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Title:Challenges and prospects for improving teacher education and development through the National Policy Framework on Teacher Education and Development
Author:Mahomed, HaroonISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Africa Education Review (ISSN 1814-6627)
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:159-173
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:teacher education
teachers
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/18146620902857582
Abstract:This paper examines the prospects for improving teacher education and development in South Africa through the National Policy Framework on Teacher Education and Development (NPFTED). The key elements of the policy framework are critically analysed in terms of their limitations and their potential for improving teacher education and development as a crucial means to improve learner performance. The paper looks at the current realities in teacher education and development, the progress made and opportunities available, the identifiable gaps, and the proposals for closing the gaps. Possibilities and constraints in the current situation, as they are described in the NPFTED, are discussed. These include globalization, the challenges facing a fledgling nonracial democracy, the legacy of skewed development under apartheid, current social inequalities, conditions in rural schools, declining recruitment trends, large mismatches between the supply and demand of teachers, HIV/AIDS and other diseases among teachers, the limits of the current planning, information and communication systems, and the situation in education faculties in higher education institutions. The paper concludes that the challenges are formidable, but that proper planning and synergization of objectives and resources by government, higher education institutions, labour unions, the private sector and the public can contribute to significant improvements. App., bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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