ERIC Number: EJ1136352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Left behind in a Democratic Society: A Case of Some Farm School Primary Schoolteachers of Natural Science in South Africa
Bantwini, Bongani D.; Feza, Nosisi N.
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v20 n3 p312-327 2017
This case study explores the plight of some farm schoolteachers in a school district in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa and their feelings of neglect in the new democratic society. Through interviews and a teaching observation analysis, this article focuses on five teachers and discusses resource and infrastructure challenges, lack of vision and educational value, lack of parental involvement and role models. It is concluded that farm schools are still neglected, and it is thus imperative that the new educational policies should be implemented fairly across the various types of schools existing in South Africa.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Rural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Natural Sciences, Democratic Values, Democracy, Social Influences, Educational Resources, Governance, Parent Participation, Values, Role Models, Educational Needs, Educational History, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation, Coding, Barriers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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