Evaluation of environmental education courses in Bophuthatswana colleges of education

Leketi, Makgau Peter (1993) Evaluation of environmental education courses in Bophuthatswana colleges of education. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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This study evaluates Environmental Education courses in Bophuthatswana Colleges of Education. The semi-structured interviews with final year students, lecturers, rectors of colleges offering the courses, external examiners and the course co-ordinator at the Institute of Education at the University of Bophuthatswana (Unibo) are made. Written documents relating to Environmental Education courses, such as students' examination answer books, moderators' reports and minutes of meetings, are also used to evaluate the courses. Specifically, the aim of this study is to identify the strengths and the weaknesses of Environmental Education courses in Bophuthatswana Colleges of Education and this would present a contribution in the research field and also be useful in the further refinement of the courses. Strengths and weaknesses identified in this research are related to knowledge of Environmental Education and environmental issues, the syllabuses of the Environmental Education courses, the operation of the courses, the examining of the courses and the ethos and support of the colleges and the local university's Institute of Education. New insights are gained inter alia into the operation of Environmental Education courses in the Teacher Education programme in Bophuthatswana. An important contribution of the study is the application of the phenomenological paradigm, since it allows understanding of subjective experience as far as the operation of Environmental Education is concerned.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Environmental education, Courses, Curriculum, Colleges of Education, Bophuthatswana, Strengths, Weaknesses
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
Supervisors:Irwin, P.R. and Holderness, W.L.
ID Code:4208
Deposited By: Philip Clarke
Deposited On:10 Dec 2012 07:40
Last Modified:10 Dec 2012 07:40
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