Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL): Regional Support Pack (RSP)

Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL): Regional Support Pack (RSP)

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The RSP is a generic resource which aims to guide Ministries of Education in SADC Member States through the process of mainstreaming care and support for teaching and learning into every policy, programme and process.

The RSP toolkit consists of 15 booklets, including 12 action step booklets, sets of action step cards and a country roadmap. The materials are available in English, French and Portuguese.

 

Learn to Earn Materials

Learn to Earn Materials

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Module 1:
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Module 2:
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Learn to Earn is a career development course that helps learners to explore career options, study routes, starting a business, finding a job and succeeding at work.
There are 10 x 2-hour facilitated sessions, each with a two-hour self-study task
Learn to Earn employs a participatory and interactive approach to learning
Learners are provided with a workbook containing course content, tasks and activities
At the end of the course, learners receive certificates of participation and attendance.

Let’s Talk: Breaking the silence around sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy

Let’s Talk: Breaking the silence around sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy

 

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Let’s Talk has been developed out of a pilot project conducted in KwaZulu-Natal schools. It focuses on a dialogue approach to managing and preventing sexual harassment and learner pregnancy in schools. The project aimed to support teachers with strategies for coping with the challenges of sexual harassment in schools so that they are able to fulfil their professional roles and responsibilities. The programme was implemented by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (KZNDoE) Gender Desk in partnership with MIET AFRICA and underpinned by action research conducted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Education.

In addition to the above booklet, the material also includes six posters targeting teachers, learners and caregivers.

Making reading fun: A guide for Foundation Phase teachers

Making reading fun: A guide for Foundation Phase teachers

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This is a guide for isiZulu Foundation Phase teachers to help them understand the Reading and Phonics part of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement for Grades R-3 (CAPS).

The easy-to-read booklet promotes reading as a fun activity, and it includes examples of exercises that teachers can use when teaching literacy to young learners. It also explains the important differences between teaching reading in isiZulu and teaching reading in English. Understanding these differences makes the teaching of reading easier.

The booklet is written in English, although it is aimed primarily at Foundation Phase teachers of isiZulu Home Language. (It was written in English because teachers themselves say they find it easier to read this kind of information in English.) But it can also be used by teachers of English Home Language or English First Additional Language.

Prevent violence in schools

Prevent violence in schools

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Prevent violence in schools focuses on enabling and supporting learners to take action to prevent violence in their own schools. It includes a workshop programme for learners followed up with school-based mentoring support.
The programme is part of a wider initiative, Safer South Africa for Women and children, launched in 2012 by Save the Children South Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and funded by DfiD. Prevent violence in schools forms part of the safety and protection priority area of the DBE’s Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Programme
Programme materials include two publications:
• Prevent violence in schools. Learners taking action. Learner book
• Prevent violence in schools. Learners taking action. Facilitator and mentor guide

RHIVA My life! My Future! Staying healthy

RHIVA My life! My Future! Staying healthy

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This resource book discusses sexual health and wellbeing. Staying healthy, together with companion resources (Life Orientation material for Grades 10 and 11 and material for an extra-curricular Sustainable Livelihoods Programme), has been developed through a partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education and MIET AFRICA. Topics include condom use, sugar daddies, virginity testing, polygamy, rape, healthy relationships, nutrition and HIV and AIDS facts amongst many others!