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University of KwaZulu-Natal

1. Ndlela, Monicah Thandiwe. Is the curriculum used at two Ladysmith NGO sites relevant to the lives of their adult learners.

Degree: M. Ed., Adult education, 2012, University of KwaZulu-Natal

In this study the researcher investigated the relevance of the curriculum used at the two Ladysmith NGO sites to the everyday life experiences of their adult learners. This study falls under a qualitative interpretive research paradigm where semi-structured interviews with the ABET Level 1 learners were used as tools to elicit data. The techniques and participants used in this investigation enhanced the validity, reliability, objectivity and authenticity of this study. The key research question that was used to elicit data is: • How is the ABET Level 1 curriculum used at two Ladysmith non-governmental organisation sites relevant to the lives of their adult learner? The research sub questions are: ­­­­­­­­~ What constitutes the ABET Level 1 curriculum at two Ladysmith non-governmental organisation sites? ­­­­­­~ What are the adult learners’ personal experiences and perceptions regarding the relevance of what they learn, to their everyday life experiences? ­­­­­­~ In what ways do adult learners think they have been able to apply and transfer what they have learned to their everyday life situations? The reasons to undertake this study are that the black people, particularly those in the deep rural areas, in the past were denied equal access to educational experiences and the accumulation of skills and certain qualifications. The black people’s illiteracy affected their everyday life experiences, since they could not be on par with other racial groups. Moreover, many black people have not had opportunities for choice of work, personal development and political decisions. The national statistics reveal that about half of the South African adults have less than nine years of schooling and about two to three million have no schooling at all (Baatjes, 2006 and UNESCO, 2007). From this study emerged that the curriculum used at the two Ladysmith NGOs is relevant to some of the ABET Level 1 learners’ everyday life needs. The findings also indicated that some ABET Level 1 learners were satisfied and happy about the additional subjects such as crop growing and vegetable gardening, income generation life skills and many more others that were introduced to expand their curriculum. Almost all the ABET Level 1 learners stated that they have gained a lot of knowledge, skills and self-confidence after being part of the ABET Level 1 classes. These findings are supported by Openjuru, (2008). Advisors/Committee Members: Buthelezi, Zanele Gladness (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Adult education.

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APA (6th Edition):

Ndlela, M. T. (2012). Is the curriculum used at two Ladysmith NGO sites relevant to the lives of their adult learners. (Masters Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/8251

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ndlela, Monicah Thandiwe. “Is the curriculum used at two Ladysmith NGO sites relevant to the lives of their adult learners.” 2012. Masters Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed April 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/8251.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ndlela, Monicah Thandiwe. “Is the curriculum used at two Ladysmith NGO sites relevant to the lives of their adult learners.” 2012. Web. 22 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

Ndlela MT. Is the curriculum used at two Ladysmith NGO sites relevant to the lives of their adult learners. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2012. [cited 2019 Apr 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/8251.

Council of Science Editors:

Ndlela MT. Is the curriculum used at two Ladysmith NGO sites relevant to the lives of their adult learners. [Masters Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/8251


University of KwaZulu-Natal

2. [No author]. Classroom experiences of lecturers in implementing the new national certificate-marketing : life histories of three FET college lecturers in KwaZulu-Natal.

Degree: Education, 2012, University of KwaZulu-Natal

The merging of 150 technical colleges into 50 multi-site Further Education and Training Colleges brought with it a lot of change; one of which was curriculum innovation. The latest curriculum to be introduced was the National Certificate (Vocational); a three year qualification aimed at providing a vocational qualification to those exiting at level 4 on the NQF. One of the programmes on offer is the National Certificate-Marketing. Several subjects make up this programme but this study focuses on marketing. The choice to focus on this subject was motivated by my years of lecturing on the subject, my involvement as an assessor and Head of the Marketing Subject Committee. The rationale of this study was to describe the classroom experiences of lecturers involved in the implementation of the National Certificate-Marketing programme. Data on the classroom experiences of FET college lecturers in implementing this new curriculum reform is absent. Out of four FET colleges that offer the National Certificate-Marketing programme, three colleges were chosen purposively. The sample comprised of two urban area campus sites and one rural area campus site. The theoretical poles underpinning the study are Phenomenology and Globalisation. Being qualitative in nature, the study sought to find the meanings that these lecturers have attached to their classroom experiences. To this end, Limited topical life history accounts of three FET college lecturers in KwaZulu-Natal were undertaken. The use of in-depth semi-structured interviews and photovoice as data collection methods were well suited to achieve this. The degree of flexibility that these methods offered enabled me to collect rich data that unveiled the classroom experiences obtained when implementing the new curriculum. The narrative approach was used to analyse the data. Main themes were drawn from these narratives and these were discussed in the last chapter. Both the findings and the discussion may have implications for management of classrooms, training of lecturers, and support for new lecturers and the enrolment of learners. In summary, the findings of the study suggest that lecturers have had a lot of challenges in implementing this curriculum including lack of proper initial training, inadequate resources, learner diversity, lack of commitment and enthusiasm from learners, increase in workloads, overly bearing recording and reporting processes and insufficient support structures. It was noted that these findings are similar to those of other education sectors both at home and abroad. In spite of these challenges, this study noted the enthusiasm, dedication, commitment and robustness with which the participants in this study have thus far implemented the curriculum. The ingenuity in their work and passion for their learners was also clearly demonstrated throughout the interviews and photovoice sessions. Advisors/Committee Members: Buthelezi, Zanele Gladness (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Universities and colleges – South Africa.; Education, Higher – South Africa.; Education.

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APA (6th Edition):

author], [. (2012). Classroom experiences of lecturers in implementing the new national certificate-marketing : life histories of three FET college lecturers in KwaZulu-Natal. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/7299

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

author], [No. “Classroom experiences of lecturers in implementing the new national certificate-marketing : life histories of three FET college lecturers in KwaZulu-Natal. ” 2012. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed April 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/7299.

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

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

author], [No. “Classroom experiences of lecturers in implementing the new national certificate-marketing : life histories of three FET college lecturers in KwaZulu-Natal. ” 2012. Web. 22 Apr 2019.

Vancouver:

author] [. Classroom experiences of lecturers in implementing the new national certificate-marketing : life histories of three FET college lecturers in KwaZulu-Natal. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2012. [cited 2019 Apr 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/7299.

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

Council of Science Editors:

author] [. Classroom experiences of lecturers in implementing the new national certificate-marketing : life histories of three FET college lecturers in KwaZulu-Natal. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/7299

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

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