How Tech Is Transforming Teaching In a South African Township
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September 30 '14 at 12:00 AM
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The founders of the African School for Excellence have an ambitious goal — nothing less than
redefining low cost, scalable teaching that brings international standards to the poorest schools in Africa
. Their first model school is off to a good start: in just 18 months, all grade 9 students are achieving scores higher than 50% on Cambridge Curriculum Checkpoint tests, and only one student scored less than 50% in math. The national average score in math is 13%. The school relies on a locally designed piece of marking software to function. Their teach-to-pupil ratios are not great, but the teachers are committed to using technology to stretch themselves as far as they can. What's most remarkable is that the school's running costs are already half the cost of a traditional government school, and the quality of education is much, much better. All this, and they're only a year and a half into the program.
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