PSET CLOUD

The Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA) entered into an agreement with JET to fund a project called Post-School Education and Training Collaboration and Learning Opportunities and Utilisation of Data (PSET CLOUD). The current PSET system is characterised by fragmentation of data, duplication of resources and a lack of coherence of information leading to an ineffective system for planning and decision making with regard to future needs in skills development.

PSET CLOUD
Anglo American South Africa Education Programme

The AASA Education Programme, an initiative of the Anglo American Sustainability Strategy, was launched in 2018. The programme focuses on early childhood learning and a whole school development (WSD) approach to facilitate a significant positive impact on the educational outcomes of children in at least 100 ECD sites, 70 primary schools and 30 secondary schools local to the Anglo American operations in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the Northern Cape.

Anglo American South Africa Education Programme
The MRP Foundation Education Programme

The MRP Foundation Education Programme has been implemented since 2019 in 98 primary schools in KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, Gauteng and the Free State. The programme assists and supports the schools to improve their learner performance through a ‘holistic approach’ focusing on: School leadership and management improvement; Teacher knowledge and capacity development; Increased parent involvement; and Learner performance. The four components being implemented by JET are: Planning and Organisation; School Management; Teacher Development; and Parental Involvement.

The MRP Foundation Education Programme
African Continental Qualifications Framework

Skills and qualifications of the people in Africa are at the heart of African renaissance. Therefore, the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF) is a vital policy of the African Union. Development of the ACQF is underway (2019-2022). The African Union Commission (AUC) is partnering with the European Union (EU), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the European Training Foundation (ETF), in developing the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF), a key output of the “Skills for Youth Employability Project” (SYEP). JET Education Services (JET), was appointed to undertake the first part of the AQCF development process, namely the mapping study of qualifications frameworks in Africa aligned to the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want.

African Continental Qualifications Framework
Grade R ECD Teacher Development Project

In an effort to address the poor outcomes of basic education in South Africa, the government has prioritised early childhood development (ECD) and education in the Foundation Phase, covering the age group 0 to 9 years. The focus of this project is Grade R, which, in line with government policy was introduced into Gauteng public ordinary schools and some community organisations that offer ECD.

Grade R ECD Teacher Development Project
Jala Peo "Plant a Seed"

The Jala Peo ("Plant the Seed" in Sepedi) School Food and Nutrition Garden (SFNG) Initiative is a Department of Basic Education (DBE) project. The seeding is funded by WesBank Fund, managed by Tshikululu Social Investments & the implementation of the project is managed by JET Education Services. The vision of the “Jala Peo Initiative” is framed within the context of the National Develoment Plan (NDP) and the DBE’s Action Plan to 2019: Towards the realisation of schooling 2030

Jala Peo "Plant a Seed"
Jobs Fund Tracer Study of Support for Work Seeker and Enterprise Development Interventions

The Jobs Fund has appointed JET Education Services to undertake a three-year longitudinal tracer study of beneficiaries of 10 projects funded under the Enterprise Development (ED) and Support for Work Seekers (SFW) Funding Windows.

Jobs Fund Tracer Study of Support for Work Seeker and Enterprise Development Interventions
Evaluation of Partners for Possibility (PfP)

JET was contracted to undertake an evaluation of the programme, beginning with a retrospective evaluation to establish a baseline. PfP was able to secure sustainability funding based on the results of the retrospective evaluation.

Evaluation of Partners for Possibility (PfP)
Future Nations Schools Evaluation

Future Nation Schools (FNS) aim to spearhead the African education revolution by providing an educational model that is relevant, futuristic, and technology enabled; that epitomises excellence; and that is capable of producing future African leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who are passionate, confident in themselves, excel at what they do, and are ready for the 21st century. FNS intend to achieve this by building a network of high quality and affordable independent schools across South Africa.

Future Nations Schools Evaluation
Evaluation of the Foundation Phase Initiative (FPI)

The FPI provides training in LtP, learning materials and manipulatives, and aims to integrate play into the Foundation Phase (i.e. Grade R to Grade 3) curriculum.

Evaluation of the Foundation Phase Initiative (FPI)
Evaluation of Injini: Africa's Ed-Tech Incubator Programme

The goal of Injini is to improve education outcomes across Africa through supporting EdTech entrepreneurs with solutions that are relevant, evidence based, effective and scalable, and can address challenges of access and quality.

Evaluation of Injini: Africa's Ed-Tech Incubator Programme
#OpenupYourThinking

As an educational research agency with a non-profit motive, JET is contributing to the coordination of COVID-19 preventative measures and also coordination of efforts nationally and internationally.

#OpenupYourThinking
Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

A research project initiated by the Mastercard Foundation to examine progress in secondary education on the African continent and to propose forward-looking recommendations.

Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work
JETStreaming

JETStreaming takes its inspiration from both the virtual world and the real world. Jet streams in the atmosphere have the power to influence entire weather patterns, and streaming in the digital space can be said to do the same through social media thus influencing decision making processes around the world.

JETStreaming
Evaluating the effectiveness of the Nal’ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign Supplements

Nal’ibali was established in 2012 as a reading for enjoyment campaign which aims to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading and build a culture of reading for enjoyment in South Africa.

Evaluating the effectiveness of the Nal’ibali Reading for Enjoyment Campaign Supplements
Accountability in Education

JET, working with our lead partner, the Institute of Education in London, was awarded a DFID grant that will look at how accountability relationships and processes within South Africa’s education system enable or inhibit the raising of learning outcomes. “…[a] novel approach to looking at accountability, if successful, could impact the way in which the field thinks of accountability.”

Accountability in Education
Implementation Evaluation of the National School Nutrition Programme

The National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) aims to improve the health and nutritional status of the poorest learners in South Africa. Its main objective is to enhance learning by providing a nutritious meal on time daily. The programme is of great strategic importance: it involves a large financial commitment from government (R5.3 billion), and reaches over 9 million learners. Given this, an implementation evaluation was commissioned by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and was conducted by JET Education Services.

Implementation Evaluation of the National School Nutrition Programme
Implementation Evaluation of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (FLBP)

The FLBP was established in 2007 with the goal of attracting greater numbers of students into initial teacher education (ITE) programmes in South African universities. High-achieving students are given generous full-cost bursaries to undertake ITE programmes in priority education phases and subject areas to address both supply and quality issues in the education system. In return, recipients of the bursary are expected to teach in public schools for a period equal to the number of years they have received funding.

Implementation Evaluation of the Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (FLBP)
The National School Effectiveness Study

The project was undertaken by a consortium made up of the Human Sciences Research Council (the lead organisation), the Education Policy Consortium, JET Education Services, and the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa, with the support of the Department of Education. The NSES study, conducted under the theme of improving school effectiveness, was designed to enable the gain scores of a learner over any one-year period to be related to the practices followed by the teacher for the same year. The study followed a group of children for three years, starting with Grade 3 in 2007 and ending in Grade 5 in 2009. Around 16 000 children participated in each year of data gathering, during which a cohort of 8 383 was tracked over all three years. The NSES culminated in the publication of the book Creating Effective Schools, edited by Nick Taylor, Servaas ven der Berg and Thabo Mabogoane

The National School Effectiveness Study
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