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CSTL CONFERENCE REPORT, 6 MARCH 2013, EAST LONDON CSTL CONFERENCE REPORT, 6 MARCH 2013, EAST LONDON

Eastern Cape Department of Education
Steve Vukile Tswete Building, Zwelitsha
27 (040)6084293
+27406084748
3/12/2013
CSTL CONFERENCE REPORT;lINDINKOSI
Detailed Conference Report with delegates attendance registers, selected evaluation forms and Compact Disk with all presentation

Eastern Cape Department of Education
Steve Vukile Tswete Building, Zwelitsha
27 (040)6084293
+27406084748
3/12/2013
CSTL CONFERENCE REPORT;lINDINKOSI
Detailed Conference Report with delegates attendance registers, selected evaluation forms and Compact Disk with all presentation

CSTL CONFERENCE REPORT, 3-5 MARCH 2013

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Eastern Cape Department of Basic Education : Education Social Support Services: Zwelitsha Eastern Cape Province of the Eastern Cape, Steve Vukile Tswete Education Building, Private Bag X0032, Bisho, 5606, RSA Enquiries: Ms ZZ Njotini Email: zukiswa.njotini@edu.ecprov.gov.za Tel: +27 (040)6084293 Fax: +27(040) 6084748

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On the 4th-6th of March 2013, the Eastern Cape Department of Education held the first CSTL provincial conference. It was held at the Education Leadership Institute, Stirling, East London, South Africa. The conference was held against the background of the Eastern Cape Department of Education’s intention to significantly step up efforts to address the barriers to education for vulnerable children, through mainstreaming ‘Care and Support for Teaching and Learning’. The conference provided guidance to all role-players - within and without the ECDoE - who support learners and educators, throughout the school system. It defined two broad roles for the Department of Basic Education, namely delivering and expanding appropriate care and support services in the schools, and creating an enabling environment within the education system, for other stakeholders to support learners and educators. The attendance at the conference was impressive, with more than 80% of the invited delegates attending. The registration process was handled efficiently; this was due to good planning and timely RSVPs from the delegates. Upon registration, the delegates were handed the conference pack with all the necessary information. However, the late arrival of some delegates delayed the conference starting time. The conference was opened on a high note, with the Superintendent General’s address, who drew the delegates’ attention to the fact that in the final analysis, the success of the conference should translate into visible improvement in underperforming schools. The paper by Dr Khumalo of the Department of Basic Education, rationalised ‘Care and Support for Teaching and Learning’, and contextualized it. Mr Govender juxtaposed the CSTL alongside LAIS, and concluded that they were interconnected, and submitted that CSTL is an essential precondition for LAIS. Mr Zibi addressed the delegates and submitted that the Education Social Support Services Chief Directorate had long been underestimated, and its mandate had not been fully understood. He affirmed that the Chief Directorate was significant in its role in supporting teaching and learning, by reducing societal, systemic and intrinsic barriers to learning. The districts presented the work that they have been doing to date, by means of...
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