South African Vision Session: Vision

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Vision Statements for Education in Cape Town

Following the discussion of key topics and concerns described above, workshop participants were invited to develop a series of Vision Statements to capture what a desirable and plausible future for education in India might look like. The statements below were agreed upon collectively and then voted on individually.

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Vision Statements (in order of popularity)

  • A real and genuine collaboration between government, industry and educators that aligns education and career pathways, and develops an education policy that works with economic policy
  • Well managed educational institutions with optimum use of resources
  • Personally aware, engaged and accountable teachers/trainers who can understand and motivate students
  • Optimum management in the implementation of literacy, numeracy, 'life skills' and technology at all levels of education
  • Vocational curricula that are clearly related and applied to the NCV context *1
  • Provision of relevant subject and teacher training
  • Involve private education providers in the development of national education policy

Notes
*1 The National Certificate (Vocational) is a new curriculum that was introduced to public further education and training colleges across South Africa in 2007. The qualifications produced are designed to provide a practical component of study in a real or simulated workplace environment.

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Turning Vision into Action

Each group, working autonomously, were asked to briefly summarise specific actions needed to realise one or more of the Vision Statements outlined above. To learn more about their conclusions click here.

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