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ERIC Number: EJ989254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
A Teacher Proposed Heuristic for ICT Professional Teacher Development and Implementation in the South African Context
du Plessis, Andre; Webb, Paul
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v11 n4 p46-55 Oct 2012
This qualitative interpretive exploratory case study investigated a sample of South African teachers' perceptions of the requirements for successful implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Professional Teacher Development (PTD) within disadvantaged South African township schools in the Port Elizabeth district in South Africa. The participating teachers' (n=30) perceptions and experience of ICT PTD were explored via qualitative semi-structured interviews, an open-ended questionnaire, internet user group responses, reflective journal writing and facilitator reflections. The findings indicate that they value three aspects, namely facilitator related aspects, training context aspects and school related aspects. These findings underpin the C[superscript 2]RHOAR[superscript 3]FS[superscript 2]R[superscript 2] framework offered as a heuristic for ICT related PTD and subsequent school and classroom implementation. The C[superscript 2]RHOAR[superscript 3]FS[superscript 2]R[superscript 2] acronym refers to Care, Competence, Relate, Hands-on, On-going, Assessment, Reflection, Read, Revise-replan, Feedback, Share, Support, Recognition and Resources. The expectations of the teachers resonate with international expectations of Professional Teacher Development and underscore the magnitude of the task for those who aspire to meet the challenge they present. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa