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close this bookTeacher Education for Transformation: The Case of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa (CIE, 2002, 73 p.)
close this folderChapter 5: The student teachers on the HDE programme
View the document5.1 Introduction
View the document5.2 Biographical information of student teachers interviewed
View the document5.3 Biographical information of student teachers who completed the entry questionnaire
View the document5.4 Financing of studies at UWC
View the document5.5 Academic history of students
View the document5.6 Previous teaching experience
View the document5.7 Method subjects
View the document5.8 Motivation for studying to become a teacher
View the document5.9 Reasons for studying HDE at UWC
View the document5.10 Summary

5.1 Introduction

This section of the report provides biographical information about the student teachers in the class of 2000, including such factors as age, gender, socio-economic status, educational level of parents, occupation of parents, financial position and academic history of the students. It also looks at student teachers’ motivation to become a teacher. The data was collected by means of an entry questionnaire in March 2000, and a through a structured interview with a smaller sample of 18 students in October 2000.