Die opleiding van leerlingleiers in primêre skole in Transvaal
Botha, Salmon Petrus
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In Introduction the question Is asked whether the present system of pupil leadership does promote the training of pupil leaders. The purpose of the study has been to reflect on pupil leadership from the angle of the available literature and to Investigate the practice of pupils leadership in primary schools In the Transvaal by means of a structured questionnaire. The research was directed at Afrikaans and double-medium primary schools In the Transvaal. A random sample of 28,6% (145 from 506) schools was drawn. The most important conclusions reached from the study of literature and the empirical investigation are that primary schools in the Transvaal are moving away from the traditional prefect system, that the different-sized schools have their own specific kinds of problems In the appointment and training of pupil leaders, and that there is room for improvement In the process of identification and training of pupil leaders In primary schools in the Transvaal. It Is recommended that the identification and training of pupil leaders should be focused on penetratingly and brought to the notice of the responsible personnel by means of the orientation and regional courses. Attention will then have to be given to the various size-categories of schools, so that the needs of each size-category can be attended to and discussed. Teachers' Training Colleges and universities responsible for the training of teaching staff should equip future teachers better to be able to cope effectively with the development of future leaders. The last word has not been spoken with regard to the training of pupil leaders. The training of pupil leaders In the Republic ,of South Africa Is a topic that warrants serious research attention.
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