n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Leerdergesentreerde onderwys en demokratiese burgerskapsopvoeding in primêre skole in Namibië

Volume 46, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


Although democracy is one of the central goals of the Namibian education policy, it is by no means a guarantee that deep democracy is realised in primary schools in Namibia. Learner-centred education, the approach that is used in Namibian schools, holds that the learners' needs should be central in the teaching and learning process, while the role of the teacher is that of facilitator. There are many factors which prevent the successful implementation of this approach. Although these deficiencies can be solved in the course of time, learner-centred education can still not ensure deep democratic education, mainly because it does not have a democratic civic education agenda. However, if learner-centred education can be supported and adapted so that it is provided with a democratic civic education agenda, it has the potential to contribute to the manifestation of deep democracy in primary schools in Namibia.

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