Kalk Bay Books and Bookstorm invite you to the launch of
How to Fix South Africa’s Schools
By Prof Jonathan Jansen and Molly Blank
South Africa has an education crisis, despite the fact that the government spends the biggest slice of its budget on education, more than any other African country. And yet the crisis persists.
Jansen and Blank looked at South African schools that work, in spite of adverse conditions – schools in poor communities, schools with overcrowded classrooms, schools in both rural and urban environments – and have drawn out the practical strategies that make them successful. There are no complicated theories, no difficult to implement solutions – just lots of common sense.
Molly Blank is a documentary filmmaker who began working in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar in 2005. Previously she was a teacher in Washington, DC. She holds an MA in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in History from Tufts University.
Professor Jonathan Jansen is the rector of the University of the Free State, where he has earned a formidable reputation for transformation and for a deep commitment to reconciliation. A former Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria, Prof Jansen holds an impressive collection of degrees and awards, including the position as President of the South African Institute of Race Relations.
Molly Blank and Prof Jansen will be in conversation with Cameron Dugmore.
Date: Friday 25th April
Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm
Place: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Kalk Bay
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