Spell It South Africa

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One of the best safeguards to ensuring a fair education system is making sure that all teachers have a similar level of capability. In a good system, a child in a rural poorer community and a child in a wealthier urban suburb should have an equally good teacher standing in front of them every day. But, when we look at the data on how teachers are trained in South Africa, it is clear that our system still sets teachers up for failure long before they even enter the classroom – and in the process further disadvantages the children they teach.

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Spelling Bee supports mother tongue

Posted by Ayanda Khuzwayo on 05 April 2018 12:50 PM CAT
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Learning to speak in the mother tongue is key to a child’s overall development and benefits the learners in many ways. It connects him to his culture, ensures better cognitive development, and aids in the learning of other languages. These are the reasons why De Aar Solar Power Spelling Bee competition has included vernacular languages to its annual event.

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