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dc.contributor.advisor Thaba-Nkadimene, K.L. Hlatshwayo, Delight Shaun
dc.contributor.other Mmakola, S. D. 2022-04-20T14:11:14Z 2022-04-20T14:11:14Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (M. Ed. (Curriculum Studies)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract The blame for the decline in performance of Grade 11 and 12 Economics learners in District has been levelled on poor school resources, poorly trained teachers, and teachers’ ability to execute their duties. Other stakeholders blame teachers for the poor performance of learners. Due to that this study was conducted to explore teachers’ views on causes of poor performance in Economics among Grade 11 and 12 learners in Matlalane Circuit, Limpopo Province. Quantitative surveys and qualitative case study were used as research design. Data was collected using survey questionnaires and interviews. The study distributed 80 questionnaires to Economics teachers across Mogalakwena District and 100% response rate was achieved. The researcher also conducted one-to-one interviews among six Economics teachers and 3 Heads of Department (HoDs). Quantitative data was analysed using mathematical and statistical tools and was presented using tables, graphs, and charts. Qualitative data was presented using thematic and narrative analysis. This study identified seven (7) themes, namely, the (1) poor teaching environment and lack of teaching and learning resources; (2) lack of interest and negative attitudes by Economics learners; (3) poor teaching experience and content gap; (4) teachers perceive Economics as a difficult subject; (5) inadequate support from parents, school leadership and department; (6) poor discipline in schools; and (7) increased teenage pregnancy in schools in mining areas. This study recommends in-serve training of Economics teachers; provision of teaching and learning resources to schools; promotion of parents’ involvement and participation in their children’s learning; provision of support from the Department of Education in addressing school discipline and teenage pregnancy. This study identified the factors that cause poor learners’ performance in Economics. However, other aspects that are critical for changing the course of action, as required by the pragmatic paradigm, were not explored because they were not focus areas for this study. I therefore recommend further studies that on teaching and assessment strategies used by Economics teachers. There is a need for further study on strategies used by the Economics teachers; the level of commitment to their work; amount of written work given to Economics learners and the discipline in schools. en_US
dc.format.extent xiv, 110 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Teenage pregnancy en_US
dc.subject Poor performance en_US
dc.subject Quality teaching en_US
dc.subject Physical learning environment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economics -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teenage parents en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Effective teaching -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title Teachers' views on causes of poor performance in economics among Grade 11 and 12 learners in Matlalane Circuit, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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