideology are important determinants of educational development. The authors examine this in the South African context, using an approach which is in part dialogical, while paying special attention to the acquisition of foundational skills in the early grades. South Africa’s apartheid legacy, and the predominance of the upper secondary school-leaving certificate, shaped the policy discourse in ways that often marginalised the question of foundational skills.

JET Annual Meeting 2022 Programme
Author: JET
Published: 2022

Celebrating 30 years of thought leadership and quality services in the education sector in South Africa and on the continent. The JET 2022 Annual Meeting will showcase JET’s unique contribution to education research, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation over the past 30 years. Cheryl Carolus, a one-time JET Board member, will deliver the keynote address. Programme for the 6th October 2022 JET Annual meeting.

PSET CLOUD Digital Governance Advisory Note
Author: PSET CLOUD
Published: 2021

The post-secondary education and training (PSET) sector is complex and involves a diverse range of role-players and stakeholders. JET Education Services and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), have published a Governance Advisory Note.

Keywords: Post School Education and Training
Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training (PSET)
Author: DHET
Published: 2022

The 10th edition of the Department of Higher Education and Training’s (DHET’s) annual Research Bulletin on Post-School Education and Training (PSET)

Keywords: Bulletin, PSET, Post School Education and Training, Training, Parental Involvement
DHET 2019 Research Bulletin 8
Author: DHET

The objective of the Research Bulletin is to promote and share research findings on PSET. The Research Bulletin contains the following kinds of information: abstracts, summaries, and excerpts of completed or current research and evaluations; summaries of event proceedings; summaries of research practice; and statistics on post-school learning. The theme if this year’s Research Bulletin was on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR); as linked to the 2019 DHET Research Colloquium on the 4IR and its implications for PSET.

Keywords: Bulletin
Research Report Theme 4: COVID-19 lockdowns: can they help to govern the pandemic in Africa?
Author: Andrew Paterson
Published: 2020

Education Researchers Respond to The COVID-19 Pandemic. The aim of analysis in this report is to develop a framework that helps to understand how governments have been responding to the COVID-19 attack on human societies. In the wake of the attack, government responses have become referred to as ‘lockdown’ strategies. A means of describing the intention of these lockdown strategies is through identifying what functions governments have been obliged to mobilise to meet the needs emerging from the COVID-19 attack on the health of citizens. The severity of the COVID-19 attack on health and government responses have impacted on almost all facets of the daily lives of citizens: in particular work, education, recreation and freedom of association.

[Resources] Webinar On Education For Sustainable Development (ESD) And Covid-19 In Southern Africa
Author: SADC
Published: 2021

Webinar on education for sustainable development (ESD) and COVID-19 in southern africa. Intersecting perspectives on why water, food, and livelihoods matter in transforming education for sustainable futures took place on the 20th May 2021, 10h00-12h00 SAST. Please download the webinar resources below.

Keywords: COVID-19, food and water, economic crisis, TESF, Sustainable Development Goals, webinar recording
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) to conduct a longitudinal developmental evaluation of the National Digital Ecosystem for Post -School Education and Training Programme.
Author: JET
Published: 2021

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) to conduct a longitudinal developmental evaluation of the National Digital Ecosystem for Post -School Education and Training Programme. JET and the merSETA invite well-experienced independent service providers to submit proposals in line with the Terms of Reference below.

Keywords: Training, Parental Involvement
Researchers in Pursuit Compendium report: South Africa report on COVID-19’s impact on education offers key lessons
Author: The Commonwealth Secretariat
Published: 2021

South Africa report on COVID-19’s impact on education offers key lessons. The Commonwealth Secretariat partnered with JET Education Services on the Commonwealth #ResearchersinPursuit Bootcamp. Findings and recommendations from the study have been published in a compendium report highlighting challenges such as gaps in early childhood development services, and disparities in digital literacy and access to internet and internet-enabled devices, which are key considerations in lockdown learning.

School Curriculum Mapping Report
Author: ACQF
Published: 2022

Mapping curriculum frameworks and practices in Africa: creating baseline evidence (2022)

Keywords: Curriculum Development, Parental Involvement, ACQF
Conversations about teachers: Summary of fourth conversation
Author: Patrick Molokwane
Published: 2023

The Education Sector Committee of the National Committee for UNESCO, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the Library at UJ, and JET Education Services (JET) launched a series of conversations about teachers, involving a variety of stakeholders. The fourth conversation took place on the 17th of May 2023 and looked at 'What does it mean/take to be a good teacher?'

Keywords: Initial teacher education, Teacher Training
JET Exchanges: Access to internet connectivity – the rights of learners in the post-COVID-19 era in Africa
Author: Tadiwanashe Murahwi
Published: 2021

This paper argues that connectivity has become a means for learners to enjoy their right to education, and in the times of COVID-19, has proven to be one of the determinants of learners’ access to education. In light of this, our view is that the right to education should be expanded to include access to connectivity.

Keywords: ICT in Education, Bulletin, JET Exchange
JET Exchanges 3/2021: Parental involvement for school improvement: A South African perspective
Author: Craig Gibbs
Published: 2021

This paper gives a brief introduction and background to parental and caregiver2 involvement in schools, particularly in rural schools in South Africa, through reviewing some of the literature on the subject. It also presents some suggestions on what can be done to improve parental involvement in rural schools. The intention of this paper is to stimulate discussion on this important aspect of school improvement.

Keywords: School Improvement, Bulletin, JET Exchange, Parental Involvement
PSET SCENARIOS 2021-2030
Author: PSET
Published: 2021

Reos Partners, in partnership with JET Education Services and the  Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), have published a guide on scenarios to align skills supply and demand through interoperable data platforms. The four scenarios offer alternative possible trajectories into the future as a provocation, inviting you to expand your ideas about how the current situation might evolve. We hope that doing so will help you discern what you may need to anticipate.

Keywords: PSET Cloud, Post School Education and Training
Exploring a Work-Based Values Approach in South African TVET Colleges to Improve Employability of Youth: Literature review
Author: Paterson, A
Published: 2017

A literature review in which we consider an opportunity for systemic change from a perspective that, in our view, is largely under researched in South Africa as well as internationally: that of student, lecturer and employer values, specifically values related to working and workplaces.

Keywords: TVET Resources, ICT in Education, Workplace values, TVET colleges, Literature Review
Kakuma field report
Author: Kelly Shiohira
Published: 2022

Education Interventions in Kakuma Refugee Camp: A place for modern technology? Field Report:

ToR knowledge management repository
Author: JET
Published: 2021

JET Education Services (JET), in collaboration with the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), has initiated a programme (PSET CLOUD) that seeks to address the development of an integrated national digital ecosystem that is interoperable and can be used for effective skills planning and provisioning.

Learning and building back better
Author: Maureen
Published: 2021

Learning and ‘Building Back Better’: An Early Research Response to the Impact of COVID-19 on South Africa’s Education System. by James Keevy, Zaahedah Vally, Andrew Paterson, Milisa Janda and Amina Osman

Save the Children South Africa: Levers of Change report
Author: ZAHRAA MCDONALD, NOXOLO XABA, PATRICK MOLOKWANE, RACHEL NEVILLE, NKHENSANI BALOYI AND TARRYN DE KOCK
Published: 2023

Bridging the Gap: Levers of Change scoping report. Breadth of skills and teacher development

Keywords: save the children south africa, stcsa, scsa
mzansi.citizensdatamatter
Author: PSET CLOUD
Published: 2022

Reclaiming self-sovereignty for all South African citizens’ data by 2030 This paper consists of eight vignettes, followed by a concluding section. Each vignette has been contributed independently and they do not necessarily link to each other in a logical sequence. Four key questions do however run across the contributions: - How can the South African education and training system be reset in a way that allows it to leapfrog many of its contemporaries? - How can the key ideals of open, fair, and self-sovereignty be realised? - What developments are already in place that can be strengthened and combined? - What new governance models exist, and how can they be realised in the South African context? As authors we invite robust engagements with our contributions and trust that this paper will provide an important anchor point for discussions addressing unemployment in South Africa through the development of digital platforms. We strongly advocate that these discussions are underpinned by an awareness of and respect for individual data privacy rights, enhanced interoperability across data systems, and new thinking on the recognition of learning through digital credentialing.

Keywords: Post School Education and Training, PSET CLOUD
Feedback on the COVID-19 Education Consultative Gathering
Author: NECT

On 22 April 2020, a virtual meeting involving over 80 individuals gathered to hear first-hand from the Department of Basic Education the plans being put in place to support learners and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

New Publication: Widening Access to Higher Education
Author: James Keevy
Published: 2022

'Widening Access to Higher Education' has now published, our CEO James Keevy has co-authored a chapter titled: Credit and recognition in a more interoperable global context: Implications for data privacy, certification and the recognition of prior learning

Keywords: ICT in Education
New Philanthropy and the Disruption of Global Education
Author: NORRAG

The fourth edition of NORRAG Special Issue (NSI), published in April 2020, is entitled “New Philanthropy and the Disruption of Global Education.” NSI 04 aims to analyse the disruptive nature of “new philanthropy” and its role in the changing landscape of global education and development. Dr Rooksana Rajab contributed to the NSI 04 publication consisting of 31 articles which aim to highlight global and national experiences, as well as diverse perspectives on the role and function of new philanthropy in education. It seeks to expand the debate and foster dialogue, bridge the gap between theory and practice, as well as stimulate new research, advocacy and policy innovation in international education development.

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Author: Karel
Published: 2023
All you need to know about ADHD
Author: Roelien Herholdt
Published: 2022

Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a pattern of behaviour in which a child shows levels of inattention, impulsivity or hyperactivity that are higher than in other children of the same age, setting and culture.

Keywords: ECD Materials
"Blended beyond borders” a report on the use of technology in schools in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa
Author: Julia Freeland Fisher
Published: 2021

In order to establish whether the integration of technology and the resulting "blended learning" approach is, in fact, resulting in instructional model change, the Clayton Christensen Institute undertook a survey study among a small sample of schools in Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa. The findings have been released in a report, “Blended beyond borders”.

Keywords: Case Study, connectivity, blended learning, technology, Brazil, Malaysia, online learning, ICT in Education, Parental Involvement, South Africa
Freedom Day 2020: Build Education Back Better
Author: Maureen

Inequality remains pervasive in the South African education system. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only shown the fault lines, but is deepening them at an alarming rate, and in a manner that may take many more years to undo. In this contribution, based on findings fro our Researchers Bootcamp, we talk to the need to provide basic rights, as set out in the Freedom Charter, such as health, safety and nutrition, while we cast the net wider to consider aspects of data privacy, online learning and governance.

JET Bulletin May 2018: Standardised learner assessments in ‘affordable’ independent schools – perspectives from research and practice
Author: JET Education Services

JET Education Services (JET), in collaboration with four school operators and Old Mutual Alternative Investments’ Schools Fund, has been involved in the assessment of educational quality in affordable independent schools using standardised assessments. This work has led to a more developmental use of assessment, with some school operators using detailed analysis of the assessment data to inform their teaching practices.

Keywords: Bulletin, Low-fee schools, Assessment, Parental Involvement, Affordable independent schools
Bulletin August 2015
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2015

Bulletin on the Colleges Improvement Project

Keywords: Bulletin
Bulletin December 2018
Author: JET Education Services

Focus on school food gardens

Keywords: Food gardens, Bulletin, Jala Peo
Bulletin February 2015
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2015

Bulletin on the theme of teacher education and professionalisation.

Keywords: Bulletin
Conversations about teachers: Summary of second conversation
Author: Patrick Molokwane
Published: 2022

What type of pre-service teacher education do we need in South Africa and why? (04 Aug 2022). The Education Sector Committee of the National Committee for UNESCO, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the Library at UJ, and JET Education Services (JET) launched a series of conversations about teachers, involving a variety of stakeholders.

Keywords: Conversation about teachers
Conversations about teachers: Summary of third conversation
Author: Patrick Molokwane
Published: 2023

What type of development and support do teachers need across their lifespan as teachers? (01 Nov 2022) The Education Sector Committee of the National Committee for UNESCO, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the Library at UJ, and JET Education Services (JET) launched a series of conversations about teachers, involving a variety of stakeholders.

Keywords: Conversation about teachers, webinar write up
Equity, Efficiency and the Development of South African Schools
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2007

Taylor N. (2007). Also published as Chapter 29 IN: International Handbook of School Effectiveness and Improvement . Springer International Handbooks of Education , Vol. 17. Townsend, Tony (Ed.). Dordrecht: Springer.

Keywords: Parental Involvement, Research
TICZA Annual Report 2023
Author: TICZA
Published: 2024

Teacher Internship Collaboration South Africa's (TICZA) Annual Report, December 2023

Keywords: TICZA
Comparative Skills Profiling Surveys and Assessment of Skills Recognition Opportunities Facilitating Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ Access to the Labour Market in South Africa and Zambia
Author: Zukiswa
Published: 2023

This report forms part of the consultancy Comparative skills profiling surveys and assessment of skills recognition opportunities facilitating refugees and asylum seekers’ access to the labour market in South Africa and Zambia. JET Education Services was commissioned by the ILO and the UNHCR to undertake this consultancy, which forms part of the Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) project. The SAMM Project is funded by the EU and implemented by the ILO, the IOM, the UNODC and the UNHCR. Its overall objective is to improve migration management in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region and to contribute to achieving the 2030 Development Agenda1

Using co-creation to address monitoring and evaluation challenges: The experience of South Africa’s evaluation hackathon
Author: Eleanor Hazell
Published: 2024

In 2021, the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association facilitated an evaluation hackathon that engaged diverse stakeholders in co-creation processes to develop practical solutions to address complex problems facing the monitoring and evaluation sector. The event catalysed broad-based ownership and enabled the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association to coordinate the creative energy, commitment and resources of its members, government and other partners to achieve outcomes that would not be possible to achieve otherwise. The article analyses the co-creation approach adopted for the hackathon across four phases, namely initiation, process design/planning, co-design and development and application/follow-up. A retrospective analysis of the process and results identified eight key elements that enabled or impeded the successful completion of hackathon outputs and their conversion into useful products. These elements are facilitative leadership, purposive stakeholder selection, a well-delimited task, preparation, process facilitation, a valued product, voluntary contributions and further capacity. The lessons learnt provide useful insight for future efforts to generate localised, contextualised responses to evaluation problems.

Keywords: Research paper, Journal
TVET delivery: providing innovative solutions
Author: Keevy, J., Shiohira, K., MAtlala, R., & Molokwane, P.
Published: 2021

by James Keevy, KellyShiohira, Raymond Matlala and Patrick Molokwane. Volume 3 of 'New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET'

Towards the professionalisation of TVET lecturers
Author: Jane Hofmeyr and Zaahedah Vally
Published: 2022

This report on the professionalisation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) lecturers is the result of research undertaken by JET Education Services (JET) in 2021 and 2022 as part of a five-year TVET programme. In 2019, JET was appointed as part of a consortium of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) involved in the five-year TVET programme commissioned by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the National Skills Fund (NSF).

Understanding the impact of artificial intelligence on skills development
Author: Kelly Shiohira
Published: 2021

Artificial intelligence has produced new teaching and learning solutions that are now undergoing testing in different contexts. In addition to its impact on the education sector, AI is substantially altering labour markets, industrial services, agriculture processes, value chains and the organization of workplaces in particular. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) contributes to sustainable development by fostering employment, decent work and lifelong learning. However, the effectiveness of a TVET system depends on its links and relevance to the labour market. As one of the major drivers of change, there is a need to better understand the impact of AI on labour markets, and consequently on TVET systems. In certain middle- and higher-income societies, artificial intelligence is already deeply immersed in legislation and governance, policy, state expenditure, the private sector and national economies. In these cases, TVET institutions are presiding over the ‘hollowing out’ of intermediate level skills and the direct integration of AI into education and training. Contrastingly, many TVET institutions have yet to form meaningful or robust responses to technological shifts. Regardless of context, all TVET institutions should develop an understanding of the current and future importance of AI and begin to incorporate its use into their planning. Forward thinking and, where possible, pre-emptive action, will put TVET institutions and their graduates in a position to thrive in the era of AI and contribute positively to economic, social, and individual development.

Unlocking the Power of Data
Author: Rooksana Rajab
Published: 2020

A review of the state of readiness of the post-school education and training sector in South Africa for enhanced data interoperability.

Keywords: Post School Education and Training, PSET CLOUD
Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme Partners
Authors: Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme
Published: 2021

Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme Partners

Keywords: Early Childhood Development, Grade R, Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme, Grade R Maths & Language Improvement
UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Artificial Intelligence in education and training
Author: Kelly Shiohira

A considerable amount of attention has been placed on Artificial Intelligence, its impact on innovations in various sectors, and its implications for the transformation of the workforce and the labour market. Many of the professions that will most likely be affected by labour market transformations brought about by AI are linked with technical and vocational education and training. These changes mean that institutions must offer a changing set of skills – including digital and transversal skills – to students in order to ensure students’ continued employability. An education system which is responsive to labour market demands will incorporate AI both in its own systems and in the education and training provided to students. This report captures the outcomes of the virtual conference on the future of TVET teaching and learning that took place from 11 to 15 November 2019.

Keywords: Training
Visual perception worksheet vol 2
Author: Roelien Herholdt
Published: 2023

The visual perception worksheet vol 2 booklet is more difficult than the vol 1 visual perception worksheets.

Keywords: vision and visual perception resources, worksheets, Early Childhood Development
Skills recognition mechanisms for selected occupational profiles of migrant workers in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa
Authors: Andrew Paterson, Zahraa McDonald, Amarech Mekonnen, Hazel Mugo, Zaahedah Vally, Noxolo Xaba and James Keevy
Published: 2023

The ILO Country Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan, and for the Special Representative to the AU and the ECA, through its “Better Regional Migration Management” project financed by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) carried out a feasibility study on skills recognition mechanisms for selected occupational profiles, namely, domestic work and welding. The analysis of the study focused on different economic contexts and labour migration governance mechanisms, namely the intra-regional migration corridor: Ethiopia-South Africa, and the free mobility within a regional economic community (IGAD), with emphasis on the Ethiopia-Kenya migration corridor.

Policy Insights: Models of Philanthropy in Education
Author: NORRAG
Published: 2024

Unveiling diverse approaches and perspectives on Philanthropy in Education with a new Policy Insights publication: M𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗘𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 which encapsulates critical research findings from 39 experts from around the globe who participated in NORRAG’s Philanthropy in Education symposium series. James Keevy, JET CEO contributed a paper titled: Philanthropy in education in Africa: a space for learning and new forms of collaboration

Keywords: Policy, Post School Education and Training, Training
Service Delivery Research Project: Office of the Presidency: The School Sector
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2011

Report by Nick Taylor, Thabo Mabogoane and Binaben Akoobhai on a research study commissioned by the Office of the Presidency and funded by GTZ. The purpose of the research was to investigate the link between school level learning and institutional practice. The study focused on school level practices in high schools, and measured learning outcomes by school mean performance on the annual national Senior Certificate examinations.

Keywords: Parental Involvement, Research
SONA 2020: Education Highlights
Author: JET

JET Education Services summarises some key points from President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2020, Parliament South Africa.

Teacher Quality: The Preparation, and Utilization of Teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Nick Taylor
Published: 2022

This book chapter outlines the preparation and utilization of teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa. It occurs against the background of two related developments in schooling. First, regarding progress toward universal primary schooling, the United Nations has reported that the net enrolment rate in the developing regions of the world had reached 91% in 2015. In parallel with the expansion of access, there is a general disappointment in learning attainment. The argument that follows starts from the position that in order to optimize teacher capacity – a key determinant of school performance – the entire life cycle of the teacher should be considered, and the specificities of key nodes in the cycle elucidated in order to customize appropriate policies for each domain.

Research Infographic Theme 1: Education at Home
Author: Nick Taylor
Published: 2020

Researchers Bootcamp Theme 1: To study the home educational experiences of families during the lockdown in South Africa precipitated by the onset of COVID-19.

Research Report Theme 1: Education at Home
Author: Nick Taylor
Published: 2020

Education Researchers Respond to The COVID-19 Pandemic The main purpose of Theme 1 was to study the home educational experiences of families during the lockdown in South Africa precipitated by the onset of COVID-19. A subsidiary purpose was to provide young researchers with experience in conducting a qualitative investigation and to develop their skills in the relevant techniques.

Researchers Challenge: Theme 1 Infographic
Author: SADC
Published: 2021

Education for Sustainable Development and COVID-19 in Southern Africa. Intersecting perspectives on why water, food and livelihoods matter in transforming education for sustainable futures.

Theme 10 Research Report: Lessons on How Countries Manage Schooling During and After Disasters
Author: Deva Govender

The study involves a review of literature on how education systems were managed during and after a disaster. Four cases were examined: natural disasters (tsunami and earthquake) in Indonesia and Haiti; civil conflicts in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Libya and the Vuwani district in Limpopo, South Africa; a health pandemic (Ebola) in West Africa; and the COVID-19 education response globally and in South Africa. All four cases offer valuable insights and lessons for the education sector in South Africa when it comes to strategy, policy, planning and programming of responses for education continuity, preparation to exit the lockdown and for curriculum recovery.

Keywords: Parental Involvement
Research Report Theme 11: Building Back Better- Teacher choices in action: An enriching supplementary module for ‘Teaching Practice’ in 2020 and beyond
Author: Prof Lee Rusznyak
Published: 2020

A group of teacher educators, drawn from a range of HEIs, have formulated a practice-focused module that can be used towards a partial fulfilment of Teaching Practice requirements. The module, called “Teacher Choices in Action” draws attention to an essential but often ignored dimension of student learning during their school-based placements. The module presents to students sets of choices that teachers need to make in every lesson they design and teach. These choices revolve around how teachers conceptualise and work with knowledge, how teachers work inclusively with learners and how teachers support learner engagement with the content.

Keywords: TCiA
Theme 2 Research Report: A comparative study on the response of NPOs in education to the COVID-19 pandemic
Author: Rooksana Rajab
Published: 2020

Education Researchers Respond to The COVID-19 Pandemic. The main purpose of the research was to investigate how NPOs in education, as a valuable stakeholder group in the education ecosystem, were responding to the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, with an emphasis on those operating in South Africa. A secondary purpose was to make recommendations for long term changes essential for the future sustainability of NPOs.

Research Infographic Theme 3: The role of culture in alleviating the spread of COVID-19
Author: Zaahedah Vally

As part of this research, we are interested in understanding the following: What role has culture played in affecting responses to the crisis by both governments and the governed? How have cultural practices been adapted in response to the spread of the pandemic? What means and avenues were leveraged to initiate social responses?

Research Report Theme 3: The role of culture in alleviating the spread of COVID-19
Author: Zaahedah Vally

In the context of this research, culture is defined as the way of life, including the customs, beliefs, and traditions, of a particular group of people at a particular time. Culture also encompasses religion, food, art, fashion, language, patterns of work and leisure and social habits all learned through socialisation. Importantly, the education system in a country is representative of the prevailing culture in a specific context and entrenches a certain culture within society. Education systems are one of the crucial venues through which individuals engage society, and schools form avenues for cultural engagement as community institutions. Given the interconnected world that we live in, culture is a fluid concept that changes as our interactions progress.

Theme 5 Research Report: Unlocking the Lockdown mindset and its untapped possibilities
Author: Milisa Janda

Education Researchers Respond to The COVID-19 Pandemic. This document reports the findings of (1) a desktop review on Grade R–12 and early childhood development (ECD) teaching and learning resources available for teachers, learners and parents; and (2) an online survey researching levels of access and engagement of teachers, learners and parents. This review forms part of a larger research project which aims to contribute meaningfully to finding solutions to the pressures being placed on education systems, by investigating the best mega-, meta- and microlevel education strategies that can be used during times of crisis.

Theme 6 Research Report: Ameliorating the Impact of Fake News on High School Learners during COVID-19
Author: Tshepo Motsepe
Published: 2021

Education Researchers Respond to The COVID-19 Pandemic. The primary purpose of Theme 6 (Fake news impacting school-age children [or targeting school-age children]: impacts on behaviour, risk, anxiety, and how to ameliorate) was to investigate high school learners’ awareness of fake or false news during the COVID-19 lockdown period in South Africa. A secondary purpose was to examine the types of fake news that exist and how each of these variously impacts on society. We also look at the skills needed in order to distinguish false news from real news. This document is a work in progress, and we hope that other contributions and further research will be undertaken in this field.

Keywords: Parental Involvement
Research Report Theme 8: Governance & Management in Higher Education
Author: Naziema Jappie
Published: 2020

Education Researchers Respond to The COVID-19 Pandemic. The main purpose of this research project is to allow praxis to inform policy by outlining the courses of action that institutions are implementing in South Africa. While it is understood that the reality of each institution is unique, it is hoped that this project will highlight issues of governance and management during these times as we all continue to learn while the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

TICZA Annual Report 2022
Author: TICZA
Published: 2022

Teacher Internship Collaboration South Africa's (TICZA) Annual Report, December 2021

Keywords: TICZA
TICZA Stakeholder map
Author: TICZA
Published: 2022

The Teacher Internship Collaboration South Africa (TICZA) stakeholder map

Keywords: TICZA
TICZA Theory of Change
Author: TICZA
Published: 2022

The Teacher Internship Collaboration South Africa (TICZA) Theory of Change (TOC)

Keywords: TICZA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) to conduct a longitudinal developmental evaluation of the National Digital Ecosystem for Post -School Education and Training Programme.
Author: PSET
Published: 2021

JET Education Services (JET) and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), have initiated a collaborative programme titled Post School Education and Training Collaboration and Learning Opportunities and Utilisation of Data (PSET CLOUD).

Keywords: Training, Parental Involvement
Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2020
Author: Trialogue
Published: 2021

The Trialogue Business in Society Handbook 2020 (23rd edition) looks at the effect of the pandemic and examines what the private sector and civil society are doing to augment the public sector’s response.

Towards a performance management framework for TVET lecturers in South Africa
Authors: Andrew Paterson, Zaahedah Vally, Lungelo Mthembu-Salter, Nick Matlin, Patrick Molokwane, James Keevy
Published: 2024

This research is focused on enhancing the relationship between performance appraisal (PA) and continuing professional development (CPD) within the wider performance management of South African technical and vocational education and training (TVET) lecturers. It aims to address the country’s challenges in job creation and skills development by contributing to a well-aligned performance management and CPD system. Emphasising the importance of TVET lecturers in national human resource development (HRD), the research underscores the critical role of lecturers in shaping skilled graduates, thus contributing to economic growth, and advocates for a fair accountability process through PA in TVET colleges’ performance management systems.

Keywords: TVET, Post School Education and Training
TICZA Implementation Compendium Issue 1 2024
Author: Zahraa McDonald
Published: 2024

TICZA (the Teacher Internship Collaboration South Africa) is a collective impact project designed to support mutually-reinforcing activities among discrete actors in the education sector related to initial teacher education. Collective impact as a concept is designed to address complex problems through the collaborative efforts of multiple stakeholders. In a collective impact project, emphasis is on alignment and partnership between government, private and third sector organisations that work towards shared goals and measure the same things. In order to ensure that shared goals are mutually understood and consistently measured, reaching consensus on terminology is an essential starting point. Given the complex and dynamic nature of teacher education, it should not be surprising that terminology may need to be adapted. Critically, though, all stakeholders in the collective impact project ought to be abreast of policy terminology. Moreover, where contestation arises amongst stakeholders in the collective impact project regarding concepts, existing policy should be deferred to and aligned with.

Keywords: TICZA, Compendium
DHET PSET Research Repository
Author: DHET
Published: 2024

The Department of Higher Education and Training (the Department) and its entities undertake research to better understand their various sub-sectors, and identify challenges and opportunities in an effort to guide resource allocations.

Keywords: Post School Education and Training
Creating Effective Schools
Author: Taylor, N., van der Berg, S. and Mabogoane, T., eds.
Published: 2013

This book is the culmination of six years of work on the National School Effectiveness Study, a longitudinal research project that collected and analysed relevant school and home background data from 300 primary schools selected from all provinces except Gauteng.

Keywords: Books, Parental Involvement, School effectiveness
DHET COS Evaluation - Workshop Final
Author: COS
Published: 2021

Presented by Zulaika Brey from Trialogue at the Midterm Evaluation of the Centres of Specialisation (COS) Programme workshop, 15 October 2021

The PSET CLOUD DigiTrans 2022 conference report
Author: PSET CLOUD
Published: 2022

The PSET CLOUD Digitrans 2022 Conference Report brought to you by the merSETA and its project partner, JET Education Services.

Keywords: Post School Education and Training, PSET CLOUD
Employability and Learning Pathways in the Green Economy
Author: JET Education Services

In separate initiatives to test new models for increasing employability and skills in the Green Economy, the J.P. Morgan Foundation, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, along with, the Nedbank Foundation, National Business Initiative (NBI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Institute of Plumbing South Africa, undertook interventions to leverage employment opportunities for young people and labour market mobility for those who were already working. This paper presents lessons from three of those interventions that can contribute towards developing a framework for entry and mobility within the Green Economy. Two of these programmes targeted unemployed youth, and one targeted employees in the plumbing sector, who did not have a formal sector-specific qualification. All three programmes used a combination of knowledge training and practical learning, with two of them offering a workplace learning component. Of the three programmes, the one without the workplace learning component showed the least desirable outcomes, with only 5 out of 25 being employed, according to a tracer study 6 months after the programme ended. Skills programmes that have a workplace learning component optimise the candidates readiness, and also the match between the candidates capacity, and occupational roles. It creates the opportunity for the industry itself to identify what skills are in demand. This kind of responsive and demand-driven training can enhance employability and entry into the labour market.

Keywords: Green skills, Youth employability, ICT in Education
Epistemological Transformation: Implications for Educational Research and Practice
Author: Reed, Y
Published: 2015

Keynote address delivered at Rhodes University PhD Symposium, July 2015 by Yvonne Reed, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand. Presents an overview of findings from several research studies, including the Initial Teacher Education Research Project (ITERP).

Keywords: Project resources, Initial Teacher Education Research Project (ITERP)
Examining Successful Numeracy Programs: Evaluating learner mathematics outcomes in an RCT in South Africa
Authors: Ingrid Sapire, Roelien Herholdt
Published: 2023

Presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Washington on February 21, 2023. The Marko-D test is based on an empirically validated model of children’s progressive understanding of numerical concepts. The model was developed in Germany, based on theoretical suppositions and empirical data (Fritz, Ehlert & Leutner, 2018).In the model, the number concept is viewed as a requirement for the construction of arithmetical skills. These concepts gradually build upon each other, creating a continuum (or a pathway of learning progression) of increasing complexity (Henning, Ehlert, Balzer, Ragpot, Herholdt, & Fritz, 2019). This is in line with the South African school curriculum for the foundation phase (elementary school) which requires the development of basic number concepts. The Marko-D is a story-based, individually administered oral test, which provides diagnostic information regarding the child's number concept development (Herholdt, 2017), which in turn can be used to inform re-teaching, interventions and remediation. In 2022 JET, in collaboration with Bala Wande set out to expand the existing South African version of the Marko-D from the four language versions (English, Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sesotho) validated by the University of Johannesburg and published in 2019 (Henning, Ehlert, Balzer, Ragpot, Herholdt, & Fritz, 2019) include a Sepedi version. A second round of piloting was completed in the third term of 2022 in a sample of in excess of 1800 grade 1 learners. A Rasch analysis was carried out and the results were reported at the CIES conference in Washington DC on 21 February 2023 by Dr Ingrid Sapire who is the Head of Maths at Funda Wande, based at WITS University. A final pilot of the Sepedi version is planned for 2023 as well as expanding the validation process to include concurrent validation with the Hybrid EGMA used in the Bala Wande initiative.

Impact Evaluation of Injini - Africa's EdTech Incubator Programme
Author: Monica Mawoyo
Published: 2020

Injini commissioned JET Education Services to conduct an external evaluation of the Injini Africa’s EdTech Incubator programme. The goal of Injini is to improve education outcomes across Africa through supporting EdTech entrepreneurs with solutions that are evidenced-based, effective and scalable, and can address challenges of access and quality. This report presents the results of the external evaluation of Injini Africa’s EdTech Incubator programme, which was conducted from January to March 2019.

Keywords: Monitoring and evaluation (M&amp, E), injini, evaluation
All you need to know about Fine Motor Development
Author: Roelien Herholdt
Published: 2023

The latest installment in the "All you need to know" series is the Fine motor development booklet which underlies and is correlated to many everyday and academic skills.

Keywords: fine motor development, ECD Materials, all you need to know series
Global Trends 2040
Author: The National Intelligence Council
Published: 2021

Welcome to the 7th edition of the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report. Published every four years since 1997, Global Trends assesses the key trends and uncertainties that will shape the strategic environment during the next two decades.

Improving Grade R mathematics teaching in South Africa: Evidence from an impact evaluation of a province-wide intervention
Author: admin

We present the impact on learner outcomes of a province-wide Grade R mathematics intervention (termed RMaths) in relation to theoretical frameworks established from a meta-evaluation of evaluations of education interventions in South Africa and a review of other meta-evaluation and synthesis studies. We compare the changes in Mathematics performance from baseline to end line, of learners in the intervention group (taught by R-Maths-trained teachers/practitioners) to the comparison group (learners in schools in the same districts, but whose teachers/practitioners had not yet received the R-Maths intervention). The intervention group performed 2.9 percentage points better than the comparison group over the whole Marko-D test of mathematical competencies, with a small effect size. The greatest effects on performance were from language of learning and teaching, and district. The R-Maths case indicates that a modified cascade model which includes some elements of Fleisch’s “educational triple cocktail” (structured learning materials, teacher training, and support) may be successful by working with, and through, department of education structures. Whether the effects are retained over time and if these effects can be replicated in different contexts is not yet known.

JET Exchanges: How can PISA for Schools be of use to South Africa?
Author: Nick Taylor
Published: 2021

On 5 November 2020, JET Education Services (JET) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) co-hosted a seminar to explore the potential which the PISA for Schools project (OECD, 2020a) may hold for South Africa. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a programme of the OECD, is an internationally-benchmarked assessment which measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges. While PISA allows countries to measure the performance of a representative sample of schools against objective benchmarks and against those of other participating countries, PISA for Schools (PFS) enables individual schools to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their students in these subjects.

Keywords: Bulletin, JET Exchange, Parental Involvement
ILO New Research reports on Apprenticeship
Author: ILO
Published: 2023

International Labour Organization (ILO) has releases new research reports on Apprenticeships under the Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) project

Keywords: ILO, ilo
Improving Grade R mathematics teaching in South Africa: Evidence from an impact evaluation of a province-wide intervention
Author: Eleanor Hazell
Published: 2019

Congratulations to Eleanor Hazell (JET Education), Garth Spencer-Smith (Kelello) and Nicky Roberts (Centre for Education Practice Research) on the publication of their article: Improving Grade R mathematics teaching in South Africa: Evidence from an impact evaluation of a province-wide intervention in the SAERA 2018 Conference Special Edition of the Journal of Education.

Keywords: Grade R, news, Early Childhood Development, Monitoring and evaluation (M&amp, Mathematics, E), evaluation, Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme
Who is out of school? Evidence from the Statistics South Africa Community Survey.
Author: Fleisch, B
Published: 2012

Fleisch B, Shindler J, Perry H. (2012). Who is out of school? Evidence from the Statistics South Africa Community Survey. International Journal of Educational Development 32 (2012) 529–536. (An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 10th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, 15–17 September 2009, New College, Oxford. Funding for the research project was provided by the National Research Foundation and CREATE, University of Sussex. The authors are exclusively responsible for the research presented in this paper).

Keywords: Parental Involvement, Research
Interoperable Data Ecosystems
Author: Shiohira, K
Published: 2019
Keywords: PSET Cloud, Interoperable data systems, data ecosystems, Post School Education and Training
Jala Peo "Plant a Seed" Newsletter: Issue 6 Term 1, 2021
Author: Jala Peo
Published: 2021

The Jala Peo (“Plant the Seed”) Initiative is a vehicle for the promotion of nutrition education and school food and nutrition gardens active in 67 schools across three Provinces: the Free State, Limpopo and the Western Cape. The Initiative seeks to make sure every school has a thriving school food and nutrition garden and that all learners in South Africa understand how to produce and consume nutritious food. To do this, the Initiative has created Forums – multistakeholder partnerships of government departments, private sector, academia and NGOs to increase and direct investment and resources towards more effective agriculture and nutrition education.

Keywords: Jala Peo, Newsletter
Jala Peo "Plant a Seed" Newsletter: Issue 3 Term 1 2020
Author: Jala Peo
Published: 2020

The Jala Peo (“Plant the Seed”) Initiative is a vehicle for the promotion of nutrition education and school food and nutrition gardens active in 67 schools across three Provinces: the Free State, Limpopo and the Western Cape. The Initiative seeks to make sure every school has a thriving school food and nutrition garden and that all learners in South Africa understand how to produce and consume nutritious food. To do this, the Initiative has created Forums – multistakeholder partnerships of government departments, private sector, academia and NGOs to increase and direct investment and resources towards more effective agriculture and nutrition education.

Keywords: Jala Peo, Newsletter
Jala Peo "Plant a Seed" Newsletter: Issue 4 Term 3 2020
Author: Jala Peo
Published: 2020

The Jala Peo (“Plant the Seed”) Initiative is a vehicle for the promotion of nutrition education and school food and nutrition gardens active in 67 schools across three Provinces: the Free State, Limpopo and the Western Cape. The Initiative seeks to make sure every school has a thriving school food and nutrition garden and that all learners in South Africa understand how to produce and consume nutritious food. To do this, the Initiative has created Forums – multistakeholder partnerships of government departments, private sector, academia and NGOs to increase and direct investment and resources towards more effective agriculture and nutrition education.

Keywords: Jala Peo, Newsletter
Jala Peo "Plant a Seed" Newsletter: Issue 2 Term 4 2019
Author: Jala Peo
Published: 2019

The Jala Peo (“Plant the Seed”) Initiative is a vehicle for the promotion of nutrition education and school food and nutrition gardens active in 67 schools across three Provinces: the Free State, Limpopo and the Western Cape. Your school food and nutrition garden is a living thing. And just like you and me, it needs to be nurtured for it to grow. It needs to be planned for.

Keywords: Jala Peo, Newsletter
Jala Peo "Plant a Seed" Newsletter: Issue 1 Term 3 2019
Author: Jala Peo
Published: 2019

The Jala Peo (“Plant the Seed”) Initiative is a vehicle for the promotion of nutrition education and school food and nutrition gardens active in 67 schools across three Provinces: the Free State, Limpopo and the Western Cape. The Initiative seeks to make sure every school has a thriving school food and nutrition garden and that all learners in South Africa understand how to produce and consume nutritious food. To do this, the Initiative has created Forums – multistakeholder partnerships of government departments, private sector, academia and NGOs to increase and direct investment and resources towards more effective agriculture and nutrition education.

Keywords: Jala Peo, Newsletter
Bulletin March 2020
Author: Maureen

Capacity of government and communities to save lives: The role of education systems in responding to COVID-19 and other threats

Keywords: Bulletin, COVID-19
American community colleges: a study trip report
Author: Garza, E
Published: 2015

This contribution draws on a study visit to a number of American Community Colleges in the US in September 2014 as part of JET’s aim to contribute to the national and international debate on skills development and youth unemployment.

Keywords: TVET Resources
Enhancing TVET through digital transformation in developing countries
Author: This document was written by Alan Amory, Deborah Hunt, Tanya Kapoor, and our JET staff: James Keevy, Patrick Molokwane, Lungelo Mthembu-Salter, Andrew Paterson, Carla Pereira and Kelly Shiohira, with support from Mark Forsberg (Peace Corps). Danilo Leite Dalmon and Hiromichi Katayama (UNESCO) provided direction and supervision throughout the production of this report.
Published: 2023

Digital transformation is a complex process that with varying impacts across economic sectors. In the education and training sector, digital transformation in TVET can involve TVET operational systems (administration, finance, human resources, building infrastructure and maintenance, student registration, etc.); classroom delivery (learning management, instructional delivery methods, etc.); and the actual knowledge and skill component of the curriculum, for example by integrating productivity software such as word processors or spreadsheets into students’ learning outcomes. The integration of digital skills in the TVET curriculum allows learners to acquire the changing skills and knowledge (tacit and explicit) required to function in a digitalizing society, economy and labour market. Digital transformation in TVET is also transforming the dominant modalities of traditional face-to-face learning and teaching to involve multiple configurations of actors (learners, teachers and technologies/apps) in space and time (when, where, who, how). This means that digital transformation in TVET offers opportunities for teachers to reconsider their pedagogical assumptions, behaviours and relationships with students.

Keywords: TVET, UNESCO, Digital Transformation
National Plan for Post-School Education and Training (NPPSET)
Author: DHET
Published: 2023

The National Plan for Post-School Education and Training (NPPSET) 2021–2030 has been released. The NPPSET sets out a roadmap for implementing the policy vision of the White Paper for Post-School education and Training. The NPPSET sets out key system goals, objectives, outcomes and strategies aimed at achieving an integrated, coordinated, expanded, responsive, cooperative, quality, efficient, successful and articulated post-school education and training (PSET) system over the period 2021/2022 to 2029/2030.

Keywords: DHET, Post School Education, Post School Education and Training, Training, Parental Involvement, NPPSET
Trialogue CSI forum on teacher development
Author: Nick Taylor

Trialogue recently hosted a CSI forum which explored some of the ways to support teacher development. Attached, please find presentation from Dr. Nick Taylor representing JET Education titled Priorities for teacher development - What can corporate donors do? Trialogue publications, including the current edition of the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook, are available for complimentary download from ther website: https://trialogue.co.za/publications/

Bulletin No.11 June 2004
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2004

Focus on Workforce Development

Keywords: Workforce Development, Bulletin
Bulletin No.13 July 2005
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2005

Focus on Linking Learning to the World of Work

Keywords: Bulletin
Bulletin No.19 April 2008
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2008

Focus on Whole school development and report on the Conference, “What works in School Development?”

Keywords: Bulletin
Bulletin No.06 June 1997
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 1997

New Partnership Projects in Progress

Keywords: Bulletin
Bulletin No.08 July 1998
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 1998

Higher Education, Job Creation & Workforce Development

Keywords: Bulletin
The Zenex Approach to School Development
Author: Campbell, G
Published: 2008
Keywords: JET Education Services conferences, What Works in School Development, Parental Involvement, Conference presentations
Changes in Education Since 1994
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2008

Taylor N, Fleisch B, Shindler J. (2008). Background paper for the Fifteen Year Review of government business, commissioned by the Policy Unit, Office of the Presidency

Keywords: Research
How Can School Performance be Improved?
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2007

Taylor N. (2007). Presentation to the Imbewu Programme Review Conference, Port Elizabeth, 25-28 June 2007

Keywords: Parental Involvement, Research
Tipping Points in Schooling
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2016

Keynote presentation on the occasion of the launch of the RESEP reports: “Binding Constraints in Education” and “Laying Firm Foundations: Getting Reading Right”, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Stellenbosch University, 24 May 2016.

Keywords: Parental Involvement, Conference presentations
Anything but Knowledge: The Case of the Undisciplined Curriculum
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2001

Taylor N. (2001). Paper first presented to the international conference “Designing Education for the Learning Society”, SLO, Enschede, Netherlands, 5-8 November 2000, and repeated at the curriculum dialogue seminar, “What counts as worthwhile knowledge for the 21st century South African citizen?”, GICD, Johannesburg 14 February 2001. Johannesburg: JET Education Services.

Keywords: Research, Curriculum Development
Outcomes, Effort and Values in Schooling
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2001

Taylor N. (2001). Johannesburg: JET Education Services. Presentation to the New Millenium Business conference, Wits University Business School, 15 May 2001

Keywords: Parental Involvement, Research
RFP: AASA Phase 2 - Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Author: AASA
Published: 2022

Request for Proposal (RFP): The provision of a four-year (2023-2026) Early Childhood Development (ECD) project to be run in approximately 84 ECD sites participating in Phase 2 of the AASA Education Programme.

Keywords: Early childhood development (ECD)
RFP: AASA Phase 2 - Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Author: Zukiswa
Published: 2022

Request for Proposal (RFP): The provision of a four-year (2023-2026) Early Childhood Development (ECD) project to be run in approximately 84 ECD sites participating in Phase 2 of the AASA Education Programme.

Keywords: Early childhood development (ECD)
African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)
Author: ACQF

Skills and qualifications of the people in Africa are at the heart of African renaissance. Therefore, the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF) is a vital policy of the African Union. Development of the ACQF is underway (2019-2022). The African Union Commission (AUC) is partnering with the European Union (EU), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the European Training Foundation (ETF), in developing the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF), a key output of the “Skills for Youth Employability Project” (SYEP). JET Education Services (JET), was appointed to undertake the first part of the AQCF development process, namely the mapping study of qualifications frameworks in Africa aligned to the African Union’s (AU) “Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want”. See the ACQF factsheet infographic.

Conversations about teachers: Summary of the fifth conversation
Author: University of Johannesburg
Published: 2024

Stakeholders in education met On the 28th of August 2023, the fifth series of conversations about teachers was hosted by the Education Sector Committee of the South African Commission (SA NATCOM) for UNESCO in collaboration with the faculty of education at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the library at UJ and JET Education Services (JET). The discussion theme was, “Why are teachers important?”

Keywords: School Improvement, Teacher Education