15 Jun 2016

Taking NZ education methods to deprived children overseas

From Nine To Noon, 11:26 am on 15 June 2016

Sally Angelson is a development and education worker who has been transplanting the best aspects of New Zealand's education system to Zambia and war-torn Sri Lanka.

She has a background in international relations and the use of education to empower people in areas that are afflicted by poverty and conflict.

Sally has worked for ChildFund New Zealand since 2007 and has spearheaded the ATLAS programme that draws on active learning techniques, that are used in New Zealand, that includes having children, their parents and communities more involved in their learning with more interaction in classrooms.

The pilot programme in Zambia has had phenomenal results - with pass rates for the participating schools' jumping from 20 percent to 80 percent.