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The establishment of a learning culture as a prerequisite for academic achievement

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dc.contributor.advisor De Witt, M. W. (Maria Wilhelmina), 1946- Masitsa, Mbotho Gilbert en 2015-01-23T04:25:07Z 2015-01-23T04:25:07Z 1995-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Masitsa, Mbotho Gilbert (1995) The establishment of a learning culture as a prerequisite for academic achievement, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The investigation of the relationship between the learning culture and academic achievement is the focal point of this research. Owing to the poor scholastic performance of particularly black matric pupils in the erstwhile Department of Education and Training, an investigation was launched into the Department with a view to identify the possible causes of poor matric performance. As a point of departure an in-depth study was made into aspects of the Department of Education and Training, including those which did not fall within the ambit of the Department, which would shed light on the possible causes of poor matric results. The study revealed many signs and incidents which are symptomatic of an eroded culture of learning in a considerable number of schools. Subsequently, a comprehensive study of the establishment of a learning culture was made. According to this study the establishment of a learning culture should transcend the boundaries of the school because pupils do not only learn and study at school, but at home and in the community as well. After concluding this study it immediately became evident that a considerable number of black schools fall far short of the requirements of a learning culture. The responsibilities of the principal as the manager and instructional leader of his school, together with the selection of the principal and teachers for employment, were the next to be studied. Proper performance of the aforementioned functions as well as proper selection of either the principal or teachers for employment can contribute enormously towards establishing a positive school climate. In the empirical research data was gleaned by means of questionnaires. Thereafter the Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient was used to determine the correlation between variables and the t-test and chi-square test were used to test the null hypothesis. From the empirical investigation it emerged that there is a relationship between a learning culture and academic achievement. The ultimate conclusion reached is that the establishment of a learning culture is a prerequisite for academic achievement. Arising from this research certain conclusions were drawn, recommendations were made and areas for possible future research were suggested.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (451 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Act of establishing
dc.subject Learning climate
dc.subject Scholastic atmosphere.
dc.subject Culture for scholastic achievement
dc.subject Atmosphere condusive to learning
dc.subject Pre-condition for performance
dc.subject Learning success
dc.subject School success
dc.subject Study success
dc.subject Secondary schools
dc.subject Matric pupils
dc.subject Matric examination
dc.subject.ddc 370.1523 en
dc.subject.lcsh Learning, Psychology of en
dc.subject.lcsh Learning and scholarship en
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement en
dc.subject.lcsh Blacks -- Education (Higher) -- South Africa -- History en
dc.title The establishment of a learning culture as a prerequisite for academic achievement en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Psychology of Education D. Ed. (Psychology of Education) en

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