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Umugiraneza, Odette; Bansilal, Sarah; North, Delia – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
What teachers teach, how they teach it and when they teach it should be guided by the curriculum. This paper focuses on teachers' reports about how they integrate the curriculum documentation in teaching mathematics and statistics concepts. Questionnaires containing both Likert scale and closed and open-ended questions were administered to 75…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Tsakeni, Maria – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The realisation that education may, in part, have contributed to non-sustainable environmental practices warrants rethinking about what learners experience at school. One approach could involve the promotion of education for sustainable development (ESD). This study analysed the opportunities to integrate ESD presented by the chemistry component…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Sustainable Development, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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van der Walt, Johannes; de Muynck, Bram; Broer, Nico; Wolhuter, Charl; Potgieter, Ferdinand – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
Individuals and communities occasionally need asking and giving forgiveness. Because the process of forgiving is not always well understood, it has become necessary to consider including forgiveness education in school pedagogy and in formal school programs such as Citizenship Education. This possibility is illustrated with examples from South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Altruism, Conflict Resolution
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Gudyanga, Remeredzayi; Jita, Loyiso C. – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This article reports on a study investigating physical sciences teachers' stages of concern (SoC) profiles during the implementation of the curriculum and assessment policy statement (CAPS) in South Africa. Throughout reform implementation, it is conceivable that teachers go through different SoC, ranging from giving low priority to the reform…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Bhana, Deevia – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Girls' vulnerability to sexual violence and harassment is a recurrent theme in much of the literature on schooling in sub-Saharan Africa. Within this research, girls are often framed as passive victims of violence. By drawing on a case study, this paper focuses on 12 to 13-year-old South African school girls as they mediate and participate in…
Descriptors: Females, Sexuality, Violence, Elementary School Students
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Walker, Melanie; Loots, Sonja – Educational Action Research, 2018
As a methodological approach, participatory action research (PAR), and its variant of critical action research in education, aims to further social justice and generate transformative change. Although this understanding of PAR is well rehearsed, there is still a gap in detailed explorations of the transformative impact of PAR projects in higher…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Action Research, Participatory Research, Freedom
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Schabort, Franci; Sinnes, Astrid; Kyle, William C., Jr. – Educational Action Research, 2018
The objective of this transformative action research project was to explore and develop sustainable methods to promote female empowerment through science education in rural, disadvantaged sectors of South Africa. In an attempt to achieve this we collaborated with local community members to develop and implement a contextualized science curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Sustainability, Empowerment
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Naidoo, Paulette; Cartwright, Duncan James – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Student counseling services are a recognizable feature of higher education institutions locally and abroad. This article reviews the sociohistorical development and evolution of student counseling services in South African institutions of higher learning, with an emphasis on systemic influences, achievements, and contemporary challenges. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, School Counseling, College Students
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Lyne, Michael C.; Jonas, Nomonde; Ortmann, Gerald F. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: This study evaluates the impact of an outsourced extension service delivered by Lima Rural Development Foundation (Lima) in the Umzimkhulu district of South Africa. The evaluation is conducted at both the household and program levels. Design/methodology/approach: Household impacts were estimated using two-stage regression with…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Eating Habits, Agricultural Occupations, Income
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: This study aims to examine six South African universities with a particular focus on the quality of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study approach was adopted and data were mainly generated by means of open-ended questionnaires. The questionnaire was circulated to approximately 1,800 students and 746…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Kimathi, Faith; Rusznyak, Lee – Education as Change, 2018
Teaching and teacher education in South Africa have emerged from a highly fragmented past. Teachers from diverse backgrounds, experiences and qualifications find themselves working together in schools where they do not necessarily have access to a common language of practice, nor a shared understanding of professional teaching practices. To…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods, Standards
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Livingston, Candice – Education as Change, 2018
In the light of #FeesMustFall, decolonisation has come to the fore in the South African higher education landscape. Decolonisation proposes the overthrow of entrenched European power relations in higher education and the study of fairy tales within a pre-service teaching degree in a university English curriculum provides an ideal opportunity for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afrocentrism, Higher Education, Fairy Tales
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McKay, Veronica – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 calls on countries to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Sub-goal 4.6 aims to ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults of both genders achieve literacy and numeracy, with literacy being regarded indispensable not only for the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Sustainable Development, Learning Activities
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Miller, Paul – Education Sciences, 2018
In the face of ongoing school budget cuts, increasing student numbers and national educational policy environments that demand more from schools, like it or not, school leaders are being forced to be much more market-oriented in their thinking and ways of being than at any other time before. A school is an important site for social development,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Bartolome, Sarah J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the culture of choral singing among children and youth in Pretoria East, South Africa. The philosophical underpinnings of the choirs, the roles of choirs within local and national communities, and the perceived values and benefits of participation were examined. This collective case study required the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Competition
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