n South African Journal of Education - Teacher training by means of a school-based model
|Article Title||Teacher training by means of a school-based model|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Affiliations||1 North-West University|
|Publication Date||Feb 2016|
|Pages||1 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Assistant teachers, Blended learning, Mentors in schools, Professional training schools, School-based training, Teacher shortage, Teacher training, University-school partnerships and Workplace learning|
ISI Social Science
The purpose of the study was to explore how a school-based training model (SBTM) could help to address the shortage of teachers. This model also allows, among other aspects, for poor and disadvantaged students to study while they gain experience. This article reports on the results of the SBTM implemented by a South African university, whereby student teachers are appointed at schools as assistant teachers. A mixed method study was preferred in order to explore the effectiveness of the model. The findings of the research indicate that the majority of teachers, lecturers, students and members of school managements involved were positive regarding the SBTM, and that the advantages of the model outweighed the challenges. It is therefore recommended that the model be implemented as an alternative teacher training programme for the special conditions prevailing in South Africa, as well as other countries that experience a teacher shortage.
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