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ERIC Number: ED530236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-21
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
An Autobiography of Teaching and Teacher Evaluation in an Apartheid and Post-Apartheid South Africa -- Part Two
Naidu, Sham
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Evaluation of staff has always been a contentious issue in education and even more in South Africa where education and specifically schools were politicised during the years of struggle for a truly democratic dispensation. During this period teachers refused to participate in any form of evaluation or inspection as it was referred to then. Teachers believed that the evaluation system was forced on to them by the state. Furthermore, they regarded the system as totally unacceptable because it was undemocratic and non-participatory. Because the legitimacy of the evaluation system was doubted by the majority of teachers, it resulted in a decline in the quality of educational provision. The culture of teaching and learning in most Black schools was undermined to such an extent that hardly any bona fide evaluation took place during the latter stage of the struggle for freedom from White oppression namely, from the 1980s to the early 1990s (van der Bank, 2000). [For Part One, see ED530235.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa