The Education for Democracy Dialogue commemorated International Literacy Day, 9th September and International Day of Democracy, 15 September. It was a unique opportunity for scholars in the field of Education, to present their research and recommendations and allow time for brief discussion with civil society, active citizens, educationalists, academics and a number of individuals working at Parliament.
Opening Ms Ressida Begg, Division Manager: Core Business Support Division, Parliament of RSA
Ashley Visagie “School Resource Officers take a militarised approach to school discipline and stigmatise poor young people and young people of colour.”
Qamani Njara “Two recommendations to help solve the literacy and arithmetic crisis in South African primary schools.”
Helga Jansen “Alignment of South African’s local strategic development plans with TVET college offerings: An argument for policy coherence between the economy and technical and vocational training.”
Ivor Baatjes “Centering Non-Formal Education in Adult and Community Education and Community College.”
Farrell Hunter, Country Director, The work of DVV International South Africa
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