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TitleThe effective use of instruction time at secondary schools : a case study in the Northern Free State
AuthorVan der Merwe, Michael Hendrik
SubjectDaily schedule
SubjectInstructional leadership
SubjectInstruction time
SubjectLearner performance
SubjectSecondary schools
SubjectTimewasters
Subject373.1102409685
SubjectEducation, Secondary -- South Africa -- Free State -- Case studies
SubjectTeacher effectiveness -- South Africa -- Free State -- Evaluation -- Case studies
SubjectClassroom management -- South Africa -- Free State -- Evaluation -- Case studies
SubjectAcademic achievement -- South Africa -- Free State -- Evaluation -- Case studies
SubjectSchool supervision, Secondary -- South Africa -- Free State -- Evaluation -- Case studies
Date2019-02-08T10:07:07Z
Date2019-02-08T10:07:07Z
Date2018-01
Date2019-02-08
TypeDissertation
Format1 online resource (x, 173 leaves)
AbstractThe research study has focussed on the optimal use of instruction time to arrange for improved learner performance. A qualitative investigation was conducted using individual interviewing with six school principals and focus group interviewing with fifteen Heads of Department of six selected secondary schools. The findings revealed that the establishment of a sound culture of teaching and learning in which instruction time is used optimally is the joint responsibility of the school principal and staff in collaboration with learners and parents. Instruction time is lost owing to timewasters such as teachers who are unprepared for lessons, teacher and learner absenteeism and teacher and learner tardiness. Intervention strategies to counter the negative influence of timewasters on available instruction time relate to prior planning and preparation for lessons, managing teacher and learner absenteeism and the scheduling of extra classes. The study contributes to the discourse on effective teaching and learning for acceptable learner performance.
AbstractEducational Leadership and Management
AbstractM. Ed. (Education Management)
IdentifierVan der Merwe, Michael Hendrik (2018) The effective use of instruction time at secondary schools : a case study in the Northern Free State, University of South Africa, Pretoria,
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10500/25248