Professor of Education Policy, University of the Witwatersrand
Brahm Fleisch is Professor of Education Policy in the Division of Education Leadership, Policy and Skills at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Brahm did his graduate studies at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. After moving back to South Africa in 1990, he has lectured in education in the Wits School of Education and served as a district director in the newly formed Gauteng Department of Education. He developed and coordinated the Professional Certificate in Education Finance, Planning and Education Economics. His books include: Primary Education in Crisis: Why South African Schoolchildren Underachieve in Reading and Mathematics and (co-authored with Stu Woolman) The Constitution in the Classroom: Law and Education in South Africa, 1994-2008. His current research and professional work focuses on successful system-wide instructional reform. Since 2010, Brahm has served as the advisor of the Gauteng Department of Education and National Education Collaboration Trust. He served as Counsellor on the South African Council of Educators from 2012-2017 He is currently co-principal investigator on two large randomised control trial studies on instructional change.
Recent work by Brahm Fleisch
Face-to-face interactions between teachers and their coaches might yield better results in teacher training than more high-tech, virtual approaches