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Educator workload in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-24T09:15:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-24T09:15:52Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796921512 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7065
dc.description.abstract Teachers spend slightly less time on their activities overall, but much less time on teaching than policy requires. There is a serious erosion of instructional time in the majority of schools, but it is worst in rural and semi-rural African schools. Reasons for the shorter teaching time, among others, range from large classes and all that that implies, increased workload due to lack of administrative support in schools, and increased administrative demands placed on them by outcomes-based education (OBE) assessments. Many teachers are also expected to do work of clerks and fundraise at the same time. These are some of the results in the Educator Workload in South Africa Report, by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on the hours that educators actually spend on their various activities. Dr Linda Chisholm a research director at the HSRC, is the main author of the report. The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) commissioned the report to establish to what extent OBE, continuous assessment (CASS) and other factors might contribute to educator workload and the number of hours they spend on their activities. The study is based on a nationally representative questionnaire-based survey in 900 schools and case studies in ten schools. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject EDUCATORS en
dc.subject WORKING CONDITIONS en
dc.subject WORK en
dc.subject WORKLOAD en
dc.title Educator workload in South Africa en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.ProjectNumber SDOLAA en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3536 en
dc.outputnumber 2092 en
dc.bibliographictitle Chisholm, L., Hoadley, U., Kivilu, M., Brookes, H., Prinsloo, C., Kgobe, A., Mosia, D., Narsee, H. & Rule, S. (2005) <i>Educator workload in South Africa. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Chisholm, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Hoadley, U. en
dc.contributor.author3 Kivilu, M. en
dc.contributor.author4 Brookes, H. en
dc.contributor.author5 Prinsloo, C. en
dc.contributor.author6 Kgobe, A. en
dc.contributor.author7 Mosia, D. en
dc.contributor.author8 Narsee, H. en
dc.contributor.author9 Rule, S. en


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