The University of Stellenbosch Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP) on the Quantitative Applications in Education Research Conference ran from 17 to 18 August 2015, and has been met with substantial media coverage for the important contributions to policy formation it has been able to supply with the research presented there.
Prof Servaas van der Berg (Stellenbosch University) chaired the conference and also presented his own findings on what can be learned from the Annual National Assessment (ANA) results conducted in schools across the country
The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs AM Motshekga, MP, also delivered a speech at the ReSEP conference in Stellenbosch on 18 August 2015.
The Minister, in her speech, acknowledged the ReSEP team for their invitation and partnership with the DBE and for the opportunity granted to the education sector to assess progress, reconfigure implementation and sharpen plans for the future. She encouraged the work of researchers and their exposure to policy questions and the building of technical capacity and knowledge regarding teaching and learning and emphasised that this work should be broadened. “This will help build an empirical evidence base for our future actions,” she said.
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