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An investigation into the problems encountered by pupils in the former Transkei in understanding the models used in geography textbooks in senior secondary schools.

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I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the following people for their assistance mid co­operation in making this research possible. First and foremost I must mention the name of my supeivisor Mr. H.A. Peel of 1 he University of Natal. I am grateful to him for his thorough and able supervision of this research. I shall always treasure the encouragement he gave, his patience, the int.erest he shown in my work and the recommendations he made for the improvement of this work. I thank the Principal and teachers involved in this research for their kind co-operation. I am also thankful to Mr. E. Sarpong of the University of Transkei for suggesting and helping me with the interpretation of the statistical techniques and to Dr. Erapu of the same University for proof-reading the drafts for me. To members of my family and especiaJly my young son who had to endure long hours without me I say thanks for the patience. I hereby declare that the opinions expressed or conclusions arrived at are those of the writer and are not to be regarded as a reflection of the views of the above-mentioned people.


Masters Degree. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.