|dc.description.abstract||The teacher has a notable legal duty with regard to attentive supervision and the safety
of the pupils in the workshop.
It is expected of the professionally trained workshop teacher to look after the pupil
placed in his care as conscientiously as a solicitous father would. The teacher's discretion
and conduct should always be based on predictable and preventative action. Because
pupils cannot possibly have the discernment of adults about more and Jess dangerous
situations, the teacher should make provision for this factor in. his daily planning.
Juridical aspects such as solicitous care, predictable and preventative action, in addition
to the elements of accountability such as action, illegality, guilt, causality and damage
demarcate and elucidate the daily task of the workshop teacher, who should ascertain
that he is familiar with all these aspects. Because of this, a literature research on this
matter has been undertaken.
The aim of the empirical research has been to determine the present state of knowledge
of the workshop teacher regarding to certain educational law aspects and the teacher's
solicitous supervising role concerning pupil safety.
A case study with appropriate questions on juridical teaching matters has been used
to determine if the workshop teacher is capable of applying in practice, during normal
situations, those juridical instructions which apply directly to his profession.
By means of this empirical study the following problems were identified:
• The respondents revealed an ignorance with regard to the following characteristic
behaviour traits of pupils: impulsiveness, recklessness, disobedience, inconsiderate
motion and disadvantage-causing behaviour.
• A large number of respondents were not capable of applying their knowledge
of juridical teaching matters in a case study.
Specific recommendations have been made which should lead to a more sound prepared
workshop teacher for his task as solicitous supervisor of his pupils' safety.||en_US