Our government spends 20% of total government expenditure on education, of which 78% goes to teacher salaries. Yet, the education system continues to propagate, rather than mitigate, inequality. If you are born into a family which is poor, your prospects for social mobility are very slim. Education is the main driver of social mobility but the system continues to reproduce inequality because there are so few good schools, which are also geographically and financially inaccessible to the poor. Nicholas Spaull, 12 July 2012
When pupils have textbooks their teachers can make more effective use of class time by avoiding tasks such as copying text onto a chalkboard. This results in more time being available for pupils to spend on active learning. Textbooks also permit teachers to utilize a wider range of teaching strategies such as: assigning reading exercises to the whole class while providing more focussed teaching to slower learners, stimulating classroom discussions about material that has been read by all pupils, and providing reading homework and associated questions that reinforce classroom lessons.
LEARNING AND TEACHING SUPPORT MATERIAL REQUIRED:
- White boards
- Educational Charts
- Age/grade appropriate readers, text books, sound phonic workbooks etc.
- Printers, photocopying machines, fax machines, telephones, computers, laminating machines.
- Plastic sleeves, files