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Life Orientation: Lessons on leadership qualities and voting in grade three classes in South African schools
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4817-0135
2013 (English)In: Online Educational Research Journal, ISSN 2044-0294, E-ISSN 2044-0294Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Life Orientation: lessons on leadership qualities and voting in grade three classes

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The focus of this study was lessons on leadership qualities and voting in grade three classes in four Eastern Cape schools. Frame factor theory and theory of pedagogical devices were used. The study employed text analysis, classroom observation in four 3rd grade classes and interviews with 14 third grade teachers as sources of data. The results of the study indicated there were differences among teachers when it came to understanding and interpreting the theme. The teachers interviewed have general qualifications but lacked training to teach this theme. Between the schools there were differences in manpower, material and financial resources. There were similar teaching procedures although there were differences in teachers’ approaches. Learners’ understanding was influenced by family background. In general, teachers dominated and controlled the whole procedure by proposing candidates and vote counters. Findings from this study could be relevant for teachers and other school personnel for their future commitment to teaching democracy by practising it. Keywords: Classroom, democracy, differences, leadership qualities, learners, life orientation, participation, South Africa, teachers, voting

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2013.
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Classroom, democracy, differences, leadership qualities, learners, life orientation, participation, South Africa, teachers, voting
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30391OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-30391DiVA: diva2:668126
Available from: 2013-11-28 Created: 2013-11-28 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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