IMPLEMENTATION OF REVISED CURRICULUM

In 2012 grade R-3 and grade 10 will start the year with the revised curriculum and assessment policy statement.  A year ago provinces were advised that 2012 is the implementation date.

Changes to the existing curriculum were made with NAPTOSA contributing extensively to this initiative.  During the course of the year the Department was reminded that training will have to be conducted early in the year.  Failed attempts were made by the Department.  To date NAPTOSA is conducting training for educators.  It is likely that we will not be able to target every Foundation Phase and grade 10 educator. 

Recently the Department released a Circular compelling educators to attend training.  This incomplete Circular does not provide a venue nor a date, but what it does say is that educators who confirm accommodation and do not make use of it will have to meet the cost of the accommodation.  If this exercise were concluded earlier in the year the department would not have had to lay out money to meet the cost of the hotels. 

It is highly unlikely that at this very late stage that they will meet the target of training every Foundation Phase and Grade 10 educator.

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A PIERCE

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