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ERIC Number: EJ1150230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
An Industry-Sponsored, School-Focused Model for Continuing Professional Development of Technology Teachers
Engelbrecht, Werner; Ankiewicz, Piet; de Swardt, Estelle
South African Journal of Education, v27 n4 p579-595 2007
Traditionally a divide has existed between faculties of education at higher education institutions (HEIs) and trade and industry, but the business sector is increasingly buying into community development with corporate social investment, especially regarding technology education. We report on a continuing professional teacher development (CPTD) model, which entails trade and industry sponsoring learning and teacher support material (LTSM) for technology education in under-resourced schools, paying for LTSM through their corporate social investment funds, and sponsoring CPTD of technology teachers where they are trained to use LTSM more efficiently. Trade and industry, together with HEIs and Departments of Education (DoE), could change the traditional concept that CPTD is the responsibility of DoEs into a new model where the business sector shares some of the responsibility for equipping teachers so that they can provide quality education. We argue that custom-made and sponsored LTSM and CPTD play an important role in the training and empowerment of technology teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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