The perceptions that mentors and in-service teachers in the basic education teacher diploma have of the nature and role of the mentoring system

Mostert, Johan André (2004) The perceptions that mentors and in-service teachers in the basic education teacher diploma have of the nature and role of the mentoring system. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Abstract

This contextual analysis is concerned with the study of the Basic Education Teacher's Diploma In-service Curriculum. It is based on the following assumptions: firstly, that the BETD (Inset and Preset) represents the Namibian Educational Reform in the realm of Teacher Education. Secondly, it is assumed that the BETD as a vehicle for reform in Teacher Education should yield teachers who are capable of change and development.Based on the above-mentioned assumptions, this analysis examines this Teacher Education course/programme against some criteria pertinent to its philosophy. A critical analysis of its curriculum in terms of some core subjects, as well as its practical implementation, will form the basis of this scrutiny. Secondary to the above, this analysis also intends to reflect this sociohistoric and economic context in which the BETD has been designed. An underlying motive in this analysis is to study the dynamics between the philosophy, which represents the heart and intention of the Namibian educational reform on the one hand and implementation which in turn delivers the end product or final outcome of the course on the other hand. This analysis should also fit into the current debate between conservatives who claim that the BETD lacks content and is therefore inferior, and those who claim that the course adequately prepares teachers for the needs of Basic Education.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Educational change Namibia, Curriculum planning, Teacher Training
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Education > Education
ID Code:2755
Deposited By: Philip Clarke
Deposited On:04 May 2012 12:14
Last Modified:04 May 2012 12:14
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