ERIC Number: ED177677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Forecasts of Primary and Secondary School Enrolment in Bophuthatswana, 1979-1983 and the Implications Thereof for the Provision of Teachers and Classrooms and for Government Expenditure.
Brazelle, R. R.; Van Rooyen, I.
This study presents forecasts of primary and secondary school enrollment in Bophuthatswana, South Africa up to 1983. Examined are implications of population growth on teachers, classrooms, and general expenditure. Purposes of the study are to estimate (1) future demand for education on the basis of expected enrollment, (2) teacher needs if calculations are based on pupil-teacher ratio, (3) facilities needs, and (4) the budgeted per-pupil expenditure if calculations from past years are projected to future years. The report concludes that the current quantity as well as quality of teacher training for secondary schools is inadequate. Also, if the number of primary teachers who leave the country after training can be limited, the pupil-teacher ratio can be improved. Recommendations are for (1) extending the training of senior secondary teachers, (2) broadening inservice training to include improvement of academic subject knowledge and methodology, (3) establishing a specialized, lower primary training course, and (4) optimum use of already existing training facilities. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa).