Self-empowerment for teachers as an aspect of curriculum development.

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dc.contributor.author Mashathini, Nditsheni Frans
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-05T11:38:34Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-05T11:38:34Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-05T11:38:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/543
dc.description.abstract The research was mainly confined to secondary schools in the Limpopo Province where a lack of self-empowerment amongst the educators is the order of the day. The research question of the study was generated as follows: Does the lack of self-empowerment amongst the teachers in the Limpopo Province (Region 3) have a negative impact on the development of a common self-empowerment for the teachers? The main objectives of the research were to give teachers some guidelines for efficient as well as successful self-empowerment practices for better functioning and service in secondary schools in the Limpopo Province. The hypothesis generated was formulated as follows: The development of self-empowerment by teachers which maintain good relationships with their community will result in the strong possibility that they will have fewer development problems. The research was conducted by means of a phenomenological approach. The following concepts were defined: self-empowerment, curriculum development, development for whole school curriculum development, involvement and participation. Historical perceptions of teachers and their participation and involvement were highlighted and the history of self-empowerment in the Limpopo Province was discussed. The composition of the teachers fell into two categories, namely, untrained and under- trained (as far as self-empowerment is concerned) teachers. The importance of the teachers’ involvement in self-empowerment was discussed under the following sub- headings: curriculum vision, decision making, design and development, policy-making, appointment of curriculum teaching staff and building and renovating curriculum. The principal may be involved in the self-empowerment activities through the self-empowerment committee. Principals and teachers must receive their knowledge in self-empowerment development during their training at seminars and conferences in order to play their roles in the community-self-empowerment relationships. As a result, principals will be enabled to fulfill their tasks as cooperative facilitators and as relationship establishers in the community-self-empowerment relations. For example, principals must see to it that teachers must be considered as collaborators in the self-empowerment process, since they have a strong role to play in their learners’ learning and behaviour. In the second place, principals should be friendly towards the teachers because complete frankness makes for good relationships. This, in due course, can bear fruit so that all go well that ends well to the benefit of the whole school. en
dc.description.sponsorship Dr. M.C. van Loggerenberg en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject teachers' in-service training en
dc.subject teacher effectiveness en
dc.subject in-service training en
dc.subject curriculum planning en
dc.subject principals' in-service training en
dc.subject Limpopo(South Africa) en
dc.title Self-empowerment for teachers as an aspect of curriculum development. en
dc.type Thesis en

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