An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Soudien, Crain en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Chamba, Madalitso Musekeje en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-10T06:55:27Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-10T06:55:27Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Chamba, M. 2009. An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11907
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-99). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Current science education stakeholders such as Sadler (2006) and Supovitz and Turner, (2000) emphasize the importance of teachers' professional development as a means of improving student level of enrollment and achievement in sciences. The provision of in-service education and training (INSET) programmes, as a consequence, have come to constitute a critical area of investment for almost all educational systems in order to improve the teaching and learning of sciences. In order to maximize the trustworthiness of the research findings, this study employed a mixed methods approach (deductive and inductive) to examine the availability and value of INSET programmes for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi. The study's site was Blantyre, one of the major cities in Malawi. A survey questionnaire administered to 49 physical science teachers constituted the main data collection instrument. The participants were randomly selected from 12 secondary schools across Blantyre City. Informal classroom observations of four teachers selected from the 49 teachers who responded to the survey questionnaire were done to confirm or query the results of the questionnaire. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Education Administration, Planning and Social Policy en_ZA
dc.title An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Chamba, M. M. (2009). <i>An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11907 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Chamba, Madalitso Musekeje. <i>"An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11907 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Chamba MM. An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 2009 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11907 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Chamba, Madalitso Musekeje AB - Current science education stakeholders such as Sadler (2006) and Supovitz and Turner, (2000) emphasize the importance of teachers' professional development as a means of improving student level of enrollment and achievement in sciences. The provision of in-service education and training (INSET) programmes, as a consequence, have come to constitute a critical area of investment for almost all educational systems in order to improve the teaching and learning of sciences. In order to maximize the trustworthiness of the research findings, this study employed a mixed methods approach (deductive and inductive) to examine the availability and value of INSET programmes for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi. The study's site was Blantyre, one of the major cities in Malawi. A survey questionnaire administered to 49 physical science teachers constituted the main data collection instrument. The participants were randomly selected from 12 secondary schools across Blantyre City. Informal classroom observations of four teachers selected from the 49 teachers who responded to the survey questionnaire were done to confirm or query the results of the questionnaire. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city TI - An investigation of the availability and value of in-service education and training for secondary school physical science teachers in Malawi : a case of Blantyre city UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11907 ER - en_ZA


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