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The invitational attitude of teachers and the culture of teaching and learning

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dc.contributor.advisor Urbani, G.
dc.contributor.author Naidoo, Indira
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-08T07:29:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-08T07:29:57Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.other 305178
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/325
dc.description Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of DOCTOR OF EDUCATION in the Department of Educational Psychology of the Faculty of Education at the University of Zululand, 2002. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this investigation was to establish the effect of the invitational attitude of teachers on the culture of teaching and learning. This entailed a detailed literature study of the factors affecting the culture of teaching and learning at schools, viz. school related factors, factors in the family and living environment, societal factors and personal characteristics. A further literature study on the invitational attitude of teachers and its effect on the culture of teaching and learning at schools were done. South African education is presently facing major challenges. It is widely recognised that it is essential to transform the apartheid-based system of the past into an egalitarian one. There were imbalances and inequalities amongst separate education departments. The blacks were the most disadvantaged. From the empirical investigation it was concluded that the quality of an education system is more dependent on the attitude of the teachers than any other single factor. The absence of a culture of teaching and learning in schools can be reversed by the inviting attitude of the teachers who by estabhshing a personal relationship, frees the learner to learn and leads him to adulthood. For the purpose of the empirical investigation a prepared questionnaire was administered to 300 grade 12 learners of six secondary schools (two predominately black schools, two predominately coloured schools and two predominately Indian schools). The data obtained from the completed questionnaire were processed and analysed by means of descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings confirmed that the invitational attitude of teachers plays a significant role in promoting the culture of teaching and learning. In conclusion, a summary and findings emanating from the literature study and the descriptive and inferential statistics were presented. Based on these findings the following recommendations were made: ❖ All teachers should be governed by a code of conduct that will prohibit unprofessional disinviting behaviour. ❖ All learners should be governed by a code of conduct that will enhance positive behaviour and attitude towards learning. ❖ Further research must be done regarding the invitational attitude of teachers and its effect on the culture of teaching and learning. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Culture of teaching and learning en_US
dc.subject Teachers' attitudes en_US
dc.title The invitational attitude of teachers and the culture of teaching and learning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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