978-613-9-97392-7

Specialist Physics Teachers’ Shortage:

Associated Factors

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Summary:

The shortage of specialist Physics teachers in senior secondary schools in Swaziland has, for years, been one of the nagging issues for the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET). This led MoET to exploiting the services of non-specialists, thus undermining the quality of learners who graduate from the system. Therefore, the book is about a study that was conducted to ascertain the causes of the shortage of specialist Physics teachers in senior secondary schools in Swaziland, how they could be retained and how their number could be increased. A positivist-interpretive quantitative research approach was utilised to obtain reliable and valid results in this study. The quantitative research was a survey consisting of a questionnaire that was completed by Physics teachers in senior secondary schools. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study, based on the findings, concluded with some recommendations that could be used to retain and increase the number of Physics teachers in senior secondary schools. It is anticipated that the book will provide some invaluable information to policy makers, school administrators and teachers.

Author:

Torch Z. Dlamini

Biographie:

Torch Z. Dlamini, MEd: specialised in curriculum studies at the University of South Africa. Senior Curriculum Designer and head of department at the National Curriculum Centre in Eswatini.

Number of Pages:

216

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-03-06

ISBN:

978-613-9-97392-7

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Senior Secondary Schools, Physics teachers, specialist Physics teachers, Teacher Retention, teacher increase, non-Physics specialists, teacher shortage, gender disparities in Physics

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers