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Recent patterns in the extent and quality of pre-primary education in South Africa Recent patterns in the extent and quality of pre-primary education in South Africa HOT

A recent paper, using new household data, indicates that the percentage of Grade 1 learners who have experienced pre-primary schooling increased substantially between 2004 and 2008, from 60% to 80%. Evidence is also found that for certain poor learners having participated in pre-primary schooling improves performance in primary school mathematics tests.
This policy brief is largely based on findings from a 2010 paper titled Policy note on pre-primary  schooling: An empirical contribution to the 2009 Medium Term Strategic Framework by Martin Gustafsson.

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Category Policy Briefs
Author Martin Gustafsson.