Department of Early Childhood Education

Prof P Marais

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Early Childhood Education
Professor
E-mail: maraip@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • DEd - Unisa
  • MEd - Unisa
  • BED (Hons with specialisation in ECD) - Unisa
  • BA - UP
  • HED – Unisa
  • Certificate in Assessor training
  • Certificate in General Child assessment

Currently teaching

  • HBEDETE Education and Teaching of the young child (BEd Honours)
  • EDT201K  The young child and learning

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Education management and Leadership
  • Teaching Practice 

Field of Specialisation

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Education Management and Leadership
  • Teaching Practice 

Books

  • Meier, C. & Marais, P. (eds) 2012. Education management in Early Childhood Development. Second edition. Pretoria: Van Schaik. ISBN 9780627029462.
  • Meier C & Marais, P. (eds) 2007. Education management in Early Childhood Development. Pretoria: Van Schaik. 9780627062782. 

Book Chapters:

  • Marais P 2012. Education management in Early Childhood Development. Chapter 1. In: Meier C & Marais P (eds). Education management in Early Childhood Development. Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Marais P 2012. Programmes and institutions for Early Childhood Development. Chapter 2.  In: Meier C & Marais P (eds). Education management in Early Childhood Development. Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Meier C & Marais P 2012. Managing staff in the education of young children. Chapter 4. In: Meier C & Marais P (eds). Education management in Early Childhood Development. Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Marais P & Meier C 2012. Managing learners in Early Childhood Development. Chapter 5. In: Meier C & Marais P (eds). Education management in Early Childhood Development. Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Davin R, Orr JP, Marais P & Meier C 2012. Managing the learning environment in Early Childhood Development. Chapter 9. In: Meier C & Marais P (eds). Education management in Early Childhood Development. Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Marais P 2012. Managing administration in Early Childhood Development. Chapter 12. In: Meier C & Marais P (eds). Education management in Early Childhood Development. Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Meier C & Marais P 2007. Curriculum reform. In: De Wet, C; Wolhuter, CW & Lemmer EM. Comparative Education: Education systems and contemporary issues. Pretoria: Van Schaik. ISBN 0627026753
  • Marais P 2004. Classroom management. Chapter 6. In: Pretorius SG & Lemmer EM (eds) 2004. Teaching in South African schools: The teacher as a leader, administrator and manager. Braamfontein: MacMillan. ISBN 0797826629 

Journal articles

Articles published in accredited journals:
•    Marais, P. 2016. “We can’t believe what we see”: Teaching practice through the eyes of student teachers. South African Journal of Education, 36(2):1-10.
•    Du Plessis, E. & Marais, P. 2015. Reflections on the NCS to NCS (CAPS): Foundation Phase teachers’ experiences. The Independent Journal of Teaching and Learning, 10:114-126.
•    Marais, P. & Maithya, R. 2015. Strategies for prevention and intervention of drug abuse among students in secondary schools in Kenya. Africa Education Review, 12(2):193-210.
•    Marais, P. 2014. The right to be heard: Open Distance Learning Student Teachers' Challenges regarding extra-curricular activities. International Journal of Education Sciences, 7(3):623-632.
•    Marais. P. & Van Schalkwyk, A. 2014. Open Distance Learning Community Engagement: Identifying the Needs of a Community School. Journal of Human Ecology, 48(1):171-179.
•    Du Plessis, E. & Marais, P. 2013. Emotional experiences of student teachers during teaching practice: a case study. Progressio: South African Journal for open and distance learning practice, 35(1):208-224.
•    Marais, P. 2013. A need for ODL student teachers' awareness of ethical conduct. Progressio: South African Journal for open and distance learning practice, 35(2):143-156.
•    Marais, P. 2013. Feeling is believing: student teachers' expressions of their emotions. Journal of Social Sciences, 35(3):207-216.
•    Marais, P. 2013. Reflections on the nature and social implications of the theory of evolution. Journal for Christian scholarship, 49(4):27-46
•    Du Plessis, E. & Marais, P. 2012. Learners in the marketplace: ethical and educational dilemmas. Koers, 77(1):104-110.
•    Du Plessis, E., Marais, P. & Van Schalkwyk, A. 2011. The role of lecturers as mentors in the assessment of student teachers.  Progressio: South African Journal for open and distance learning practice, 33(1):23-42.
•    Du Plessis, E., Marais, P., Van Schalkwyk, A. & Weeks, F. 2010. Adapt or die: the views of UNISA student teachers on teaching practice at schools. Africa Education Review, 7 (2):323-340.
•    Marais, P. 2010. Student teachers' experiences of teaching practice through Open Distance Learning. Progressio: South African Journal for open and distance learning practice, 32(2):181-198.
•    Meier, C. & Marais, P. 2010. Disruptive behaviour in the Foundation Phase of schooling. South African Journal of Education, 30(1):41-57.
•    Meier, C. & Marais, P. 2008. Student teachers' understanding of multicultural education in public schools. Africa Education Review, 5(2):184-189.
•    Meier, C. & Marais, P. 2004. Hear our voices: Student teachers' experiences during practical teaching. Africa Education Review, 1(2):220-233.

Articles published in Conference Proceedings: 

  • Marais P 2013. A platform for partnership: Preparing student teachers for parent-teacher involvement. Conference Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Human and Social Sciences (ICHSS) on 20-22 September 2013 in Rome, Italy, Volume 3:419-424.
  • Krog S, Marais P & Van Schalkwyk A 2012. Reaching out to the community: an open-distance learning university-community engagement project. Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference of Education Association of South Africa (EASA),17-20 January:127-143.
  • Marais P 2011. The significance of student teachers' involvement in co-curricular activities. International Journal for e-learning Security (IJeLS), Volume 1, Issues 3/4 September/December 2011.
  • Marais P 2009. Binding: 'n Oorlewingsvereiste vir Kinders.Kleuterklanke, 34(1):8-11. 

Professional positions, fellowships & awards
•    Academic merit award – University of South Africa – 1985
•    Academic merit award and Senate Medal – University of South Africa – 1992
•    Academic merit award – University of South Africa – 1996
•    Academic merit award – South African Teachers' Union - 1996

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Academic merit award – University of South Africa – 1985
  • Academic merit award Senate Medal – University of South Africa – 1992
  • Academic merit award – University of South Africa – 1996
  • Academic merit award – South African Teachers' Union - 1996