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1. Hatutale, Sylvia. A study of the organizational complexity of the offering of basics mathematics at a Namibian tertiary institution.

Degree: MEd, Curriculum Studies, 2018, Stellenbosch University

ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The main purpose and aim of the study was to assess the main determinants of performance in the teaching of Basic Mathematics at a Namibian tertiary institution from the positivist theoretical standpoint. The study sought to gauge the impact of organizational processes on organizational performance in the teaching of Basic Mathematics at the University of Namibia; to determine the link between lecturers’ skills development and organizational performance in the teaching of Basic Mathematics at the University of Namibia; to assess the impact of organizational resources on organizational performance in the teaching of Basic Mathematics at the University of Namibia; and determine how the organizational processes and performance in the teaching of Basic Mathematics at the University of Namibia be improved. The researcher observed the rights, freedoms and liberties of the participants. The study used a mixed research design through the use of closed and open ended questions. Self – administered structured questionnaires were administered personally to 55 randomly and purposively selected lectures for Basic Mathematics at a tertiary institution in Namibia. A Statistical Package for the Social Science analysis plan package SPSS Version 25 was used to analyze the data. The data analyzed was Ordinal because of the Linkert scale. Linkert scale was used because it measures the respondent’s attitudes. Data was described through the use of descriptive statistics. Chi-square test was used to compare the dependence or relationship between variables. The validity was measured through triangulations and the reliability of the scale was measured using Cronbach’s alpha value. The study revealed that organizational processes and organizational resources are the main domains which seem to be contributing to the foregoing poor performances being experienced at the University of Namibia. It also unveiled that organizational commitment, skills development and organizational performance are sufficient at the University of Namibia and are not the ones that can be blamed for the poor performance being experienced in the mathematics department at the University of Namibia. Therefore, the study recommends that the Mathematics department at the University of Namibia should work with the Ministry of Basic Education, Arts and Culture to ensure a continuous flow of concepts from primary and secondary education to tertiary level. The University should invest more money in Mathematics department to have all the resources required. More recruitment is needed in the Mathematics department. More staff (lecturer) training is needed for performance enhancement. The Ministry of Basic Education, Arts and Culture should review the high school mathematics curriculum to close the gap between high school and tertiary curriculum. The study recommended that there is need to constantly pilot new ideas to improve our educational processes. In addition, the study recommended that lecturers need adequate exposure … Advisors/Committee Members: Gierdien, MF, Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Education. Dept. of Curriculum Studies.

Subjects/Keywords: Higher education  – Curricula  – Namibia; UCTD; Mathematics  – Study and teaching (Higher)  – Namibia; Education  – Study and teaching (Higher)  – Namibia; Mathematics  – Teaching method

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APA (6th Edition):

Hatutale, S. (2018). A study of the organizational complexity of the offering of basics mathematics at a Namibian tertiary institution. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103511

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hatutale, Sylvia. “A study of the organizational complexity of the offering of basics mathematics at a Namibian tertiary institution.” 2018. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed February 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103511.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hatutale, Sylvia. “A study of the organizational complexity of the offering of basics mathematics at a Namibian tertiary institution.” 2018. Web. 19 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Hatutale S. A study of the organizational complexity of the offering of basics mathematics at a Namibian tertiary institution. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2018. [cited 2019 Feb 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103511.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Hatutale S. A study of the organizational complexity of the offering of basics mathematics at a Namibian tertiary institution. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/103511

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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