Disadvantaged outcomes based educators : exploring the effects of types of resources used in curriculum 2005, at three Kwa-Zulu Natal primary schools.
Our present day South African education system lies in great turmoil for a variety of reasons. The main reason being that there exists a great shortage of skilled educators required to implement Curriculum 2005 and Outcomes Based Education effectively and efficiently. Thus, it is alternate forms of re-skilling via the use of appropriate resources, namely, distance education, the internet, educational television, newspapers and cluster workshops that could bring adequate "re-skilling" to the thousands of teachers who can positively implement a new, revised and streamlined curriculum by June 2001. This study aims to prove that it is these types of on-going teacher-support and the use of educational technology at various levels that will ultimately lead to improving the teaching and learning processes. This study could assist the various stakeholders in the education field to formulate policies that would assist in providing the necessary resources, support and re-skilling necessary for the thousands of unprepared South African teachers who are presently experiencing difficulties in implementing this new education system.