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ERIC Number: EJ1086759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-17
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
EISSN: EISSN-1473-0111
Lighting up Learning: Mathematics Becoming Less of a "Killer Subject" in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Maher, Marguerite
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Dec 2015
This paper reports the findings of an evaluative study of an initiative, in its sixth year of implementation, enhancing the learning and teaching of mathematics in 20 disadvantaged secondary schools in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa, twenty years after democracy. Findings highlight the importance of initial and ongoing professional development for under-qualified teachers. Support and strategies that have enhanced the achievement in mathematics of learners in these still under-resourced schools, are described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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