Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA)

Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA)

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  • Wolfenden, Freda; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    Gender parity in primary and secondary education has yet to be achieved in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Malawi. The presence of female teachers is recognised as positively impacting on girls’ enrolment ...
  • Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
  • Aluko, Folake Ruth; Mariaye, Hyleen (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2017)
  • Sunday Dada, S.W.; Banji, Fadokun James; Beckmann, Johan L.; Aluko, Folake Ruth (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    The term “ethical conduct” brings to the fore a debate about the distinctions between codes of conduct and their purposes, and ethical principles and their place in the teaching profession. Some would argue that codes of ...
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    Aluko, Folake Ruth; Bowa, Omondi (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2015)
  • Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    The Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA) 2011 was hosted by the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique, from 3 to 5 August. It was the fourth of its kind. The biennial conference was born out ...
  • Reed, Yvonne; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    This paper is a response to calls made in the teacher education pedagogy literature (e.g. Loughran, 2006; Moletsane, 2003; Murphy, 2008; Russell, 1997) for teacher educators to take a critical look at how they mediate ...
  • Payneeandy, Shakuntala; Auckloo, Pritee; Ramani-Mosaheb, Amrita; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Mariaye, Hyleen (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2017)
    This paper argues that, although there is a worldwide move from face-to-face to distance education (DE) and open educational resources (OER) in teacher education, there is no guarantee that DE is able to lead to the ...
  • Sifuna, Daniel N.; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Bowa, Omondi (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2015)
    This paper focuses on the expansion of teacher education and the efforts to introduce universal primary education (UPE) in Africa. It also looks at the need for an adequate supply of primary school teachers. With specifi ...
  • Salawu, I.O.; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Bowa, Omondi (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2015)
    The place of teacher education in the context of the overall development of any nation is extremely important. The emergence of open distance learning, with its particular characteristics and its usage in offering teacher ...
  • Oyoo, Samuel; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    Africa is perhaps the only continent in the world where most formal or school education is conducted in instructional languages that are foreign to most learners and their teachers. In contexts where formal learning is ...
  • Omidire, Margaret F.; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    This paper is based on a study conducted to determine the infl uence of a curriculum-based dynamic assessment (CDA) procedure on the performance and effect on additional language (AL) learners in mainstream education. Eight ...
  • Omidire, Funke; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Mariaye, Hyleen (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2017)
    The introduction of annual assessments in South African schools from 2011 represents yet another attempt to remedy the low learner performance in literacy and numeracy. The education authorities have embarked on the annual ...
  • Olagunju, Alice M.; Oloyede, Omolola O.; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    The teacher’s use of lecture method has been observed to be ineffective in bringing about the right attitude towards the environment and environmental problems. The purpose of this research is to fi nd out what are the ...
  • Oyoo, Samuel Ouma; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Bowa, Omondi (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2015)
    Given the well-established need for teacher intervention in Science learning, it is now time for closer attention to be given to research on teachers and teaching in schools, so as to address the question of quality Science ...
  • Omidire, Margaret Funke; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Bowa, Omondi (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2015)
    The DETA Conference of August 2011 and the workshops on the use of open educational resources (OER) were the catalyst for a project that aimed to design and build a multidisciplinary online course in academic research ...
  • Njoku, Anselm Chidi; Beckmann, Johan L.; Aluko, Folake Ruth (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    Teaching as a profession is deeply rooted in historical antecedents. Granted that its journey from the status of a voluntary service in the hands of Christian missionaries with no legal instruments and reliable conditions ...
  • Ogina, Teresa; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Januario, Francisco (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    Distance education is a learner-centred approach to education that emphasises independent learning based on the assumption that students are self-motivated and active in the learning process. However, due to the fact that ...
  • Ocansey, Sylvia; Gyimah, Emmanuel Kofi; Aluko, Folake Ruth; Bowa, Omondi (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2015)
    Tests are invaluable tools to educators but their over-dependence on tests in recent times has heightened the negative impact of test anxiety on its victims. Though the causes of test anxiety are many and varied, understanding ...
  • Nieuwenhuis, Jan; Beckmann, Johan L.; Aluko, Folake Ruth (Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa (DETA), 2011)
    This paper discusses research conducted among distance education students at the University of Pretoria in 2009. The aim of the research was to explore moral reasoning and how it may be guided or infl uenced by what students ...

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