Developing instructional and courageous leadership
Clarifying roles and responsibilities
Outdoor team building
Working in learning teams to develop a variety of teaching, learning, and assessment strategies to accommodate different learning styles and ability groups
Meaningful use of teaching, learning, and assessment resources including textbooks
Developing targeted, specific, and focused intervention strategies informed by diagnostic analysis
Setting manageable targets
Curriculum coverage through effective implementation and pacing
Paying attention to psychosocial aspects that impact education
Sharing best practices
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CEI approaches in actionSchool supportTeacher trainingSchool leader trainingSchool operations or managementTeaching materials (teaching guides, lesson plans, etc.)Teacher evaluationPolicy & AnalysisMath/numeracyLiteracy21st century skills (soft skills)Other
Model details2008Not-for-profitComprehensive curriculumMath/numeracyLiteracy21st century skills (soft skills)OtherCapacity development training, mentoring, and coachingActiveLong-term projectFree service or product
The Pearson MARANG Education Trust School Support and Development and District Partnership Project provides a free capacity-building program, which includes support, training, mentoring, coaching, ongoing monitoring, feedback, and reflection.Mpumalanga Department of EducationKwaZulu Natal Department of EducationThe Eastern Cape Department of EducationWestern Cape Education Department
BeneficiariesOrphans and vulnerable childrenOther
In 2008, the program was launched in one district in each of the following provinces: Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Mpumalanga. In 2015, the program is expanding into one new district in each of the three new provinces: Limpopo, North West, and Gauteng. To manage and coordinate the partnerships in each province, the program is expanding its staff from 3 to 16. The new staff will include two local, district-based facilitators per province to coordinate the partnerships with each of the districts and manage the local program.
This program has expanded from a School Support and Development Project in 2008, impacting 16 under-resourced and under-performing schools, 351 teachers, and 10,700 learners, to the District Partnership Project, which has impacted 439 officials, 350 under-resourced and under-performing schools, 1,475 senior management teams, 7,326 teachers and 227,000 learners.
The Pearson MARANG Education Trust School Support and Development and District Partnership Project is planned to continue through to December 2017, dependent on funding. In addition, program goals include the employment of local provincial curriculum and leadership and management facilitators to build, establish and sustain current capacity building training, support and development, as well as to support at least one rural disadvantaged school district in each of the nine provinces in South Africa, funds permitting.
In 2017/2018, the program will be replicated in the Northern Cape, Free State, and another district in the Western Cape. The staff will also expand to 22.
Monitoring & EvaluationYes
The impact of the program is monitored in each district as follows:
- A baseline study of school functionality (leadership and management) and student performance (teaching and learning and student results) and a needs analysis are conducted during the first year of implementation.
- Implementation progress and impact, as well as program partner performance, are monitored and reported on in quarterly review reports.
- These are supplemented by annual diagnostic assessments of student results and school functionality.
- These reports are submitted to both the partner schools and their districts and reviewed via reflective conversations between the program partners.
- As necessary, support priorities are modified on a quarterly and annual basis.
Standardized assessment performanceInternal assessment performanceCost effectiveness/value for moneyOtherSchool functionality (leadership and management) and student performance (teaching, learning, and student results across the curriculum)QuarterlyDownloadYes (Internal)DownloadYes