Thursday, November 17, 2005

Teachers not spending enough time doing their jobs

South African teachers are spending only three-point-two hours a day on their core task of teaching. The Herald Online says a Human Sciences Research Council report with this finding was made public today. It states that policy determines that educators should spend 64 to 79 percent of the 35-hour week on teaching, but the average time teachers actually devote to teaching is 46 per cent. The study has found that teachers spend less time teaching as the week progresses, with very little education occurring on Fridays. Teachers in urban areas spend more time on teaching and administration than rural teachers.


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