Improving mathematics performance at schools

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2011
TITLE AUTHOR(S): V.Reddy, D.Janse van Rensburg
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, MATHEMATICS, MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/June-2011/improving-mathematics
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6914

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Abstract

The education system consists of two parts, namely the socioeconomic haves and the have-nots. VIJAY REDDY and DEAN JANSE van RENSBURG analyse the mathematical performance of the South African schooling population and come to the conclusion that differentiated targets need to be set for both these socioeconomic groups, since neither is performing at the requisite levels.