Newspaper clipping – iol online - 8 July 2010
Teachers have key role in reform – Motshekga
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday urged teachers to provide input on the revised curriculum.
Motshekga this week announced major changes to the highly criticized outcomes based education (OBE) system introduced in 1998.
Among the changes was that pupils would now have the option of learning in their mother tongue for the first three years of schooling. Other changes included a reduction in the number of projects for pupils, with every subject in each grade consisting of its own curriculum, mapping our what teachers had to teach and assess.
The changes have been welcomed by teacher unions.
Motshekga wanted the process of canvassing inputs completed as soon as possible. - Sapa