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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Mathematics outcomes in South African schools: What are the facts? What should be done?

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Research reports & papers
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Jeff McCarthy and Rebecca Oliphant
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This report summarises two specially commissioned CDE reports, both independent studies of the state of schooling in South Africa as of early 2013, done by university-based experts Nicholas Spaull and Charles Simkins.

South Africa is significantly underperforming in education, particularly mathematics teaching and learning. Fundamental reforms are needed in the public sector. Business leaders need to incorporate an understanding of private education and other market experiments and schooling innovations in their overall perspective and priorities for intervention and reform.