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Tracer Study

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TRACER STUDY OF TEACHER EDUCATION GRADUATES
BY

PREVANAND RAMRATHAN

A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

MASTER OF EDUCATION (TEACHER EDUCATION)

In the Faculty of Education University of Durban-Westville

Durban, South Africa, 1997

DECLARATION

I hereby declare that this dissertation is my own previously for any degree in any University.

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and has not been submitted

~~ PRAMRATHAN

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CONTENTS PAGE

TITLE PAGE ABSTRACT ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS DECLARATION CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES APPENDICES BIBLIOGRAPHY

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CHAPTER 1 : OVERVIEW OF THE STUDY - WHERE DO TEACHER EDUCATION GRADUATES GO? PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 6

1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9

INTRODUCTION PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF STUDY THE NATIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION AUDIT THE CONTEXT OF TIllS STUDY THE METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS STUDY OUTLINE OF DISSERTATION THE DELIMITATIONS OF THIS STUDY LlMITATIONS OF TIllS STUDY

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CHAPTER 2 : liTERATURE REVIEW

2.1 2.2

INTRODUCTION THE TRANSFORMATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA 2.2.1 The establishment of COTEP 2.2.2 The National Teacher Education Audit 2.3 FOLLOW-UP STUDIES AS A MEANS OF FEED-BACK 2.4 SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF TEACHERS 2.5 JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES FOR TEACHERS 2.6 KEY CONCEPTS USED 2.7 CONCLUSION CHAPTER 3 : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

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3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4

INTRODUCTION RESEARCH PARADIGMS THE SURVEY RESEARCH PARADIGM LONGITUDINAL STUDIES

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3.5 3.6 3.7 3.7. 1 3.7.2 3.7.3 3.7.4 3.8 3.9

THE USE OF TRACER STUDIES THE RESEARCH DESIGN OF THIS STUDY DATA COLLECTION PROCESS Introduction Questionnaire surveys Survey sample Concluding remarks PRESENTATION OF DATA METHODOLOGICAL LIMITATIONS

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CBAPTER4:THEEMFLOYMENTSTATUSOFTEACHER EDUCATION GRADUATES 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 INTRODUCTION RESPONSE RATE TO SURVEYS SOCIAL GOALS - THE...
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