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Article: Enhancing learning in South African schools: strategies beyond outcomes-based education

TitleEnhancing learning in South African schools: strategies beyond outcomes-based education
Authors
KeywordsInternational education
Development
Educational policy
Student learning
Post-apartheid education
Issue Date2005
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijedudev
Citation
International Journal of Educational Development, 2005, v. 25 n. 3, p. 221-235 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper addresses the problem of post-Apartheid South African schools as ineffective learning environments, and the question whether there are strategies for enhancing learning that are more effective and that might be more easily and successfully implemented than an outcomes-based education. Because of historical and situational constraints, an outcomes-based education has limited potential for enhancing learning there. We argue that there are other factors, notably proximal variables such as teaching strategies that focus on the setting of learning goals and the provision of feedback and reinforcement to students, and the quality of teaching itself, that could more effectively enhance learning in South African schools, and that could be more successfully implemented. The paper thus aims to recommend and justify a policy decision in South African education to limit the implementation of an outcomes-based education to only those selected aspects that have been shown to enhance learning most effectively, and to implement other effective strategies for enhancing learning that might be more successfully introduced into schools.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54284
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.067
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.886
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dc.contributor.authorMason, MBen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:42:07Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:42:07Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Educational Development, 2005, v. 25 n. 3, p. 221-235en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0738-0593en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54284-
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the problem of post-Apartheid South African schools as ineffective learning environments, and the question whether there are strategies for enhancing learning that are more effective and that might be more easily and successfully implemented than an outcomes-based education. Because of historical and situational constraints, an outcomes-based education has limited potential for enhancing learning there. We argue that there are other factors, notably proximal variables such as teaching strategies that focus on the setting of learning goals and the provision of feedback and reinforcement to students, and the quality of teaching itself, that could more effectively enhance learning in South African schools, and that could be more successfully implemented. The paper thus aims to recommend and justify a policy decision in South African education to limit the implementation of an outcomes-based education to only those selected aspects that have been shown to enhance learning most effectively, and to implement other effective strategies for enhancing learning that might be more successfully introduced into schools.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijedudeven_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectInternational educationen_HK
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_HK
dc.subjectEducational policyen_HK
dc.subjectStudent learningen_HK
dc.subjectPost-apartheid educationen_HK
dc.titleEnhancing learning in South African schools: strategies beyond outcomes-based educationen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0738-0593&volume=25&issue=3&spage=221&epage=235&date=2005&atitle=Enhancing+learning+in+South+African+schools:+strategies+beyond+outcomes-based+educationen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMason, MB: mmason@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepostprinten_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijedudev.2004.08.003en_HK
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