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Teacher training as prerequisite for quality early childhood development programmes in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Dicker, Anne-Mari
dc.contributor.author Govindasamy, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-25T12:38:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-25T12:38:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Govindasamy, Sharon (2010) Teacher training as prerequisite for quality early childhood development programmes in South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4228> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4228
dc.description.abstract The Reception Year (Grade R) classroom is the educational setting for lifelong learning to take place. The Reception Year teacher is primarily involved in equipping the young child with care and education. Quality education calls for trained teachers with diverse, intense training; teachers who would use their knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead the child to ultimately reach his/her full potential in the classroom setting through the curriculum. This study investigates what constitutes and influences quality teaching in the Reception Year classroom. The investigation includes a literature review and empirical research using quantitative research approaches and expands on the role of the Reception Year teacher with regards to the child in totality, Grade R curriculum and outcomes-based education. Findings show that teachers with specialised qualifications in early childhood education bring to the Grade R classroom relevant skills, knowledge and attitudes that affect the young child’s developmental needs. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xviii, 179 leaves : col. ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Early childhood en
dc.subject Teacher education en
dc.subject School readiness en
dc.subject Child development en
dc.subject Young learner en
dc.subject Curriculum en
dc.subject Outcomes-based education en
dc.subject.ddc 372.210968
dc.subject.lcsh Early childhood education -- South Africa -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Early childhood educators -- Training of -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Early childhood education -- Study and teaching -- South Africa
dc.title Teacher training as prerequisite for quality early childhood development programmes in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Teacher Education
dc.description.degree M.Ed. (Didactics)


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