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Maree, Jacobus G.; Venter, Cobus J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined whether life design counselling can enhance the career resilience of a sexual abuse survivor. One participant was selected through purposive sampling. Five life design sessions occurred over a period of three months. Various (postmodern) qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to gather data while data analysis was…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Career Counseling
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Piper, Benjamin; Sitabkhan, Yasmin; Mejía, Jessica; Betts, Kellie – RTI International, 2018
This report presents the results of RTI International Education's study on teachers' guides across 13 countries and 19 projects. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, we examine how teachers' guides across the projects differ and find substantial variation in the design and structure of the documents. We develop a scripting index so that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Guides, Mixed Methods Research
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Kubow, Patricia K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
My decade-long research on democracy and schooling in a Xhosa township has led to an examination of epistemological influences on democratic citizenship from Western and non-Western (i.e. African) perspectives. While Max Weber advanced the notion of an autonomous citizen within Western democratic states, different philosophical and cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Epistemology
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Mann, Judy Brenda; Ballantyne, Roy; Packer, Jan – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study investigates the impact of an innovative conservation action campaign called "Penguin Promises" implemented at uShaka Sea World in Durban, South Africa. Communication tools included interpretive signage, exhibits with and without animals, presentations, and personal interactions, along with a specially designed postcard, on…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Communication Strategies, Advocacy
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Seale, Oliver; Cross, Michael – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
It has been argued that traditional governance practices and decision making associated with the collegial model are no longer effective in universities, and business-like management techniques should be adopted. Dwindling resources, external demands for accountability, and increased competition for market share, have resulted in efficiency…
Descriptors: Universities, College Administration, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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Pillay, Mershen; Kathard, Harsha – Topics in Language Disorders, 2018
The professions of speech-language pathology and audiology provide valuable services for persons with communication, hearing, and feeding/swallowing disabilities. However, from a global perspective, mainstream practice discourses represent values from colonial perspectives (called Northern here). As such, they remain largely inaccessible to most…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, Ideology, Criticism
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Muthelo, Dimakatjo; Chigonga, Benard – Pedagogical Research, 2018
The paper presents a case study of the mathematics enculturation of a Grade 5 learner, (Sarah), at a school in Limpopo Province of South Africa. The case study sought to explore the attributes of mathematics enculturation in social interaction as a process of learning. A qualitative approach was adopted in collecting and analysing data. Data were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Grade 5
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Read, Jane – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In 1900, London infant school head teacher and Froebelian, Lucy R. Latter, travelled to southern India to introduce kindergarten pedagogy to schools in Mysore. A hundred years later Froebelians continue to implement projects in very different environments from kindergarten's European roots, including Soweto, South Africa and Kolkata, India. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Travel, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Moosa, Shaaista; Bhana, Deevia – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This article focuses on how male and female primary school teachers' account of the suitability of male teachers in early years or Foundation Phase (FP) of schooling. We draw from an in-depth qualitative interview-based study to examine how ideals around hegemonic masculinity have effects for the characterization of FP within traditional feminine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Young Children
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Ambrosio, John – Democracy & Education, 2018
This article is a response to a qualitative study that examined how the indigenous African notion of "ubuntu" informs how some school teachers in a Black township in South Africa conceptualize Western-oriented narratives of democracy. While the study acknowledges important differences in how ubuntu is understood and defined, the author…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Democracy
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Karunaratne, Thashmee; Peiris, Colombage; Hansson, Henrik – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
This paper summarises experiences of efforts made by twenty individuals when implementing small-scale ICT development projects in their organizations located in seven developing countries. The main focus of these projects was the use of ICT in educational settings. Challenges encountered and the contributing factors for implementation success of…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Manià, Kirby; Mabin, Linda Kathleen; Liebenberg, Jessica – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
This paper reflects on the teaching of science fiction texts to first-year engineering students at the University of the Witwatersrand as part of a Critical Thinking course that uses literature as a vehicle through which to develop competence in critical literacy and communication. This course aims to equip engineering students, as future…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, College Freshmen
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Poalses, Jacolize; Bezuidenhout, Adéle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Universities depend on committed efforts of all staff members to function effectively. However, where occupational demands outweigh occupational resources, challenging work becomes stressful, followed by an exhausted, disengaged workforce. It is unlikely that disengaged university staff will provide adequate care and service to geographically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mental Health, Stress Variables
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Jooste, Karien; Frantz, Jose; Waggie, Firdouza – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2018
Universities are in a highly competitive environment, needing strong academic leadership. Some heads of departments have been appointed into leadership positions in a healthcare faculty after having been mere academics for a few years. They are more likely to experience challenges. This study aimed to explore the views and understanding of heads…
Descriptors: Health Services, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Navy, S. L.; Luft, J. A.; Toerien, R.; Hewson, P. W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
In many parts of the world, newly hired science teachers' practices are developing in a complex policy environment. However, little is known about how newly hired science teachers' practices are enacted throughout a cycle of instruction and how these practices can be influenced by macro-, meso-, and micro-policies. Knowing how policies impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy
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