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An exploration into the school related factors that causes high matriculation failure rates in Physical Science in public high schools of Alexandra Township

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dc.contributor.advisor Nkopodi, N.
dc.contributor.author Muzah, Patson
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-31T11:20:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-31T11:20:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-21
dc.identifier.citation Muzah, Patson (2011) An exploration into the school related factors that causes high matriculation failure rates in Physical Science in public high schools of Alexandra Township, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5299> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/5299
dc.description.abstract The exploratory study investigated school related factors responsible for high matriculaion failure rates in physical science in public high schools of Alexandra Township in South Africa. The target population included all Further Education and Training (FET) science educators and learners in Alexandra Township. An extreme-case sampling method was used to select a sample of two schools. Data was collected through two different closed questionnaires, one for educators (n=10) and the other for learners (n=250). The results were analyzed using mainly descriptive tatistics. The results, according to the views and opinions of educators and learners showed that the main causes of high failure rates are poor educator qualifications, outdated teaching methods, massive workloads, high levels of absenteeism and acute deficiencies in aspects related to: resources, subject content, classroom management skills, proficiency in language of instruction and assessment, motivation and perseverance. Recommendations for practice and policy are suggested. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 222, [21] leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Teaching sciences en
dc.subject Learning sciences en
dc.subject Aims of science en
dc.subject Science education en
dc.subject Science resources en
dc.subject Causes of failure en
dc.subject Achievement en
dc.subject Skills and competences en
dc.subject Mixed ability learners en
dc.subject Motivation en
dc.subject.ddc 373.12850968221
dc.subject.lcsh Physical sciences -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Alexandra (Johannesburg)
dc.subject.lcsh Science -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Alexandra (Johannesburg)
dc.subject.lcsh School failure -- South Africa -- Alexandra (Johannesburg)
dc.subject.lcsh Public schools -- South Africa -- Alexandra (Johannesburg)
dc.title An exploration into the school related factors that causes high matriculation failure rates in Physical Science in public high schools of Alexandra Township en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Further Teacher Education
dc.description.degree M. Ed. (Natural Science Education)


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