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ERIC Number: EJ840186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Safety and Security at School: A Pedagogical Perspective
de Waal, Elda; Grosser, M. M.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n5 p697-706 Jul 2009
Education law and policy currently focus on broader physical aspects of safety and security at schools, as well as, for example, on pedagogical insecurity such as is caused by discriminatory teaching, but law and policy have yet to pay attention to the overall and far-reaching pedagogical safety and security of learners. By means of a descriptive study, quantitative in nature, we explored teacher and learner responses to a questionnaire in order to determine to what extent teachers accommodate diverse pedagogical needs in the classroom. The significance of this article lies in its exploration of pedagogical safety and security in a South African context that extends education law literature beyond the established knowledge base on physical safety and security. The research found (1) discrepancies between teachers' approaches towards teaching and accommodating learning needs, (2) deficient equipment of teachers to meet the pedagogical needs and fundamental rights of learners, and (3) lack of accommodation of learners' preferred learning styles. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa