Proudly South African: Johannesburg teacher named one of the world's 50 best teachers

Proudly South African: Johannesburg teacher named one of the world's 50 best teachers

- Marjorie Brown teaches at a Johannesburg school

- She has been named among the world's 50 best teachers

- She appears in the 2018 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize shortlist

A teacher at the Roedean School in Johannesburg has been named one of the world's 50 best teachers.

Marjorie Brown. Photo: iol.co.za

Marjorie Brown. Photo: iol.co.za

Briefly.co.za has learnt that Marjorie Brown appears in the 2018 Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize shortlist.

The Prize, which is the most prestigious accolade for teachers worldwide, comes with an award of $1million (R13million). The winner will be announced in March 2018.

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Marjorie has made it to the shortlist from a pool of over 30,000 teachers from 173 countries. She is Head of History Department at Roedan school.

In an interview with iol.co.za, she said she's determined to help address literacy issues in South Africa.

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She said:

More than 20 years into democracy, South Africa is still a country of great inequality where only eight percent of public schools have well-resourced libraries.
It’s only through the rights afforded by improved literacy levels that South Africans can - and will - work to level the playing fields in education.

Murray Thomas, Executive Head of Roedean School, praised Marjorie for her excellence as a history teacher.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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