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ERIC Number: EJ826977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Novice Educators' Perceptions of the Teacher Education Programme Proposed by the Norms and Standards for Educators
Sibaya, Duduzile; Sibaya, Patrick
Perspectives in Education, v26 n4 p86-100 Dec 2008
The introduction of the new teacher education model that includes competences and educator roles has marked a major change in teacher preparation programmes. The purpose of this study was to ascertain how novice educators perceive the new teacher education programme, that is, to find out whether novice educators perceive the teacher education training programme as adequate. In this context, novice educators are educators who have taught for 18 to 24 months after completing the teacher education programme. A questionnaire was administered to 897 novice educators who completed their teacher education in 2004 and 2005. The results reveal that the novice educators perceived the programme as inadequate. The novice educators indicated that the programme did not prepare them adequately for the teaching profession.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A