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Title:Technical education in post-independent Zimbabwe: conditions of service
Author:Chivore, B.R.S.
Year:1992
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Volume:4
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:71-88
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:teachers
technical education
education
working conditions
Abstract:In 1987 a pilot study of the conditions of service was carried out at Harare Polytechnic (Zimbabwe). One of the main aims of the pilot study was to test instruments, methods and techniques to be used in the final survey; and to identify the main issues likely to emerge in the running and organization of technical colleges. 33 lecturers took part in the pilot study. They were asked to answer a questionnaire about their qualifications, experience, and attitudes towards conditions of service, such as equipment, class size, salaries, and administration of the college. The purpose of the pilot study was achieved. Subsequently, the main study was carried out at Bulawayo, Kwekwe, Masvingo, Mutare, and Gweru Technical Colleges. The main findings of the survey were that the overwhelming majority of lecturers were male; the majority of lecturers had only 'O'-level qualifications and did not have formal teacher training; lecturers at all technical colleges complained about poor administration; the issue dissatisfying lecturers most was salaries. Bibliogr., sum.
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