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Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2011
The education system in South Africa has failed to produce competent learners. The effect thereof is intensely felt by higher education institutions. Many of the country's first-year students cannot read, write and comprehend satisfactorily. Public outcry has forced the Department of Basic Education to go back to the drawing-board. One initiative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy
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Kroeger, Janice; Pech, Sandra; Cope, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
The work of teacher candidates matters in particular ways to the quality of children's experiences and environments when they teach in preschools. We conducted a mixed-method study with survey, interviews, focus groups, and photographic documentation of classroom spaces, and theorized findings through Bahktin's dialogism and the notion of figured…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Mentors, Focus Groups, Classroom Environment