Central to our struggle for all these years and central to why we are contesting this election is the struggle to create whole beings. Each time we remind ourselves why we've had a prolonged struggle in our land, we come back to the same answer; that every child, every woman and man in our country, should be given a fair share of a rounded and complete life. At the end of the day when all is said and done, beyond the rhetoric and slogans, we have to ensure that we give every person in our society a fair shot at his or her life. It must be as complete as possible, without the least turbulence and with the most capacity and resources available to develop. For years we fought for the right to a meaningful education. Since our inception the ANC has had no doubts that education was a right and NOT a privilege. Education was used as one of the Nationalist Party government's tools of oppression. However, our children resisted time and time again. In 1976 students and children took it upon themselves to legitimately protest against an illegitimate government and its oppressive education system. We remember with sadness the price that was paid in 1976 on June 16th. It is with anger and sorrow that we recall the government's response. Banners and placards demanding a better education were no protection or match against teargas and the blast of shotguns. If we had to learn about Jan van Riebeeck and the Battle of Blood River, then in future we must learn about Hector Peterson, the Trojan Horse Massacre in Athlone, Boipatong and so many more incidents in our bloody and historical struggle. Education has been the weapon of oppression for too long. We have fought for many years to prove that education is a RIGHT and not a privilege. But the NP argues that June 1976 is a part of the past. They want us to forget the intolerable and unjust systems they created. They say we must only look at the present. So let us turn to the present. The government still spends more than three times as much money on a white pupil as they do on a black pupil. 75% of African people and 50% of Coloured people have no education, or only primary school level. We are still subjected to multiple education departments, despite the monumental waste of resources over the past years. Subsidy cuts have caused fees and accommodation crises for many students. South African whites as a group are believed to achieve the highest educational levels in the world, while African adults have an average of five years of schooling. With this bitter experience in mind, we have to ask how education can be transformed into a tool for development. Now is the time to put these words into action, to create a system which respects the right of every person to quality learning. We have to transform education into an institution that turns out young adults equipped with skills to be productive and contribute to our economy. In addition, we have to ensure that the education gives them all a sense of worth and pride in themselves. This must apply notonly to the present generation of children but to our children's children. We are also faced with a backlog of 15 million adults with no education or insufficient education. The ANC will ensure that the parents and workers of this country become literate and get further education. The parents of our children must be able to improve their levels of education without having to go back to school. Education is our key to a better life for all. Here is how education will help us: Education brings us jobs because it gives us the skills and training to choose the work we wish to do. Qualitative education will give everyone an equal chance to develop their abilities. If the space is created for everyone to start at the same levle it allows peace to permeate through the land. Education brings us freedom, the freedom to grow and to use all our resources to their full potential. For decades students, teachers, parents have raised...
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Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...world who told us the truth as our guidance in this life.
My beloved brothers and sisters,
Today I’d like to tell you about Education because we know that education is a very important thing in our life. In this good chance, I’m going to deliver my speech which has title “Improving The Quality of Education in Indonesia”.
My beloved brothers and sisters,
A country without a well structured educational system is doomed becauseeducation is the key to any form of development in a country. Education in Indonesia is primarily the responsibility of the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia. According to the Indonesian Constitution, all citizens must undertake nine years of compulsory education, six years at elementary level and three in junior high school. The constitution also notes that education in Indonesia is divided into two major parts, formal and non-formal.
Since our independence in 1945, our Government has steadily made efforts to improve and expand our education system. Over the years, significant efforts have been made to develop all levels of formal education in Indonesia, from elementary to university education.
The extent to which a nation has achieved success in improving its education is a barometer for measuring its development. Education in...
...Budapest. Why do I say life-changing? This decision of my parents makes it possible for me to stand here now. In the United States, at an acknowledged university. I went to school on that first day without being able to understand a single word of English. There I was surrounded by foreign classmates and teachers, none of whom I could talk to. Now here I am, standing in front of you and if you asked me to speak French or German, it wouldn’t be a problem either. For this ability of mine, I am endlessly thankful to my parents. They provided me with such a bilingual education that will benefit me in several ways throughout my life.
Languages are a door to the world. Languages open our eyes towards other cultures. Languages let us interact with people of different nationalities and therefore provide us with huge opportunities throughout our career, whatever we choose it to be.
Bilingual education must be strengthened in the United States. Schools must emphasize teaching a second language. But first of all, you are the decision makers. There are plenty of ways to enhance your language skills and broaden your opportunities. And I didn’t even mention the most important thing yet: the valuable knowledge which you can provide your future children with.
Let me start my reasoning with a few interesting facts that you might not have heard before.
Yes, you are all very lucky. My fellow international students will know...
...Good Morning to all,
Let me tell you, I am with the motion that computers are good for school children’s education. What is education? It is wholesome development of children’s mind and body. I feel and firmly believe that Computer is intelligent tool for speedy development.
Let us talk how advantageous it is …. Computers with help of internet are huge store houses … you can have access to any and all information ….. Any material, idea, even thoughts are easily accessed in another word whole world is now click away. You know due to computers process of learning has gone beyond prescribed books. Think of olden days, where you have to go through all pages of books to find small details. Now you give some important words to computers which will take you to right place within seconds. This has become an aid to learning process for presenting complicated theory graphically and become tool to optimize school children’s potential.
Because of computers distance education has become a reality. It has crossed the boundaries of class rooms. In my view computers are smartly used as teaching aid. This has made learning easier and interesting. School children can even relax by playing computer games and simultaneously acquire computer operating skills. Mouse controlling practiced while playing will be very useful at work later on.
Let me quote yesterday’s example I have prepared my speech in words file in computer. You know...
Futsal is a ball game played by two teams, each comprised of five members. The goal is to put the ball into the opponent's goal, by manipulating the ball with the foot. In addition to the five main players, each team is also allowed to have a backup player. Unlike a football game in the other room, futsal field lines is limited, not net or board.
Futsal also well known for a variety of other names. The term "Futsal" is the international term, derived from the Spanish or Portuguese, and futbol sala
Futsal was started in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani created a version of football for competition in YMCAs. In Brazil, this version developed on the streets of Sao Paulo, and eventually a rule book was published. The sport began to spread across South America, and its popularity ensured that a governing body was formed under the name of FIFUSA (Federación Internacional de Fútbol de Salón) in 1971, along with the World Championships. The first FIFUSA World Championships were held in São Paulo, with hosts Brazil crowned champions ahead of Paraguay and Uruguay. Even more countries participated in the second World Championships held in Madrid in 1985. Due to a dispute between FIFA and FIFUSA over the administration of fútbol, FIFUSA coined the word fut-sal in 1985. The first international futsal matches held in the U.S. in December 1985, at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California
In 2004, members of PANAFUTSAL (La...
...SPECOM SPEECH WRITING
“Education is a key to success.” It gives us knowledge of the world around us, while opening doors to brilliant career opportunities. Education builds confidence to make decisions, to face life, and to accept successes and failures. The best way to reach career success is to map out a strategy and set goals. Education can be a source that could lead someone for a better future. Having seventeen or eighteen years of waking up early in the morning, doing home works and projects and staying late at night to study for exams is not an easy task to do. But, for you, what is success? For some, success is the accomplishment of the goal aimed by a person. But for me, success means that it is one way of proving to others that I have determination and patience with what I am doing. Also, it is telling to others that I am willing to do everything just to reach my goals. And how come education becomes the key to success? In today’s modern and competitive society, we cannot deny the fact that we must equip ourselves with plenty of knowledge, thoughts or ideas and skills in order for us to enhance God’s given talents for us. Also, through education, we can learn more and improve ourselves in whatever field we do have.
Professionals like pharmacists, doctors, engineers and lawyers surely gave importance to their education. With proper...
...greater than any obstacle.” –Christian D. Larson
Education matters, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to achieve! Committing yourself to pursuing knowledge in a single area is a tremendous endeavor – one that often seems overwhelming given the depth and breadth of information that’s available today.
WHEN GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION: WHAT’S NEXT?
This educational/motivational speech is specifically designed for students who are struggling academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. This highly engaging speech will educate students about the benefits of not giving up. Equally as important, this speech/presentation will share some possible results when students choose to give up and not secure a formal, structured education. This motivational speech will help students understand what attitudes and behaviors are needed to never give up, but to always do their best while attending school. This interactive speech/presentation will inform students about the major differences between doing what is right and doing what is best. When students take the active position to not give up on themselves and to not give up academically, what’s next? This speech/presentation will provide the right answer, useful recommendations and helpful solutions.
SOAR BEYOND THE LIMITATIONS
This presentation will give students insight and strategies that will help them move...
...dedication to education. To acknowledge the contributions of all teachers I hereby share the transcript of one of my speeches on the importance of education.
In Mid 2009 I joined a public speaking club (the Northern Exposure Toastmasters Club) and I was invited to talk about myself at one of its meetings. I delivered a speech entitled “Education has changed my life”, and the submission is a slightly revised version of my originalspeech. I share it because I feel it is still very relevant – it is never too much to emphasize how important education is in our lives.
Supported by a Ford Foundation IFP fellowship I started my PhD program (in public health) at the University of Melbourne in 2004 and successfully completed my PhD in 2007. I have been a health researcher at Cancer Council Victoria since then.
FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH:
Title of speech: “Education has changed my life”
(Delivered by Dr. Lin Li in July 2009 at a meeting of the Northern Exposure Toastmasters Club, Melbourne)
Thank you Toastmaster.
Good evening ladies and gentlemen:
I believe in education. Without a good education I could not be here tonight, speaking to you in English.
I was born in 1968 in a small village in Yunnan province in southwest China. My parents are farmers who speak ethnic Bai language,...