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Motivational challenges experienced by economics teachers

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dc.contributor.advisor Urbani, G.
dc.contributor.advisor van Rensburg, J.C. Janse
dc.contributor.author Lugayeni, Precious Funiwe
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-26T12:20:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-26T12:20:49Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/768
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology, University of Zululand, 1999. en_US
dc.description.abstract The two major employers in South Africa are the government and the commercial sector. Owing to problems faced by government, jobs in the public sector are shrinking and this makes the commercial sector the only potential employer. Most jobs in the commercial sector are in the field of Economics and this poses a challenge on Economics teachers. They are faced with a challenge of teaching Economics affectively and meaningfully so that learners are made aware of the careers and job opportunities in the field of Economics. Much then can be done by the Economics teacher to help learners towards embarking on a career in the field of Economics. Research with regard to this study will be conducted as follows: * A literature study of available literature will be done. * An empirical study comprising a structured questionnaire to be completed by Economics teachers of high schools. A Likert-rype scale questionnaire with these response categories, namely Agree, Uncertain and Disagree, was constructed. Fifty respondents representing Economics teachers were randomly selected from 16 high schools in Umlazi. The data was in the form of a response to one of the three response categories (Agree, Uncertain, Disagree). Scores of the responses to each of the three categories were calculated. The descriptive technique was employed for the quantitative analysis of data. This investigation has the value that it will provide an image of Economics teachers' perceptions of motivational challenges facing them as Economics teachers. Certain recommendations have been made. The aim of these recommendations to encourage the Economics teachers to improve the teaching of Economics schools by: * Subject enhancement programmes for Economies * Regular educational audit * Further research en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Teaching economics en_US
dc.subject Economics teachers--challenges of en_US
dc.title Motivational challenges experienced by economics teachers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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