Teacher misconduct and poor performance need tough laws: study
Any improvement in the delivery of quality basic education starts with clear regulation, says author
SA’s education legislation lacks teeth in regulating teacher misconduct and incompetence in the public basic education system, a Stellenbosch University study suggests.
According to research by Dr Cecile de Villiers, who has a doctorate in mercantile law, legislative amendments are needed to properly deal with teachers’ performance.
In her research paper De Villiers raised a number of concerns, including protracted postponements in disciplinary procedures...