The SACMEQ III Project in South Africa: a study of the conditions of schooling and the quality of education

Author(s): Moloi, Meshack; Chetty, Mark

Organisation(s): South Africa. Dept of Education; Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality

Date: 2010

Pages: 90 p.

Serie: SACMEQ educational policy research series


Chapter 1 sets the scene for the results of the Standard 6 study that has been reported in ensuing chapters. The aim of Chapter 2 is to describe the research procedures that were applied for the execution of the SACMEQ III project. Chapter 3 presents comprehensive information on some of the characteristics of Standard 6 pupils and their homes. Chapter 4 examines some of the characteristics and experiences of Standard 6 teachers. Chapter 5 looks at characteristics of school heads and their viewpoints on school operations and school problems. Chapter 6 focuses on school resources in Malawi primary schools. Chapter 7 deals with reading and mathematics achievement levels of Standard 6 pupils and their teachers. Chapter 8 describes HIV and AIDS knowledge levels and attitudes of pupils and teachers. Chapter 9 presents the research-based policy suggestions that have been made in the preceding chapters as an agenda for action.

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