CHALLENGES LEARNERS FACE WHEN CHOOSING SUBJECTS: WHEN TO CHOOSE MATHS!
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SOUTH AFRICA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The choice of school subjects in South African secondary schools is a dilemma for many of the learners due to various pressures. Some learners are coerced to choose subjects that channel them towards prestigious careers, even when the learners lack interest in the career into which they are forced to pursue. There are also those who choose due to peer pressure, and others due to fashionable career options.Career choice is challenging for both learner and parents because of potential and existing conflict of family preference and learner aspirations. Also education expect judgement of prediction of learner capability and community expectations at large have impact on the career choice. The science subjects, which include maths and physical science, have become victims of choice by learners who would fail them and end up losing interest in all forms of education. The purpose of this study is to use learner performances of science subjects at lower grades to predict performance at higher science classes. The discussion also intends to demonstrate the way learner exposure and continual can enhance sustainably desired maths school results and an increased maths appreciation by the learners.
Keywords: Performance, Improvement, Career choice, Peer pressure.