Factors Affecting Teaching and Learning in South African Public Schools
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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46 learners African educators analysis annual school fees Asian average annual school average number Boland Cape and Northern Cape Town category of 25—35 cent Central Municipality DC38 City of Cape Class sizes conditions in schools DC31 rural DC9 urban informal Eastern Cape educators in urban factors Figure formal contact hours funds geographic location high annual school higher number higher percentage HIV/AIDS among educators hours by province indicates informal and non-urban KwaZulu-Natal large classes learners from poor Learners in provinces Learners per class Limpopo longer formal contact low annual school low matric pass matric pass rates Mean annual school Mpumalanga non-urban areas North West Northern Cape number of formal number of learners overall Percentage educators Learners poor matric results poor schools prevalence of HIV/AIDS provinces with high provinces with low School governing body Sekhukhune South Africa teaching and learning three-year period urban formal areas urban-based Uthungulu Western
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