Capabilities of secondary school teachers in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic literature review

SA Journal of Human Resource Management

Field Value
Title Capabilities of secondary school teachers in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic literature review
Creator de Wet, Tessa Rothmann, Sebastiaan
Subject organisational behaviour; human resource management capability; work; secondary school teachers; sub-Saharan Africa; 21st-century; competency; active learning models
Description Orientation: Education trends in Africa indicate that key ingredients for effective education are elusive, impacting the teachers who need to remain productive, motivated and healthy in this environment.Research purpose: Using machine learning active learning technology, the study aimed to review current literature related to the factors affecting the capabilities and functionings of secondary school teachers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).Motivation for the study: The Capability Approach (CA) provides a framework for studying the sustainable employability (SE) of teachers, including what they require to be able to convert valued opportunities into the needed achievements.Research approach/design and method: A systematic literature review was conducted following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, using Machine Learning Active Learning Technology. Eighty six articles from 14 SSA countries were included for analysis, prioritising articles in the South African context first.Main findings: Analysis identified four groupings of resources that are potentially useful or valuable, creating access or empowerment if utilised effectively, namely knowledge commodities, soft commodities, hard commodities, and organisational commodities. Sub-resources were also identified.Practical/managerial implications: This research would assist policy and decision-makers to focus their interventions in the most effective way to sustain productivity and well-being in the workplace. The resource groupings should be included in a model that focuses on enhancing secondary school teachers’ capabilities to promote their well-being and productivity.Contribution/value-add: This article provides new applied knowledge related to machine learning active learning technology as a methodology, and provides further insight into secondary school teacher employability.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2023-04-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Systematic review
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v21i0.2120
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 21 (2023); 15 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
Language eng
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Coverage Sub-saharan Africa 2010-2019 86 articles
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