Factors Affecting Teaching and Learning in South African Public Schools

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HSRC Press, 2005 - AIDS (Disease) - 20 pages
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This study examines material issues affecting the quality of teaching and learning in South African public schools, both within and external to the classroom environment. The findings reveal significant disparities in conditions, both within and between provinces. Compounded by the effects of ill-health related to HIV/AIDS, these disparities are likely to hamper any efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning in South African public schools.

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Page 13 - teacher's ability to make pedagogically fruitful use of materials, students' work, and their own subject matter knowledge. Similarly, the quality of materials depends both on how accessible and engaging they are for learners and on how well they enable teachers to make sense of and use them.
Page 13 - should be expanded and increased), the quality of instruction: does not inhere in teachers' formal qualification or the caliber of materials, but in how the knowledge and skill is deployed to frame tasks and use instructional resources ... Teacher quality is determined less by a teacher's formal

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