Improving quality basic education and schooling
Key issues for improving the delivery of quality basic education and schooling.
The Foundational Learning Technical Task Team is responsible for identifying and analysing current challenges in the schooling system that are hampering the delivery of quality basic schooling in South Africa, and for proposing recommendations on how best to position the schooling system to support improved quality of education, leading to equitable achievement of improved learning outcomes nationally.
The challenges in the schooling sector have historical roots that precede the democratic era in the country. Although substantial progress has been made since 1994 in increasing access and progression in schools, the poor quality of education delivery and learner achievements continues to be of concern and the focus of numerous initiatives and analytic papers. Consistent themes focus attention on the need for improving early childhood education provision, the quality of teaching provision, strengthening the development of teachers, and strengthening management and support capacity.
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