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Title Challenges and issues facing the education system in South Africa / edited by Marekwa Wilfred Legotlo.

Published Pretoria, South Africa : Africa Institute of South Africa, 2014.
©2014

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Physical description 1 online resource (290 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes AC-SUB.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Orientation / Marekwa Wilfred Legotlo -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Background to schooling problems in South Africa -- 1.3. Challenges facing the school system in South Africa -- 1.3.1. Resource issues -- 1.3.2. Staff related issues -- 1.3.3. Learner issues -- 1.4. Overview of chapters -- 1.4.1. Learner related issues, poverty and schooling -- 1.4.2. Educator related issues -- 1.4.3. Policy implementation -- 1.4.4. Principalship -- 1.5. Summary -- Notes -- ch. 2 Rural Schools in South Africa: issues and challenges / Monde Ndandani -- 2.1. Background -- 2.2. South African rural schools and their socio-economic environment -- 2.3. Geographical location of rural villages and their expectations on schools that serve them -- 2.4. Environment and learning -- 2.5. Pre-schooling within the context and content of an early learning resource unit (elru) -- 2.6. immediate surroundings of rural schools: the other side of the school fence -- 2.6.1. Inside school premises -- 2.7. realities of rural schools in South Africa -- National Nutrition Programme (NSNP) and 'quintile 1' schools -- Resource targeting list -- Visits to Mofofotso 1 and Khunwana village high schools in the North-West Province -- Products of rural schools and their rural homes: engagements to retain pockets of rural population in their home communities -- Sustenance matters in school education -- 2.8. Conclusion and recommendation -- Collaborative mapping of the road to bringing South African rural schools to the centre of educational discourse and dialogue -- Notes -- ch. 3 Farm Schools in South Africa: issues and challenges / Monde Ndandani -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Background on farm schools -- 3.3. Typical farm schools -- Kgotlelela and Reitshokile as typical farm schools -- Visit to Reitshokile combined and Kgotlelela primary schools in Stella area, North-West Province -- 3.4. Mega farm school -- Historical background and further details on mega farm schools in South Africa: the case of North West Provincial Department of Education -- 3.5. Challenges facing mega farm schools -- 3.6. Conclusion and recommendations -- Notes -- ch. 4 Schooling and poverty in South Africa / Monde Ndandani -- 4.1. Conceptual framework -- 4.2. Some of it starts here -- 4.3. Poor communities and their 'no-fee' schools -- 4.4. Accepted practices regarding poverty and schooling in South Africa -- 4.5. Acceptance and adaptation to a life of poverty -- 4.6. Dyadic correlates: poverty and illiteracy -- 4.7. Children of the poor and their career aspirations -- 4.8. Incorporating skills acquisition/learning from the rural environment: curriculum considerations for rural schools -- 4.9. Concerns about the children of the poor and their schooling -- 4.10. Maxims on poverty's impact on the education of children of the poor -- Notes -- ch. 5 Learner rights and challenges in public schools / Almon Shumba -- 5.1. Background -- 5.2. Policies protecting learners from sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools -- 5.3. African Charter on Human and People's Rights -- 5.4. right of learners to have rights in schools -- 5.5. South African documents dealing with learner rights -- 5.6. Types of learner rights in South African schools -- 5.7. Method -- 5.8. Discussion and implications of the findings -- 5.9. Conclusion -- 5.10. Recommendations -- Notes -- ch. 6 School violence in South Africa / Hlengiwe Sehlapelo -- 6.1. Introduction: General perspectives on school violence -- 6.2. Problem statement and conceptual issues -- 6.2.1. Problem statement -- 6.2.2. Conceptual issues -- 6.3. General aim and objectives -- 6.4. Key questions and methodological considerations -- Key research questions -- Methodological considerations -- Conducting conceptual studies -- Rationale for the study -- 6.5. Review of the UN children's rights context and school violence -- 6.6. Review of the African context of learners' rights and school violence -- 6.7. Review of South African learners' rights context and school violence -- constitutional protection of learners' rights in South Africa -- new education policy context -- legislative and regulatory framework -- Construct definition from the African literature perspective -- 6.8. Conceptual analysis -- 6.8.1. Types of school violence -- 6.8.2. Causes and consequences of school violence -- 6.9. Global preventive strategies -- 6.10. Preventive strategies in South Africa -- 6.11. Concluding remarks -- Notes -- ch. 7 Educator motivation and morale in South Africa / Alfred Makura -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Issues, challenges and concerns -- 7.3. Rationale for the study -- 7.4. Preliminary literature study -- 7.4.1. Motivation theory -- 7.4.2. Instinct theory -- 7.4.3. Need theory -- 7.4.4. Drive theory -- 7.4.5. Cognitive theory of motivation -- 7.5. Level and determinants of educator motivation and morale -- 7.6. Impact of educator motivation and morale -- 7.7. Empirical study on educator motivation and morale in South Africa -- Research design -- Sample -- Instrumentation -- Data collection procedure -- Data Analysis -- Results -- 7.8. Discussion -- 7.9. Conclusion and recommendations -- Notes -- ch. 8 All educators for all schools: a case study of teaching practice by student-educators at Mafikeng Campus of North-West University / Monde Ndandani -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Background to the study -- 8.3. Theoretical framework -- 8.4. Selection of participants -- 8.5. Research design and methodology -- 8.6. Data collection methods -- 8.7. Findings and discussion -- Student-educators' questionnaire -- Staff in the Faculty of Education -- Analysis -- 8.8. Conclusion -- Notes -- ch. 9 Challenges in the implementation of inclusive education / Ellen Kakhuta Materechera -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Background -- 9.2.1. Conceptions of disability (and barriers to learning) -- medical model of disability -- social model of disability -- 9.3. Global perspective -- 9.3.1. Inclusive education as perceived and practised in different countries: developed versus developing countries -- comparison of inclusive education practices in two developed countries (US and UK) and two developing countries (India and Malawi) -- Challenges of inclusive education in developing countries -- Ghana -- Zimbabwe -- Lesotho -- Namibia -- Botswana -- 9.4. South African context -- 9.5. Problem statement -- 9.6. study -- Sub-questions -- 9.6.1. Context and participants -- 9.6.2. Data collection -- 9.6.3. Data analysis -- 9.7. Results and discussion -- 9.7.1. Lack of training -- Assumptions about overall benefits of training -- Effects a lack of training has on educators' attitudes, feelings and emotions -- 9.7.2. Workload -- 9.7.3. Large classes and overcrowding -- 9.7.4. Lack of time -- 9.7.5. Lack of resources -- 9.7.6. Resistance to change and negative attitudes -- 9.7.7. Issues of poverty -- 9.8. Conclusions and recommendations -- Conclusions -- Recommendations -- Recommendations confirming previous international and national studies -- Recommendations relating to the more detailed findings -- Notes -- ch. 10 Communities' contribution to school success or failure / Nnior Machomi Morake -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. What is a community? -- 10.3. Conceptualising community involvement and community engagement -- 10.4. Community partnership in school success -- 10.5. Concentrated versus diffused stakeholder involvement -- What is concentrated stakeholder involvement? -- What is diffused stakeholder involvement? -- [" Relative advantage -- [" Compatibility -- [" Complexity -- [" Observability -- [" Trialability -- [" Risk factor -- 10.6. Explaining implementation of success and failure -- 10.7. Challenges facing community involvement in school matters -- 10.8. Best practices regarding meaningful community involvement in school success -- 10.9. Lessons learned about community in school success or failure -- 10.10. Recommendations to policymakers and implementers -- 10.11. Conclusion -- Notes -- ch.
11 Management development needs for school principals / Marekwa Wilfred Legotlo -- 11.1. Background -- 11.2. Introduction -- 11.3. Literature study -- Issues and challenges facing school principals -- Instructional leadership -- 11.4. Professional development of school principals -- Forms of professional development -- Training -- On-site learning programmes -- Networks -- Professional development schools -- 11.5. Programmes for the professional development of principals -- Professional development of school principals in the United Kingdom -- 11.6. Professional development of school principals in South Africa -- From elections to white paper 2 -- Report of the task team on education management development -- Education white paper 3 of 1997 -- Education management and leadership development draft of 2004 -- South African national professional qualification for principalship, 2004 -- South African standard for principalship, 2005 -- 11.7. Research methodology -- 11.8. Findings and discussion -- Programmes for management development for school principals should be well-tested -- Principals are catalysts in efficacy of instruction and management -- Principals should have a qualification in management and leadership before they are appointed to their positions.
Note continued: Not everyone can be a principal and there should be special attributes for appointment to a principal position -- Well-run and better managed schools produce better results and graduates of substance -- school principal should be trained in marketing so that he or she can attract funding for the school -- well-trained and qualified principal forms successful relationships with staff, the community and other stakeholders -- Principalship should not be a promotional position but a professional position -- Principals who have management qualifications always manage changes better than principals who do not have a management qualification -- principal who has undergone management development and training has the confidence to explain rules, procedures and regulations to stakeholders -- 11.9. Recommendations -- Recruitment and retention of school principals -- Prinicipal certification -- Management development programmes for school principals should be customised to ensure responsiveness to particular needs -- Principals should have an integrated understanding of productive organisational development -- Profesionalisation should create confidence in the principal -- 11.10. Conclusion -- Notes -- ch. 12 Summary of recommendations / Marekwa Wilfred Legotlo -- 12.1. Introduction -- 12.2. Recommendations -- 12.2.1. Expand equitable access and fight poverty -- [" Control and stop the mushrooming of informal settlements -- [" Increase bright lights in rural areas -- 12.2.2. Ruralise the school curriculum -- 12.2.3. Improve the quality and delivery of learning materials and textbooks -- 12.2.4. Improve the commitment and morale of educators -- 12.2.5. Address farm school issues -- 12.2.6. Protect learners' rights -- 12.2.7. Strategise to address school violence -- [" Develop and implement safe-school plans -- [" Create curriculum and democratic values -- 12.2.8. Decide on inclusive education issues -- [" Pre-service educator training programmes -- [" In-service programmes -- [" Intensify support for inclusive education -- [" Reduce heavy workloads -- 12.2.9. Improve school-community relations -- 12.2.10. Improve management development of school principals -- [" Recruitment and selection of school principals -- [" Induction and mentoring -- [" Principals' certification patterns -- [" Principal centres and networking -- [" In-service programmes for school principals.
Summary The quality of education is pivotal for the production of human capital and this cannot be compromised by failing to refocus on the quality of education offered in schools. The inputs in the system such as trained and motivated teachers, buildings and classrooms including sanitation, clean water, instructional material such as textbooks, as well as strong leadership with vision to steer the winds of change are important in providing the desired outcomes.
Other author Legotlo, Marekwa Wilfred, editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Education -- South Africa.
Blacks -- Education -- South Africa.
Educational change -- South Africa.
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ISBN 9780798304634 (e-book)
0798304634 (e-book)
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