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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Van der Watt, Maryna Isabel
Email vanderwatt@tiscali.co.za
URN etd-05102010-181005
Document Title 'N Ondersoek na die persepsies en houdings van ouers teenoor die leerarea tegnologie (Afrikaans)
Degree MEd
Department Curriculum and Instructional Design and Development
Advisor Name Title
Prof A Hattingh Supervisor
  • attitudes towards Technology
  • perceptions of Technology
  • parents' involvement
  • learning area
  • Technology
  • outcomes based education
  • learning outcomes of Technology
  • co-operation
  • perception of parent
  • attitude of parent
Date 2010-04-13
Availability unrestricted

This research focuses on the perceptions and attitudes that parents have towards the learning area Technology. The research was motivated by the fact that the learning area Technology is a ‘new’ learning area, that has only come into being since the inception of outcomes based education.

The study took into account the fact that the parents of grade 7 pupils of 2009 do not have first hand knowledge of this learning area. It was because of this reason that it is interesting to find out what these parents perceptions are of this learning area.

Technology is a composite of many old subjects, such as needlework, woodwork, domestic science and arts and crafts.

A literature study was undertaken to ascertain what has been written about the history of Technology world-wide and especially in South–Africa. The emergence of outcomes based education, curriculum 2005 as well as the revised national curriculum are written about in the literature study.

The role of the parent in the child’s life was also examined with special focus on the parent’s role in the school and learning context.

The study was undertaken in the three districts of Tshwane. These three districts had representative English and Afrikaans schools as well as schools that were well resourced and others that were less well resourced chosen and compared to each other as well as mothers and fathers views.

The research was done by way of questionnaires that had questions to be answered by way of the Likert scale as well as two open questions. The study was mainly quantitative with a small qualitative component to give a better understanding of the subject.

According to the majority of data collected the parents do not have a favourable attitude and perception towards Technology.

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Please cite as follows:

Van der Watt, MI 2009, 'N Ondersoek na die persepsies en houdings van ouers teenoor die leerarea tegnologie (Afrikaans), MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06032008-112626/ >

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