Extra classes = better marks, over time

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Prinsloo
KEYWORDS: GRADE 8, LEARNER PERFORMANCE
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/September-2009/extra-classes
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6060
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4611
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4611

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Abstract

Extra classes for poor performers in grade 8 have long-term benefits which may not show clearly early on. This finding from an 18-month study brings hope that the big challenge of how to improve the performance of learners who are far below par at any school stage, specifically in mathematics and English, can still be met, writes Cas Prinsloo.