The Value of Parent-Teacher Partnerships

The Value of Parent-Teacher Partnerships

May 12, 2017 In the article below, our ECD Trainer, Cindy Olivier, highlights the important role parents play in the parent-teacher partnership.  We trust you enjoy.  For full newsletter click here The best thing any teacher can do is to get to know the parents of learners and to establish ways of keeping regular contact with parents. Building a good relationship with parents/caregivers can be one of the main factors in supporting a child who is experiencing barriers to learning and development. This can be a challenge for busy teachers and parents who have their hands full but, a good teacher-parent partnership can save so much time and it creates the great opportunity for the child to develop to his/her full potential both in school and at home. As part of…
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IESA / R2ECWD RESPONSE TO DBE PRESENTATION, ON PROGRESS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION SCHEDULED FOR 30 MAY 2017

IESA / R2ECWD RESPONSE TO DBE PRESENTATION, ON PROGRESS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION SCHEDULED FOR 30 MAY 2017

Cape Town, 30 May 2017 In its March 2016 report to the Portfolio Committee, the Department of Basic Education acknowledged that drastic measures have to be taken to accelerate the implementation of inclusive education. Robyn Beere, Director of Inclusive Education South Africa said “whilst we would like to thank the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for their considered response to the civil society report on the Government of South Africa’s implementation of inclusive education. The DBE’s 2016 /17 report falls short of reporting on these drastic measures.” Key issues that the DBE does not report on are: Progress in the funding and budgets for inclusive education, other than that for Special Schools and the education of learners with Severe and Profound Intellectual Disability; The quality and functioning of full service…
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Children with Disabilities In Dire Straights

Children with Disabilities In Dire Straights

Cape Town, 21 March 2017. Over 597 000 South African children with disabilities did not attend school in 2015, almost double the 280 000 estimated in 2001. This is just one of the shocking findings in a report prepared by a range of high level advocacy groups in the South African inclusive education and disability rights arena. Known as the Right to Education for Children with Disabilities Alliance, they have provided an alternative report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This was done in response to South Africa’s Baseline Country Report of March 2013. Some of the key issues discussed in the December 2016 report, just released, are: Misspending of more than USD125 million allocated by the Treasury for the expansion of inclusive education; Children remaining on…
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UNCRPD Report 2017

UNCRPD Report 2017

The following report was prepared by a range of high-level advocacy groups in the South African inclusive education and disability rights arena, known as the Right to Education for Children with Disabilities Alliance.  This is an alternative report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and was done in response to South Africa’s Baseline Country Report of March 2013. Final UNCRPD Report Submission by Inclusive Education South Africa to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education May 2017
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