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The implementation of outcomes-based education in the Eastern Cape - a management perspective at micro level

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dc.contributor.advisor Pretorius, S.G. en
dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, Lynette Erika en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T10:54:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T10:54:05Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11
dc.date.submitted 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1529
dc.description.abstract The research focuses on the implementation of Outcomes-based Education (OBE) from a management perspective, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. This being a largely rural province, teachers are often un- or underqualified and in-service training for curriculum implementation is constrained by logistical problems such as vast distances, lack of physical facilities and resources and language barriers. In spite of extensive socio-political changes since 1994, these barriers remain. A thorough study of the literature provides an understanding of the foundations of OBE in the light of a need for relevant education in a democratic South Africa. The purpose, forms, characteristics and key elements of an outcomes-based approach are described, as well as the role of the teacher in curriculum implementation. OBE is a futuristic education approach embodying a radical shift from the traditional content-based approach followed in the previous education dispensation. The initial curriculum aimed at realising the new OBE approach, was known as Curriculum 2005 and is described according to its key elements. Thereafter, the debate surrounding Curriculum 2005 and the problems associated with its implementation are identified. The Revised National Curriculum Statement, produced after the review of Curriculum 2005, is outlined and the roles of the teacher, principal and district officials in terms of the new curricula are then dealt with. Attention is then given to the roles of district officials, principals and teachers in managing the curriculum since all three role players have crucial roles to play at district, school and classroom levels. This theoretical discussion provides the framework for the qualitative study in determining the perceptions of these role players in the implementation of OBE in the Eastern Cape. Data was collected by means of individual and focus group interviews with a small sample of district officials, principals and teachers, selected through a combination of judgement and convenience sampling. An examination of documents was also carried out. The findings suggest factors that encouraged or hampered the implementation of OBE at district, school and classroom levels. Finally, based on the findings of both the literature and empirical studies, recommendations were provided for the improvement of OBE implementation in the Eastern Cape. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (268 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Assessment en
dc.subject Change en
dc.subject Classroom level en
dc.subject Curriculum en
dc.subject Curriculum 2005 en
dc.subject Curriculum Implementation en
dc.subject Curriculum Management en
dc.subject District level en
dc.subject Managing Change en
dc.subject National Curriculum Statement en
dc.subject Outcomes-based Education en
dc.subject Policy en
dc.subject Revised National Curriculum Statement en
dc.subject Role of District Official en
dc.subject Role of Principal en
dc.subject Role of Teacher en
dc.subject School level en
dc.subject.ddc 370.11096875
dc.subject.lcsh Competency-based education -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Educational change -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum planning -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum 2005
dc.subject.lcsh Education and state -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
dc.subject.lcsh School management and organization -- South Africa -- Eastern Cape
dc.title The implementation of outcomes-based education in the Eastern Cape - a management perspective at micro level en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Education Management en
dc.description.degree D.Ed. (Education Management) en


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