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Walters, Shirley; von Kotze, Astrid – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2019
Discourses on adult learning and education (ALE) and in particular the GRALE Report generally have limited coverage of popular education as part of its ecology. Given both the long history of popular education globally as a necessary approach towards affecting transformation and the socio-economic-ecological transformations that are needed, we…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Adult Learning, Educational History, Social Change
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Lewis, Andrew – Perspectives in Education, 2019
With the ascent of the National Party to power in South Africa in 1948, education reflected apartheid thinking and practices and implemented the ideology of separate development in educational institutions. Pronouncements of the African child's inferiority were reflected in government policy and legislation. The origins of this thinking and…
Descriptors: Blacks, Foreign Countries, Race, Educational Policy
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Yunusa, Abdullahi Abubakar; Umar, Irfan Naufal; Bervell, Brandford – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
Medical education in Africa is in desperate need of reforms, evident in widespread diseases, and an inability to mobilise and train the required medical workforce to deal with these health issues. However, the exponential rise in the use of mobile technologies due to the spread of the Internet and increased telecommunication networks offer an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Electronic Learning, Affordances
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Visser, Margaretha M.; Juan, Andrea L.; Hannan, Sylvia M. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The acquired skill set prior to school entry has emerged as an important issue in research and policy internationally. Much evidence exists advocating the importance of early numeracy and literacy skills in later academic achievement and economic outcomes of students. Aim: The goal of this study was to determine the association between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Kimathi, Faith K.; Bertram, Carol A. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Research on teacher professional learning which supports teaching of reading and writing at the foundation phase (FP) is limited in developing countries, including South Africa. Aim: This article examines the ways in which three Foundation Phase teachers changed their practice during 18 months of learning from a formal university…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Certification, Teacher Motivation
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Askew, Mike; Venkat, Hamsa; Mathews, Corin; Ramsingh, Valerie; Takane, Thulelah; Roberts, Nicky – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Given the context of low attainment in primary mathematics in South Africa, improving learners' understanding of multiplicative reasoning is important as it underpins much of later mathematics. Aim: Within a broader research programme aiming to improve Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3, 7-9-year-olds) learners' mathematical performance, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Malebese, Mots'elisi L.; Tlali, Moeketsi F.; Mahlomaholo, Sechaba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Learners from predominantly less priviledged South African schools encounter English as a language of teaching and learning for the first time in Grade 4. The transition from the use of home language to second language, namely English first additional language, is complexly related to the learners' inability to read text meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, English Language Learners
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Sibanda, Rockie; Kajee, Leila – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Early childhood education is essential in bridging home and school literacy practices; however, recognising the home as a literacy space remains a challenge to educators in South African schools. Aim: The aim of this article was to explore children's literacy practices, often through play, and the potential implications this might hold…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Family Environment, Literacy
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Sumari, Neema S.; Shao, Zhengfeng; Van Genderen, John L.; Musakwa, Walter; Ujoh, Fanan; Washaya, Prosper; Gumbo, Trynos – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This paper presents an update on some of the activities that have taken place since a World Bank report; "Guidelines for Education and Training in Environmental Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Key Issues" was published and provides details on the current situation. It shows how organizations such as the African…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Private Sector
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Wilburn, Shelly – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This study qualitatively explores expertise as a critical resource on which quality teaching depends. The study sample is comprised of six South African schools from the poorest poverty quintiles achieving relatively higher and lower academic outcomes. From interview data gathered over three years with teachers and other school staff, findings…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Schools
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Joffe, Avril – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This paper discusses the pedagogical responses of the Wits University Cultural Policy and Management Department to the needs of our students in the postcolonial context of South Africa. It reviews the challenges experienced by our postgraduate students and the resultant innovations in both curriculum design and learning and teaching practice.…
Descriptors: Management Development, Activism, Public Policy, Strategic Planning
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Idahosa, Grace Ese-osa; Vincent, Louise – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Scholars writing on agency argue that normally, individuals who experience social structures as comfortable will tend to want to reproduce them while those who experience these structures as oppressive will want to change them. This is a bleak outlook because it suggests that those in positions of power and influence are less likely to seek to…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Critical Theory, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Rovio-Johansson, Airi – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2018
Purpose: The paper aims to examine, within the context of professional practice and learning, how designers collaboratively working in international teams experience practice-based learning and how such occasions contribute to professional development. Design/methodology/approach: The paper introduces the cooperation project between Tibro Training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Instructional Design, Educational Practices
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Ndebele, Hloniphani – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2018
Within the discourse of language planning and policy, there is an increasing realisation of the strategic role of information and communication technologies in the promotion of indigenous African languages. The article discusses the strategic role that social software, in particular blogs and wiki, can and should play in the development of African…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Information Technology, Computer Software
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Dawes, Andrew; Biersteker, Linda; Girdwood, Elizabeth; Snelling, Matthew; Tredoux, C. G. – Childhood Education, 2018
In 2015, Innovation Edge commissioned the development of South Africa's first national-level preschool child assessment tool. The project's key innovations were that the tool should fairly assess children from across the cultural and socio-economic spectrum, be inexpensive in terms of equipment and administration costs, and be administered in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Child Development
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