Current Policies: Education
Q: What are the six broad areas in which the SABC provides educational programmes across its services?
Arising from the Broadcasting Act, the SABC has identied the following educational programme areas:
• Early Childhood Development
• Children at Home
• Formal Education
• Youth Development
• Adult and Human Resources Development
• Public Education
Q: What priority is given to education needs?
The SABC ensures that its educational programmes address imbalances in the historical provision of education, especially, but not exclusively, those based on race, gender and disability The SABC links its educational broadcasting to national priorities and needs, supporting the achievement of outcomes- based education, lifelong learning, and the association of educational and life experiences.
Q: Does the SABC’s educational programming policy commit to formal or informal education or both?
The SABC commits itself to providing innovative educational programmes of excellent quality across our radio and television services, aimed at meeting the diverse formal and informal learning needs of all our audiences, including children, youth and adults.
Review: Educational Programming
• Are the above (& other clauses) in the policies still relevant and where should adjustments be made?
• Education is the only part of the Policies that deals extensively with children’s programming. However, the Reithian formulation of entertaining and informing applies to youngsters as well – surely the provision needs to be made for policies around children’s programming.