Beginner Teachers in South Africa: School Readiness, by Fabian Arends

By Fabian Arends

This file summarizes the findings of the 1st wide-scale learn of South African academics within the first few years in their careers undertaken in 5 South African provinces. utilising either qualitative and quantitative learn methodologies, the survey tested the perceptions beginner academics held approximately their talents and competency and people of college managers in regards to the teacher’s functionality in provinces chosen as a result of their particularly excessive absorption of fledgling teachers. one of the findings awarded are a necessity for the dep. of schooling to imagine a severe and supportive position within the improvement of the rookies, the significance of a multisectoral process in bettering stipulations in colleges, and the need of ongoing investigations into powerful educating.

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I know there was a teacher who worked here. Every time when I looked at the file it was good. I never got any hassles. He did not give me any hassles but pay him a visit in class, Hm! We are talking of a different story altogether. He could hardly say a good thing in his lesson. You would look at the children in front of him and feel sorry for them. He was not doing anything. What was in the file was totally different from what was presented in class. za The essence of the argument here is that what is contained in an educator’s file is not necessarily a reflection of what is actually presented in class.

Za At the time that this study was conducted (2006), the DoE was implementing a form of teacher supervision and evaluation that recognised the capacity to be self-critical as an important element of teacher development. The Integrated Quality Management Systems (IQMS) represented a shift from the system of inspection to a system of selfevaluation and external evaluation. The system also attempted to link performance with the development and remuneration of teachers (SACE 2005). Each performance standard included a number of criteria.

Indb 27 2/27/09 3:16:32 PM Beginner teachers in South Africa In interviews with the school managers, similar perceptions of beginner teachers’ content knowledge (generally good) emerged. One of the respondents put it this way: I personally think they [beginner teachers] are good. I mean they are taught the new curriculum, OBE [Outcomes Based Education]. They know it better than the older teachers. Actually the older teachers struggle with the new curriculum and not the new teachers. I don’t see a problem with their knowledge of the new curriculum.

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