Secondary school mathematics teaching evaluations by students: A report card for the mathematics teacher
Eric Machisi 1 *
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1 University of South Africa, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study presents findings from multiple case studies undertaken in three secondary schools in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. The goal was to collect input from students on mathematics teaching practices in their classrooms. The study included a self-selected sample of eleven grade 12 students. Unstructured individual interviews and students’ written reports were used to collect data, which was then analyzed based on emerging themes. Students expressed genuine concerns about teachers’ lesson preparation, subject and pedagogical knowledge, classroom management, attention given to slow learners, quality of classwork and homework tasks given to students, exam preparation, class attendance, and utilization of contact time, teachers’ attitudes, and their emotional intelligence, among others. Based on the study’s findings, the author suggests that student evaluation of teaching be used in secondary schools to help teachers reflect on their teaching practices in order to create learning environments that most students would enjoy.

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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2023, Volume 19, Issue 1, Article No: em2211

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/12774

Publication date: 01 Jan 2023

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