A critical analysis of the in-service education courses offered at Trinset, with particular reference to Geography

Mniki, Felicia Nobesuthu Vuyiswa (2000) A critical analysis of the in-service education courses offered at Trinset, with particular reference to Geography. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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The aim of establishing the Transkei Teachers’ In- Service College (Trinset) in 1986 by the former Transkei Department of Education, was to alleviate the problem of inappropriately qualified teachers. This problem was seen as impacting negatively on the performance of matriculation candidates in the final examinations. In the twelve years since the college’s inception there has been no formal evaluation, this despite the perception of the importance of evaluation as an integral part of planning and implementation for any educational endeavour (Mc Naught, Taylor & O’Donoghue, 1990). This study analyses the courses offered at Trinset with particular reference to the subject of Geography. The aim is to explore how best these courses can support educators in the light of the current changes in South African education. The analysis of the in-service courses used a multifaceted approach guided by the participatory principle underlying Fourth Generation Evaluation. The analysis of the in-service courses offered by Trinset, in particular by the Geography Department, has served to raise questions and to highlight issues that are seen as particularly valuable in the reconfiguration of Trinset that is part of the current educational transformation process in South Africa in terms of the provision of in-service education.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Geography teachers, Training, South Africa, Transkei teachers' in-service college
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Education > Education
ID Code:2331
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:09 Jan 2012 13:30
Last Modified:09 Jan 2012 13:30
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