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2011 Reviewing the role of the provincial and district offices in the implementation of assessment policies in the Gauteng and Western Cape provinces

A robust, reliable and continuous classroom assessment system is crucial for improving learning and is a critical function of governments an...

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2011 Access to postsecondary education: can schools compensate for socioeconomic disadvantage?

While access to postsecondary education in Canada has increased over the past decade, a number of recent studies demonstrate that youth from...

2011 Factors affecting South African district officials' capacity to provide effective teacher support

The role of district officials as education reform agents is undeniable. Through perspectives analyses, we explore factors that affected the...

2011 Review: the challenge of South African schooling: dimensions, targets and initiatives

The crisis in South African schooling is not new. It predates the achievement of democracy in 1994 and has been an ongoing refrain in public...