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1997

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Critical Competencies For Effective Teaching : Perceptions Of Home Economics Teachers, Esthery D. Kunkwenzu Jan 1997

Critical Competencies For Effective Teaching : Perceptions Of Home Economics Teachers, Esthery D. Kunkwenzu

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Home economics is a multi-faceted, inter-disciplinary, integrated field of study drawing from a multitude of disciplines including sociology, psychology, anthropology, chemistry, physics, architecture and the arts (Henry, 1995). As a school subject, home economics in Malawi is taught at primary school, secondary school as well as at university level. This study explores home economics teachers' perceptions of competencies critical for teaching the subject. Data was collected from secondary school home economics teachers in Malawi. The study is a qualitative investigation of how experienced teachers describe effective teaching of the integrated home economics syllabus, and what they perceive as critical competencies ...