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Management of high school learners academic performance in Chemistry

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dc.contributor.advisor Mashau, T. S.
dc.contributor.advisor Kaheru, S. J. M.
dc.contributor.advisor Kutame, A. P.
dc.contributor.author Nesengani, Alidzulwi Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-22T09:51:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-22T09:51:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/878
dc.description DEd (Educational Management)
dc.description Department of Educational Management
dc.description.abstract Performance of learners in Chemistry in South Africa has been below the international average. This study intended to investigate the management of high school learners’ academic performance in Chemistry as a component of Physical Science. The study employed mixed designs which are qualitative and quantitative. The population of this study comprised learners who were doing Physical Science, Physical Science teachers and school principals. The principals as participants were purposively sampled whereas teachers and learners were stratified random sampled. Data were collected through questionnaires which were distributed to learners and teachers, while school principals were orally interviewed. Data obtained from questionnaires were analysed using SPSS software. Qualitative data were analysed through identification of themes, development of codes and sub-themes. The improvement of teaching and learning will have a positive impact on the academic performance of high school learners in Chemistry. The findings showed that there are factors which affect the management of high school learners like (school location, inadequate physical resources, attitude and anxiety) contribute to the performance of learners in Chemistry. The findings also showed that factors influencing the academic performance of learners in Chemistry like (effective teaching, In-service Training of Chemistry teachers and Chemistry syllabus and content) contribute to the performance of learners in Chemistry. This study will give new insight to curriculum developers and implementers, and researchers regarding emerging issues on performance and influence the Ministry of Basic Education on policy formulation. Improved Chemistry performance will give learners opportunities to pursue science related courses in higher institutions of learning and middle level colleges. en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xviii, 310 leaves : color illustrations, color maps)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Chemistry en_US
dc.subject Academic performance en_US
dc.subject Teachers/s attitude en_US
dc.subject Management en_US
dc.subject Learner's en_US
dc.subject.ddc 540.71268257
dc.subject.lcsh Chemistry -- Study and teaching -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Success -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Secondary -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh High schools -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Management of high school learners academic performance in Chemistry en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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