NAPTOSA empowering teachers through the Professional Development Institute
The pencil will become blunt when used many times, it needs sharpening. School principals and teachers need Continuous Professional Development …” – Prof Auala, Faculty of Education, Namibia
This collaboration with the DBE has ensured that at NAPTOSA we were able to work towards achieving many goals as set out by the DBE in their Action Plan and NDP.
This report is a very clear indication that the programmes rolled out were very successful and welcomed by all who attended. The general consensus from rural to town communities being that these should continue as we move forward to improve teaching and learning in South Africa.
In the course of 5 months, 2992 educators were trained across the provinces. Remote and underserviced rural areas were prioritised in these 102 workshops
Workshops were located in sites that would be easily accessible to teachers, most of the workshop sites were located in schools and in instances where we could not secure a school, we resorted to using Teacher Centres and non educational institutions in order for the workshops to continue.
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NAPTOSA TUC Report 2015/2016
Media Statement: NAPTOSA's response to the media reports on the alleged racism at Pretoria High School for Girls (30 August 2016)
The President of National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), Dr Anthea Cereseto, commenting on media reports on all platforms into the allegation of racism at Pretoria High School for Girls and other schools, stated that schools are microcosms of society and as such reflect the challenges and discourse of the day.
Dr Cereseto stated that NAPTOSA acknowledges the existence of subtle, structural and institutionalised racism within our society, which necessitates the urgent need for greater dialogue on racism at all levels.
NAPTOSA denounces all forms of discrimination, including racism and calls on all teachers to exercise professional judgement and reminds teachers that common sense should inform their decisions and actions at all times. “NAPTOSA believes that the needs and welfare of all learners to be of paramount importance. Teachers should bear in mind that we do not teach lesson plans or intellectual challenges, rather we teach human beings”, said Dr Cereseto.
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