Mosenodi - Volume 10, Issue 2, 2002
Volume 10, Issue 2, 2002
An examination of teachers' feedback on students' writing in Agriculture, English and Social Studies in selected Botswana junior secondary schoolAuthor T. Hule, M. R. and MookoSource: Mosenodi 10, pp 3 –13 (2002)More Less
The study examined the type of feedback provided by teachers of Agriculture, English and Social Studies on students' essays at community junior secondary school level in Botswana. The data was collected through the use of a questionnaire and analysis of comments written on student essays. Results indicated that in most marked essays the teacher only wrote marks or score without commenting on students' work. Where comments were provided they were either critical (judgmental), General or vague. It was also observed that English language teacher provided most of the feedback whilst Agriculture and Social Studies teachers often did not offer any comments on students' work.
Defusing indoctrination and fundamentalism through phenomenological approach to religious education (RE) : a global polemic with special reference to BotswanaAuthor James Onyang AwinoSource: Mosenodi 10, pp 14 –30 (2002)More Less
This paper highlights some common problem in religious education and provides an approach which can make such problems less damaging. The paper reports a small scale survey among student teachers in Botswana on their views about an approach that can significantly defuse problems of indoctrination and fundamentalism. The research findings indicate that there exists a good understanding among student teachers under study that Rï¿½ curriculum taught to them would contribute towards achieving global educational values The paper also presents research findings, which decries a RE curriculum that exclusively presents one particular stance of living.
Factors influencing enrolment of female students in Agricultural Science subject in Gaborone senior secondary schoolsAuthor S. Kayode SubairSource: Mosenodi 10, pp 31 –43 (2002)More Less
A descriptionptive type of research using a mailed questionnaire was conducted to identify the factors influencing the enrolment of female senior secondary school students in agricultural science subject. Statements were developed around four major domains of parent, student, teacher and school related variables that literature had asserted could contribute to the factors affecting enrolment in the subject. Respondents were asked to indicate their level of agreement or disagreement with the statements in the four domains the questionnaire was prepared, validated and the reliability estimate calculated was 0.75. Data collected were analysed and computed using frequencies and percentages. The respondents were one hundred and thirty-three (133) form five female students selected from senior secondary schools in Gaborone. Analysis of data revealed that the parent related domain mostly affected the enrolment of female students in agricultural science.
Author Sheila ShaibuSource: Mosenodi 10, pp 44 –52 (2002)More Less
The purpose of this study was to discuss the factors that impact on the family caregivers' access to health services. A qualitative grounded-theory methodology was used to interview' 24 participants who were caring for an older person. The findings indicate that the factors which determined the access of caregivers to health services included: distance to the health facility poverty, attitudes of health care professionals, poor discharge planning and referral, shortage of medical supplies and lack of knowledge. Implication for nursing education, nursing practice and policy that address health care delivery system for older persons are discussed.