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School Leadership: Podcast Keypoints School Twinning

We were joined by the first two principals in Gauteng to be part of the controversial school-twinning process.  They discussed how they have worked through the process and dispelled some of the myths.

What's Trending Update: Focus on ICTs

BRIDGE’s focus on ICTs as a cross-cutting theme in education has recently taken centre stage in several contexts. An important concern is to make sure that the device is not the goal; technology must support teaching and learning rather than overwhelming it.

Summary of Discussion: ECD COP & National ECD Alliance (NECDA) in Dialogue

A team of key players from BRIDGE’s National ECD Community of Practice (ECD CoP) and the National ECD Alliance (NECDA) met in dialogue to focus on key challenges facing the ECD sector, the specific strengths and challenges of each structure and the potential for collaboration.

Leadership in Education Podcast "Leadership in the Township:

Paul Mumba, Principal of LEAP Science and Maths School in Diepsloot joins the panel to talk about his experience of leading a school in a township context.

Standards for Teacher Performance

Read this tool on standards for teaching performance. This ‘quick resource’ will help you find sources around quality and standards in initial teacher education.

School Functionality Resource Pack

Literature on school improvement projects suggests that interventions are more likely to succeed when they are implemented in schools with a certain basic level of functionality. What is school functionality and how do we determine levels of functionality? This BRIDGE Resource gives an overview of key points from selected texts, and directs you to a number of resources dealing with the topic.

BRIDGE'S School Profile Guide

BRIDGE’s Guides to Social Investment Interventions aim to support the work and spend of social investors who promote educational improvement.

Adult Education and Open Educational Resources: Study

This study reviews the current use of Open Educational Resources in Adult Education, assesses its potential and makes recommendations for policy interventions, taking account of the European Commission’s policy frameworks. It incorporates new research on over 12 Member States, leveraging on a synthesis of existing research from a range of projects including POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) and a 2014-15 study on Shared OER for the Joint Research Centre, augmented by two more recent studies for JRC and LLP.

Developing a Sustainable Financial Model in Higher Education for Open Educational Resources

Financial issues regarding the sustainable production, dissemination, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education are reviewed and proposed solutions critiqued. Use of OER produce demonstrable cost savings for students. Yet OER development continues to rely almost completely on government and philanthropic funding. This indicates that a mismatch exists between the financial interests of students and those of higher education institutions.

Foundations for OER Strategy Development

The purpose of this document is to provide a concise analysis of where the global OER movement currently stands: what the common threads are, where the greatest opportunities and challenges lie, and how we can more effectively work together as a community. The first draft was born from a meeting of 26 OER leaders in February 2015.