Scrapping the year may be only way back to safe teaching

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Scrapping the year may be only way back to safe teaching

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The biggest concern for both educators and pupils (and their families) is that the very nature of classroom teaching goes against the principles of social distancing.

Speculation has been swirling about possible reasons behind the last-minute cancellation of a briefing by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga about plans to resume teaching as lockdown restrictions are eased. It is possible that Motshekga (and the government) had a change of heart about the resumption of school activity after a number of teachers’ and students’ organisations expressed grave reservations about going back to class. The biggest concern for both educators and pupils (and their families) is that the very nature of classroom teaching goes against the principles of social distancing – the foundation of the campaign to “flatten the...



 


 

 

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