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Employability and Learning Pathways in the Green Economy
Author: JET Education Services

In separate initiatives to test new models for increasing employability and skills in the Green Economy, the J.P. Morgan Foundation, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, along with, the Nedbank Foundation, National Business Initiative (NBI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Institute of Plumbing South Africa, undertook interventions to leverage employment opportunities for young people and labour market mobility for those who were already working. This paper presents lessons from three of those interventions that can contribute towards developing a framework for entry and mobility within the Green Economy. Two of these programmes targeted unemployed youth, and one targeted employees in the plumbing sector, who did not have a formal sector-specific qualification. All three programmes used a combination of knowledge training and practical learning, with two of them offering a workplace learning component. Of the three programmes, the one without the workplace learning component showed the least desirable outcomes, with only 5 out of 25 being employed, according to a tracer study 6 months after the programme ended. Skills programmes that have a workplace learning component optimise the candidates readiness, and also the match between the candidates capacity, and occupational roles. It creates the opportunity for the industry itself to identify what skills are in demand. This kind of responsive and demand-driven training can enhance employability and entry into the labour market.

Keywords: Youth employability, Green skills
JET Bulletin May 2018: Standardised learner assessments in ‘affordable’ independent schools – perspectives from research and practice
Author: JET Education Services

JET Education Services (JET), in collaboration with four school operators and Old Mutual Alternative Investments’ Schools Fund, has been involved in the assessment of educational quality in affordable independent schools using standardised assessments. This work has led to a more developmental use of assessment, with some school operators using detailed analysis of the assessment data to inform their teaching practices.

Keywords: Bulletins, Low-fee schools, Affordable independent schools, Assessment
Epistemological Transformation: Implications for Educational Research and Practice
Author: Reed, Y
Published: 2015

Keynote address delivered at Rhodes University PhD Symposium, July 2015 by Yvonne Reed, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand. Presents an overview of findings from several research studies, including the Initial Teacher Education Research Project (ITERP).

Keywords: Project resources, Initial Teacher Education Research Project (ITERP)
Trialogue CSI forum on teacher development
Author: Nick Taylor

Trialogue recently hosted a CSI forum which explored some of the ways to support teacher development. Attached, please find presentation from Dr. Nick Taylor representing JET Education titled Priorities for teacher development - What can corporate donors do? Trialogue publications, including the current edition of the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook, are available for complimentary download from ther website: https://trialogue.co.za/publications/

Creating Effective Schools
Author: Taylor, N., van der Berg, S. and Mabogoane, T., eds.
Published: 2013

This book is the culmination of six years of work on the National School Effectiveness Study, a longitudinal research project that collected and analysed relevant school and home background data from 300 primary schools selected from all provinces except Gauteng.

Keywords: Books, School effectiveness
Tipping Points in Schooling
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2016

Keynote presentation on the occasion of the launch of the RESEP reports: “Binding Constraints in Education” and “Laying Firm Foundations: Getting Reading Right”, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Stellenbosch University, 24 May 2016.

Keywords: Conference presentations
Has Quality Assurance become obsolete in the digital era?
Author: James Keevy

As the adoption of technologies like the IoT and other digital tools becomes widespread, the field of QA looks to be more challenged than it was in this new fascinating yet frightening world. Read more on how digital transformation is creating challenges in quality assurance and testing operations and what could be done:

Keywords: Resources, Quality Assurance, IoT
American community colleges: a study trip report
Author: Garza, E
Published: 2015

This contribution draws on a study visit to a number of American Community Colleges in the US in September 2014 as part of JET’s aim to contribute to the national and international debate on skills development and youth unemployment.

Keywords: TVET Resources
Bulletin February 2015
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2015

Bulletin on the theme of teacher education and professionalisation.

Keywords: Bulletins
Bulletin No.19 April 2008
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2008

Focus on Whole school development and report on the Conference, “What works in School Development?”

Keywords: Bulletins
Bulletin No.13 July 2005
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2005

Focus on Linking Learning to the World of Work

Keywords: Bulletins
Bulletin No.08 July 1998
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 1998

Higher Education, Job Creation & Workforce Development

Keywords: Bulletins
Bulletin No.06 June 1997
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 1997

New Partnership Projects in Progress

Keywords: Bulletins
Equity, Efficiency and the Development of South African Schools
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2007

Taylor N. (2007). Also published as Chapter 29 IN: International Handbook of School Effectiveness and Improvement . Springer International Handbooks of Education , Vol. 17. Townsend, Tony (Ed.). Dordrecht: Springer.

Keywords: Research
Changes in Education Since 1994
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2008

Taylor N, Fleisch B, Shindler J. (2008). Background paper for the Fifteen Year Review of government business, commissioned by the Policy Unit, Office of the Presidency

Keywords: Research
How Can School Performance be Improved?
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2007

Taylor N. (2007). Presentation to the Imbewu Programme Review Conference, Port Elizabeth, 25-28 June 2007

Keywords: Research
Anything but Knowledge: The Case of the Undisciplined Curriculum
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2001

Taylor N. (2001). Paper first presented to the international conference “Designing Education for the Learning Society”, SLO, Enschede, Netherlands, 5-8 November 2000, and repeated at the curriculum dialogue seminar, “What counts as worthwhile knowledge for the 21st century South African citizen?”, GICD, Johannesburg 14 February 2001. Johannesburg: JET Education Services.

Keywords: Research
Outcomes, Effort and Values in Schooling
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2001

Taylor N. (2001). Johannesburg: JET Education Services. Presentation to the New Millenium Business conference, Wits University Business School, 15 May 2001

Keywords: Research
Service Delivery Research Project: Office of the Presidency: The School Sector
Author: Taylor, N
Published: 2011

Report by Nick Taylor, Thabo Mabogoane and Binaben Akoobhai on a research study commissioned by the Office of the Presidency and funded by GTZ. The purpose of the research was to investigate the link between school level learning and institutional practice. The study focused on school level practices in high schools, and measured learning outcomes by school mean performance on the annual national Senior Certificate examinations.

Keywords: Research
Who is out of school? Evidence from the Statistics South Africa Community Survey.
Author: Fleisch, B
Published: 2012

Fleisch B, Shindler J, Perry H. (2012). Who is out of school? Evidence from the Statistics South Africa Community Survey. International Journal of Educational Development 32 (2012) 529–536. (An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 10th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, 15–17 September 2009, New College, Oxford. Funding for the research project was provided by the National Research Foundation and CREATE, University of Sussex. The authors are exclusively responsible for the research presented in this paper).

Keywords: Research
Impact Evaluation of Injini - Africa's EdTech Incubator Programme
Author: Maureen

Injini commissioned JET Education Services to conduct an external evaluation of the Injini Africa’s EdTech Incubator programme. The goal of Injini is to improve education outcomes across Africa through supporting EdTech entrepreneurs with solutions that are evidenced-based, effective and scalable, and can address challenges of access and quality. This report presents the results of the external evaluation of Injini Africa’s EdTech Incubator programme, which was conducted from January to March 2019.

Keywords: Monitoring and evaluation (M&amp, E), injini, evaluation
Bulletin December 2018
Author: JET Education Services

Focus on school food gardens

Keywords: Bulletins, Jala Peo, Food gardens
Bulletin August 2015
Author: JET Education Services
Published: 2015

Bulletin on the Colleges Improvement Project

Keywords: Bulletins
 
   
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