TUT EDU420 - Theme 2 Questions - Employment of Educators
Tshwane University of Technology Faculty of Humanities Department of Education Studies Education Management 4 - Theme 2 Questions - Employment of Educators Presenter: Dr Muavia Gallie (PhD) 27-28 February 2012 1 email@example.com
Short Questions1. Name the four phases of labour relations development in South Africa, and critically reflect on these phases. (8)2. Name and describe five common law principles or maxims related to education. (10)3. Define the meaning of an ‘educator’ in South Africa. (5)4. Discuss the difference between the physical safety and psychological safety rights of educators. (10)5. Explain the right of educators to protection against sexual harassment. (8)6. What are the benefits and disadvantages of being employed by the school governing body? (10)7. What is the difference between the ‘express’ and ‘implied’ terms of contract for school-based student educator training? (8)8. What are the procedures in appointing educators in public schools? (8)9. Discuss the four steps in grievance procedure. (8)10. Discuss the delicate balance educators need to find between their rights and responsibilities. (12) 2
Essay Questions1. Discuss the ten sources of labour relations in South Africa. (25)2. Discuss the difference between the Constitution, Labour Relations Act, Educators of Employment Act and other statues, as sources of labour relations for educators. (25)3. Discuss the rights and duties of employers and employees in education. (25)4. Discuss the following concepts under the notion of ‘workplace discipline’: (i) meaning of workplace discipline, (ii) substantive fairness in dismissals, (iii) procedural fairness in dismissals, (iv) just administrative action, (v) no-fault dismissals and (vi) constructive dismissals. (25)5. Discuss the following concepts under the notion of ‘collective employment relations’: (i) educator unions and collective agreements, (ii) strikes and (iii) lockouts. (25)6. Discuss the ten chapters of the Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM). (25) 3
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