The Learning Trust

The Learning Trust is a non-profit, grant making and capacity support service provider whose focus is to support and strengthen local, effective and sustained educational interventions and community clusters that target South Africa's children growing up in conditions of poverty and exclusion.

South African and International Research

Take a look through our collection of South African as well as international research findings:

Waves for Change Impact Report 2015 (pdf)
The Learning Trust's After School Community of Practice Learning Brief (pdf)
Strategies for reducing inequalities and improving developmental outcomes for young children in low-income and middle-income countries (pdf)
Are High-Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from a Bold Social Experiment in Harlem (pdf)
Everyday Democracy 'Strong starts for children' 2010 (pdf)
The productivity argument for investing in young children 2007 (pdf)
How the world's best performing schools come out on top 2008 (pdf)
Re-imagining the 21st century school day 2010 (pdf)
Schooling reform is possible - Lessons for South Africa from international experience (pdf)
Are High-Quality Schools Enough to Close the Achievement Gap? Evidence from a Bold Social Experiment in Harlem (pdf)
Whats right in SA schools 2010 (pdf)
Low quality education as a poverty trap 2011 (pdf)
Signalling performance: Continuous assessment and matriculation examination marks in South African schools (pdf)
Beginners Guide to M&E (docx)
Policy brief: Early language, literacy and mathematics learning: Why does it matter and who benefits?
The Learning Trust ECD research report 2013
Seven dangerous shifts in the public education crisis
Expand ED Schools by TASC Annual Report 2011 (pdf)
Why Investments in Early Childhood Work
New Centre for the Community School

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