The notion that we have excellent policies, but somehow lack the capacity to implement them, has become a too-easy cliché in our democratic South Africa.
A case in point is the basic education department’s newly introduced vocational and occupational studies.
This heralds a curriculum shift in the schooling system, in which the present basic education sector is to be equipped to strengthen the three-stream model — academic, occupational and vocational — to meet the social, economic and human resources needs of a thriving and globally competitive society.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with the curriculum shift in theory but, in practice, there is everything…
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