Secondary schools in the impoverished urban areas of the Western Cape in South Africa fail to achieve the minimum pass rate of 60% in the National Senior Certificate (NSC), which is the exit examinations for learners before they can consider going to Varsity. The reforms and efforts of the government fail to consider the context of these schools as well as the historical effects of these schools.
How can effective leadership and management transform these schools from underperforming to moderate or high performing schools just like their counter parts from affluent areas who had been privileged?
The teachers at these schools were students during the apartheid era and have received a sub-level education but are expected to come up with amazing results at the end of the students schooling career. How possible is this?
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