Show simple item record Chavarika, Langton Ndamba, Gamuchirai Tsitsi 2023-10-25T13:08:32Z 2023-10-25T13:08:32Z 2023
dc.description Journal article published on African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning (APORTAL) Vol 7 (1) (2023) en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explored the experiences of infant teachers (ECD A-Grade 2) in the teaching of the four selected areas of the New Curriculum namely: Mass Displays, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Information Communication and Technology. The New Curriculum, which is competence-based, was introduced in January 2017. The study was guided by the selfefficacy theory. A qualitative approach was used in this case study. Twenty participants were purposively selected from 3 primary schools and one teachers’ college in Shamva District of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe. Data generation was done through face-to-face interviews, semi-structured questionnaires which yielded open answers, focus group discussions and classroom observations. The data gathered were analysed using the constant comparative method for thematic coding in line with the research questions. The major findings were that teachers felt that they were not competent enough to teach the selected areas of the curriculum and that there was high teacher-pupil ratio, lack of support from parents, inadequate resources and failure to use the mother language. This study recommends that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) should address the needs of teachers through professional development so as to ensure effective implementation of the selected areas of the curriculum at infant level. en_US
dc.format.extent 15 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning (APORTAL) en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Infant teachers en_US
dc.subject Competence-based curriculum en_US
dc.subject Information communication and technology en_US
dc.subject Mass displays en_US
dc.subject Visual and performing arts en_US
dc.subject Physical education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Preschool teachers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Curriculum-based assessment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physical education and training en_US
dc.title Factors affecting the implementation of four selected areas of the Zimbabwe infant competence-based curriculum in Shamva : educators’ experiences en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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