Key Points:

  • In December 2008 CDE hosted a workshop in Washington DC on international experience of schooling reform.
  • The gathering was addressed by international experts, and attended by a small group of South Africans.
  • CDE arranged the workshop because of our concern about the quality of South African education, and our desire to learn more about schooling reform in other countries. South Africa is not unique.g system.
  • Many countries have tried to reform their education systems, and those programmes have been intensively studied. We can, and should, learn from their experiences.
  • CDE arranged this workshop because of its concern about the quality of South African education, and its desire to learn more about schooling reform in other countries. Our intention was to gather information and ideas that could inform attempts to improve the South African schooling system.
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