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South African Journal of Education

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The partnership of parents, educators and principles in creating a culture of teaching and learning in schools

D Ngidi, J Qwabe

Abstract




We investigated the partnership of parents, educators, and principals in creating a culture of teaching and learning in schools. To this end, a Culture of Learning and Teaching Partnership Scale (COLTPS) and Factors Contributing to the Decline of a Culture of Learning and Teaching Scale (FCDCOLTS) were used. The findings indicated that parents, educators, and principals, as a group, differed significantly in the extent to which they perceived the partnership role they play in creating a culture of teaching and learning in schools. The findings also indicated that parents, educators, and principals, as a group, differed significantly in the extent to which they perceived the factors that contribute to the decline of a culture of teaching and learning in schools. The findings indicated further that the nature of a stakeholder had a significant influence on parents', educators ', and principals' perceptions of the partnership role they play in creating a culture of teaching and learning in schools. Suggestions are made for measures to improve a culture of teaching and learning in schools.

South African Journal of Education Vol. 26 (4) 2006: pp. 529-539



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