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  • Being a Teacher Video

    Part of the Being a Teacher module is a 47 minute long video which introduces viewers to the perceptions, doubts and concerns of student teachers about their choice of career. Through a range of interviews with two celebrities and teachers, as well as clips of classroom teaching and school management practices, we explore the role of the teacher as a knowledge worker; care giver; and change...

  • Learning About Sustainable Change in South Africa: The Jika iMfundo Campaign 2015 - 2017

    Jika iMfundo - a NECT funded pilot to improve education outcomes in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa studied how classrooms, schools and districts have changed; what has been learned from previous initiatives; and needs to be done to improve interventions in the future.

  • Creating a Caring School: A Guide for School Management Teams with Accompanying Toolkit

    One of the important lessons learnt in our research has been that a new paradigm for schools needs to become entrenched – one in which schools are conceptualised as centres of care and support. This notion is not a new one; rather, it is well rooted in existing policy. The need to make the shift from a narrow focus on what schools do and how they are led, to the notion of schools as centres...

  • School Leadership: Podcast Keypoints - Leadership and Technology

    This resource focuses on the Leadership in education show on Cliffcentral.com [1] every Monday. This weeks guest was Fiona Wallace of the CoZaCares Foundation, chatting about leadership in a school that’s on a tech journey. [1] http://cliffcentral.com/

  • 2015 Axis Education Summit Video

    The Axis Education Summit is an annual convergence of students, teachers, school leaders and stakeholders in the South African educational sector. The summit was hosted by the Global Teachers Institute in partnership with Teach With Africa, the South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition and BRIDGE. In 2015 the summit theme was “A New Story for Education” and strove to lead the change for...

  • 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.

  • 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. He also talks about the South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition (the community of practice he belongs to) and what it has meant to him to be part of that collaborative platform. Find more podcasts on Leadership in Education on the...

  • 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. The purpose of the *School Profile Guide* is to help you establish a *preliminary *overview of the level of functionality of a school which is the target of a funded intervention in order to assist with project planning. It has been developed as a...

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