Classroom management challenges experienced by female educators in rural secondary schools in South Africa
This study explores classroom management challenges experienced by female educators in rural secondary schools. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches were used for data collection. The sample consisted of 280 female educators from 20 selected rural secondary schools in South Africa. The findings of the study among others show that classroom management is not solely dependent on gender; female educators respond well to the needs of individuals and groups, and female educators are overburdened with overload and limited resources. The study recommends among others that regular workshops should be organised to address and empower female educators in rural secondary schools on the appropriate teaching techniques to empower them cope with contemporary classroom management challenges during teaching and learning exercises.
Keywords: challenges; classroom management; corporal punishment; female educators; youthful exuberance