Education

RESEP education research has a strong emphasis on empirical research in a broad range of policy-related issues including teacher knowledge and training, early-childhood outcomes, accountability, socioeconomic status and school effectiveness. Policy application is one of the central aims of the research.

Education 2017

The DBE’s workbooks as a curriculum tool

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 01/2016

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 01/2016 Abstract: The Department of Basic Education’s workbooks are an impressive and most welcome recent intervention in our education system. Creating…

October 16, 2017 By: Ursula Hoadly, Jaamia Galant PDF

Learning to read and reading to learn

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 04/2016

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 04/2016 Abstract: Reading for meaning and pleasure is arguably the most important skill children learn in primary school. Since almost all…

October 16, 2017 By: Nic Spaull PDF

Rethinking pre-grade R

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 03/2015

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 03/2015 Abstract: Across all research disciplines there is now widespread agreement that investment in early childhood development (ECD) brings high returns…

October 16, 2017 By: Janeli Kotzé PDF

Education datasets in South Africa

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 04/2015

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 04/2015 Abstract: The working paper on which this policy brief is based reviews education datasets available in South Africa, mostly from…

October 16, 2017 By: Chris van Wyk PDF

Increasing the supply of teacher graduates

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 05/2015

Stellenbosch Policy Brief No. 05/2015 Abstract: The findings in this policy brief are based on a working paper in which I analysed initial teacher training…

October 16, 2017 By: Hendrik van Broekhuizen PDF