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Evaluating the impact of the principles of the National curriculum statement on grade 10 Life Orientation

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dc.contributor.advisor Lebeloane, Lazarus Donald Mokula, 1961-
dc.contributor.author Skosana, Petrus Sizani
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-05T13:00:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-05T13:00:48Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation Skosana, Petrus Sizani (2010) Evaluating the impact of the principles of the National curriculum statement on grade 10 Life Orientation, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4902> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4902
dc.description.abstract Effective implementation of the principles of the National curriculum Statement (NCS) for Life Orientation has various requirements. Thus, with a specific focus on Life Orientation in grade 10, the study aimed at investigating various issues around the implementation of these principles. To this end, a mixed-methods approach was used. In the quantitative phase, questionnaires were used. In the qualitative phase, focus groups and interviews were used to collect data. Similar questions were asked in both phases. The sample was a group of 48 Life Orientation teachers from 48 secondary schools in the Gauteng West district. Ethical issues were considered. Techniques to ensure validity and reliability were also taken into account. The results showed that, in general: • the introduction of the NCS in Life Orientation had resulted in too much paperwork and administration for the teachers; • the principles of the NCS had not helped to transform education from the apartheid era system of education to the present democratic system of education; • the teachers were poorly trained with regard to implementing the principles of the NCS in the sense that there were not enough workshops and follow-up support provided; • the principles of the NCS were not implemented at schools, among others because there were problems with the distribution of policies to the teachers via the school management; • the implementation of the principles of the NCS did not make the envisaged impact on learner attitudes since the attitudes of many learners were often negative; • the implementation of the principles of the NCS did not make the envisaged impact on learner respect for other cultures; • the principles of the NCS did not have the ideal impact on morals, values and standards; or impact significantly on crime rate, learner pregnancy or disrespect at school; and• the principles of the NCS did not support learners well to acquire life skills. • However, the principles of the NCS in Life Orientation were more successful with regards to helping address barriers to learning. In line with the above, recommendations were made and the limitations of the study were pointed out. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 212 leaves) : col. ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Life orientation en
dc.subject Evaluating en
dc.subject Impact en
dc.subject Principles en
dc.subject Outcomes-based education en
dc.subject Curriculum 2005 (C2005) en
dc.subject Learning programmes en
dc.subject Critical outcomes en
dc.subject Teaching methods en
dc.subject Constructivism en
dc.subject.ddc 158.1071268
dc.subject.lcsh Life skills -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- South Africa -- Evaluation
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa.|bDept. of Education. -- National curriculum statement grades 10-12
dc.title Evaluating the impact of the principles of the National curriculum statement on grade 10 Life Orientation en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Further Teacher Education
dc.description.degree D. Ed. (Curriculum Studies)


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