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Murris, Karin; Verbeek, Clare – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
We start our paper with a critical exploration of the current 'back to basics' approach in South African foundation phase teacher education with its emphasis on strengthening the teaching of subject knowledge. We claim that such a proposal first demands an answer to the question 'what is foundational in foundation phase teaching?' We propose an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Role of Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Verbeek, Clare – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
There is a crisis in provision of quality teaching in the foundation phase of schooling in South Africa. This article argues that the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Foundation Phase) (PGCE(FP)) has potential to help address this crisis. The article draws on data from university admission policies, focused discussion between teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education