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Robins, Steven Lance; Fleisch, Brahm – Education as Change, 2016
Hargreaves (2002) suggested that vigorous social movements have the potential to improve the quality of (and increase the equity in) public education. This paper explores the role of Equal Education, an education social movement in South Africa led by university students and secondary school learners, in the process of educational change. Drawing…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Change, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Fleisch, Brahm; Schöer, Volker – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This paper reports on a mid-point evaluation of the Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS), an innovative large-scale reform designed to improve learning outcomes. Using data from universal testing of all learners in 2008 on a provincial systemic evaluation, and data from the 2011 and 2012 Annual National Assessment (ANA) test,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, National Competency Tests
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Fleisch, Brahm; Shindler, Jennifer; Perry, Helen – International Journal of Educational Development, 2012
The South Africa Schools Act requires every child to "attend school from the first school day of the year in which such learner reaches the age of seven years until the last day of the year in which such learner reaches the age of 15 years or the ninth grade, whichever comes first" (Republic of South Africa, 1996). This paper addresses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Disabilities, Community Surveys
Fleisch, Brahm; Shindler, Jennifer – Online Submission, 2009
This monograph looks at patterns and prevalence of initial school enrolment, late entry, attainment promotion, and repetition in urban South Africa. The paper pays special attention to the particular gender nature of the patterns of school participation. The study analyses data generated in the genuine representative cohort study, Birth-to-Twenty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidence, Access to Education, Attendance Patterns
Fleisch, Brahm; Shindler, Jennifer; Perry, Helen – Online Submission, 2009
Section 3(1) in the South Africa Schools Act requires that all children "attend school from the first school day of the year in which such learner reaches the age of seven years until the last day of the year in which such learner reaches the age of fifteen years or the ninth grade whichever comes first". This period of compulsory…
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Foreign Countries, Children, Compulsory Education