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The Grade R Home Language and Mathematics materials are the training and classroom materials developed and re-versioned by technical partners (respectively Wordworks (WW) for Home Language and the School Development Unit (SDU of the University of Cape Town for Mathematics)) as part of the GDE Grade R Improvement Project. The project is managed by JET Education Services (JET) and implemented in Gauteng Province with funding from GEDT, USAID, and the Zenex Foundation.

The above-mentioned materials have been published and can be accessed from the following websites
jet.org.za
Education (gauteng.gov.za) (Only accessible to GDE)
www.wordworks.org.za
www.sdu.uct.ac.za

The materials have been published under a creative commons 4.0 license, that permits free access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution BUT NOT for commercial gain

Details of the Creative Commons License for both the Home Languages and Mathematics materials are as follows: The materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (BY NC SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This license allows re-users to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for non-commercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. Please note that in some materials reference is made to the videos. They can only be accessed by contacting Wordworks for the Home Languages and the School Development Unit (SDU) of the University of Cape Town for Mathematics videos. Their contact details are found on their respective websites.

JET Exchanges 5/2023: The Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme
Author: Mark Forsberg
Published: 2023

The 5th JET Exchanges shares information about the Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme (MLIP) in which JET is a partner, describing the context in which the programme is being implemented before providing details on the programme itself. Foundational mathematics and literacy skills are premier issues in South African classrooms, both for learners as well as educators. South Africa has invested in several reading and mathematics interventions in the past years; however, setbacks like the COVID-19 pandemic rolled back progress that had been made. According to a background report by Spaull for the 2030 Reading Panel, If learning loss estimates are correct and SA does manage to get back onto the prepandemic improvement trajectory, it will still take 86 years from 2023 up to 2108 until all Grade 4 children can read for meaning in SA (Spaull, 2023, 8). Currently, 65% of learners lack the skills needed to progress in language and mathematics (Gauteng Education Development Trust, 2021, 7). Considering the challenging landscape for advancing effective mathematics and literacy interventions, the Grade R MLIP has led efforts toward improving outcomes in these areas for all schools in Gauteng Province offering Grade R from 2022 through 2024.

Keywords: School Improvement, Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme, Early childhood development (ECD), Grade R Maths & Language Improvement, Early Childhood Development, Parental Involvement, Teacher Education, Bulletin
Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme Partners
Authors: Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme
Published: 2021

Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme Partners

Keywords: Early Childhood Development, Grade R, Grade R Mathematics and Language Improvement Programme, Grade R Maths & Language Improvement

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