Opleidingskurrikula vir onderwysers in tegniese vakke in die Republiek van Suid-Afrika
There is growing need for more technically skilled manpower in the Republic of South Africa. This implies, inter alia, that more pupils should be trained at school level in technical subjects such as Technical Drawing, Electrician Work, Radiotrician Work, Cabinetmaking, Bricklaying and Masonry Work, Plumbing and Sheet-metal Work, Motor Mechanics, Welding and Metalwork, Panel Beating, and Fitting and Turning. These subjects are taught at technical high schools, ordinary high schools, special secondary schools and schools of industry. In order to provide the necessary training in technical subjects to a growing number of pupils, a large corps of qualified technical teachers is needed. A shortage of qualified technical teachers has, however, developed over the years. This study has endeavoured to determine the causes for this shortage and at the same time to establish at which institutions in the RSA these teachers are trained, and what the entrance requirements and curricula are. Apart from studying the development and the practical application of the training of technical teachers in countries abroad such as England and Wales, Scotland, the Netherlands, West Germany, Israel and Taiwan, the corresponding historical development in the RSA was investigated and compared to the above. Particular attention was given to the entrance requirements and curricula used for the training of technical teachers. Five models for the training of technical teachers in the RSA were derived from this information.