ERIC Number: ED420584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Passing and Failing Learners: Policies and Practices in Ondangwa and Rundu in Grades 1 to 3, Volumes I and II.
This two volume document investigates the policies and processes that result in learners failing or passing in grades 1-3 in Ondangwa and Rundu education regions of Namibia. The first volume is a synthesis of the research, while volume two presents the "raw" data provided to help ground the reader in real life school settings. Ondangwa and Rundu were selected because the number and percentages of learners failing are highest in these regions and because there seemed to be little relationship between school inputs and pass rates. The research was qualitative and consisted of interviews with Regional Office personnel, principals, teachers, parents, and learners; an examination of school and Ministry documents; and classroom observations. The sample included six schools in each region for a total of twelve schools, which were subdivided according to pass rates of students. Recommendations highlight areas that required attention and suggested ways of bringing pass/fail practices in line with Ministry policy. Recommendations are made in the areas of communication; policy-making; document and materials' distribution, revision and production; and training. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Culture, Windhoek (Namibia).
Identifiers - Location: Namibia