Share Paper: Identifying Elements of Social Identity Development for Mathematics Teachers in the Western Cape, South Africa for Professional Online Engagement

  1. Verona Leendertz, North-West University, South Africa
  2. Seugnet Blignaut, North-West University, South Africa
Tuesday, June 24 10:30 AM-11:00 AM B3116

Abstract: This paper reports on the analyses of a custom-made questionnaire distributed to systematic random selected teachers in 179 schools in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. The purpose of the analysis was to enquire what Mathematics in the Western Cape Education Department regard as essential elements to develop their social professional identity for online professional engagement. The Statistical Consultation Services of the North-West University conducted a principal axis factor analysis to validate the correlation coefficient between the factors of the questionnaire and cluster the factors into eleven essential elements. A Cronbach Alpha of 0.7 for most of the factors validated ...