TUT EDU420 Theme 1 - Questions - Education as a Profession
Tshwane University of Technology Faculty of Humanities Department of Education Studies Education Management 4 - Theme 1 -Education as a Profession Questions Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) 13-14 February 2012 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Short Questions1. Discuss the seven roles of an educator, as captured in the Government Gazette of 4 February 2000. (7)2. Explain the traditional characteristics of a “profession”, in relation to education. (12)3. Explain what the abbreviation, SACE, stands for in terms of education as a profession. (1)4. When was the SACE Act promulgated? (1)5. Name the three core responsibilities of SACE, in order of priority. (4)6. Discuss the composition of the SACE council in terms of the numbers of representatives and the type of representation. (12)7. Identify the reasons why educators might be removed from the Register of SACE. (6)8. What are the duties of the Professional Development division of SACE? (8)9. Discuss the reason why unions feel that there is an imbalance in the work of SACE. (6)10. Discuss the concepts ‘provisional registration’ and ‘full registration’, and how they differ from other countries, as well as the implication of these different interpretations to South Africa. (15) 2
Essay Questions1. You are a student-teacher and you have been advised to register with SACE. Critically discuss the role of SACE in registering all practising teachers in South Africa and the the registration procedures that need to be followed. (25)2. Discuss the disciplinary procedures of SACE under the following headings: - the investigation of an alleged breach of the code ; - the procedures during the disciplinary hearings ; - the recommendations of the disciplinary committee ; - the appeals process against the recommendations of the disciplinary committee ; - the decision of the council . (25)3. Critically compare the interpretation of Professionalism from the New York State and New Zealand, and discuss which interpretation of the mentioned two was adopted by South Africa. (25) 3
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