Newly qualified teachers feel ill equipped to deal with tough school reality

The gap between theory and practice is one of the challenges that make it tough for younger teachers to educate learners to the best of their abilities.

702's Xolani Gwala spoke to young educators from various backgrounds to discuss ways the countries teachers can improve teaching methods.

Listen to the conversation below:

The crisis is that people don't know how to train and develop teachers for the reality of what they are actually going to encounter in schools... That's happening all over the world.

Nigel Richard, Global Teacher's Institute

We say in our standards that all children should be developed in their emotional skills, but we make the assumption that teachers are developed in those skills as well.

Zonke Mpotulo, LEAP School Leader

There is a gap between what we are taught at university and what is happening at schools... We have to bridge that gap between theory and practice.

Tshediso Mohlala, Siyabonga High School

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