Exploring the Roles and Responsibilities of Early Childhood Teachers

Masello Hellen Phajane


The role and responsibilities of teachers is extremely important to the educational and social growths of children. Teachers are to provide children with the skills and knowledge needed to allow them to learn and use every day functions. While all teachers are extremely important to children learning abilities and what they learn, early childhood education plays a very important role in the growth of children. The study specifically explored the roles and responsibilities of early childhood teachers in the Province of North West in South Africa. A qualitative approach and purposive sampling were used to collect data Maxwell, (2006:33). A total sample of two teachers participated in the study. Observations and focus group interviews were conducted. Recommendations were made to all stakeholders to ensure that there is provision in school environments to enable the Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers to effectively perform their roles and responsibilities to the young ones.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n10p420

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