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- ItemMulticultural education in secondary schools in South Africa : an analysis of teachers' needs(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1997-12) Van der Merwe, Ann-Marie; Cilliers, C. D.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Education. Dept. of Educational Psychology.ENGLISH SUMMARY: The aim of this research was to determine the perceptions and problems of teachers regarding their black pupils in the areas of language, cognitive, inter-personal, and intra-personal development in selected secondary schools in which these pupils had been enrolled, with the purpose of determining the implications for the development of teacher training programmes pertaining to multicultural education. In addition, the study aimed to determine the extent ·of the teachers' training in these fields and the extent of their needs to address these problems. The opinions of 106 teachers Were obtained via an extensive needs analysis questionnaire for teachers, which was compiled with the assistance of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) (Cape) and specialists in the areas covered in the questionnaire. The results indicated that the majority of respondents regarded language and the lack of self-esteem as the two main problems regarding the black pupils in their classes. Most problems were found to be in the areas of intra-personal skills and language skills and to a lesser extent in the areas of cognitive development or inter-personal skills. Most teachers regarded problems relating to the inter-personal skills of black pupils as Of minor importance. The respondents on the whole did not perceive their black pupils as having problems with general cognitive development. The majority of respondents had received little or no formal training in inter-personal skills or intra-personal skills; and indicated a strong need to be trained in these areas, especially regarding the understanding of the black pupil's home environment. In addition they need knowledge of second language methodology in order to assist their black pupils to cope with the English language.