Criteria for effective training of pre–service educators within outome–based education
Nkanzela, Degrena Nokuzola
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This is a case study that was conducted at Cicirha College of Education in the Umtata district in the Eastern Region of the Eastern Cape Province. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the criteria for effective training of pre-service educators within OBE. The background of the study area, the problem statement and questions and also the objectives of research were fully discussed in chapter one. In chapter two, a research on recent publications in the subject was done. Keywords were: outcome-based education, educator, change, assessment and evaluation. This literature study was done to attain objectives in chapter one and also to provide the theoretical background to evaluate the fmdings in chapter four. Chapter three dealt with norms and standards for teacher training, roles that the teacher must be prepared to play, outcomes to be applied in teacher training, assessment and evaluation in teacher training. With regard to chapter four, the researcher collected data on the 18 July 2001 at Cicirha College of Education. Twenty student-teachers were selected randomly from each class of all year groups. The population was proportionally compiled with male and female student-teachers of both training programmes (SPTD and JPTD). The total number of the sample was 100 students. Questionnaires were also supplied to the management team and the trainers or lecturers. The researcher also interviewed the rector on management, curriculum and class activities. The Statistical Support Services of the PU for CHE helped to identify the most appropriate statistical techniques to analyse the data. Recommendations and conclusions of the study were made in chapter five.
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