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Akuma, Fru Vitalis; Callaghan, Ronel – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Around the world, there have been curricula reforms involving the incorporation of the inquiry-based teaching and learning strategy in secondary school science education in general and in practical work in particular. Research in inquiry-based practical work (IBPW) has focused, for example, on aspects of the strategy itself, on teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Mokgwathi, Mathelela Steyn; Graham, Marien Alet; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study investigated the relationship between South African Grade 9 teachers' and learners' perceptions and attitudes with their mathematics achievement. The study used a secondary analysis of the TIMSS 2015 mathematics data, guided by the conceptual framework model of Scheerens (2000). The quantitative data collected through teachers' and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
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Herrero Romero, Rocio; Hall, James; Cluver, Lucie – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Many adolescents in South Africa are exposed to multiple types of violence, socio-economic disadvantage, and low-quality education: all risk factors for educational outcomes including school delay (grade enrolment below that which is age-appropriate). Supportive teacher-student relationships are known to be associated with improved…
Descriptors: Violence, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students
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Makgato, Moses; Mudzanani, Nelson N. – Africa Education Review, 2019
School leadership is fundamental to the educational functioning of schools and their improvements of results. The study employed a qualitative approach to explore school principals' leadership styles and the educational performance of learners in high- and low-performing schools in Vhembe District, Limpopo, South Africa. The participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Academic Achievement
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Lederman, Judith; Lederman, Norman; Bartels, Selina; Jimenez, Juan; Akubo, Mark; Aly, Shereen; Bao, Chengcheng; Blanquet, Estelle; Blonder, Ron; Bologna Soares de Andrade, Mariana; Buntting, Catherine; Cakir, Mustafa; EL-Deghaidy, Heba; ElZorkani, Ahmed; Gaigher, Estelle; Guo, Shuchen; Hakanen, Arvi; Hamed Al-Lal, Soraya; Han-Tosunoglu, Cigdem; Hattingh, Annemarie; Hume, Anne; Irez, Serhat; Kay, Gillian; Kivilcan Dogan, Ozgur; Kremer, Kerstin; Kuo, Pi-Chu; Lavonen, Jari; Lin, Shu-Fen; Liu, Cheng; Liu, Enshan; Liu, Shiang-Yao; Lv, Bin; Mamlok-Naaman, Rachel; McDonald, Christine; Neumann, Irene; Pan, Yaozhen; Picholle, Eric; Rivero García, Ana; Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Santibáñez-Gómez, David; Saunders, Kathy; Schwartz, Renee; Voitle, Frauke; von Gyllenpalm, Jakob; Wei, Fangbing; Wishart, Jocelyn; Wu, Zhifeng; Xiao, Huang; Yalaki, Yalcin; Zhou, Qiaoxue – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Although understandings of scientific inquiry (as opposed to conducting inquiry) are included in science education reform documents around the world, little is known about what students have learned about inquiry during their elementary school years. This is partially due to the lack of any assessment instrument to measure understandings about…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Middle School Students, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Gelderblom, Helene; Matthee, Machdel; Hattingh, Marié; Weilbach, Lizette – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
E-textbooks are often considered as having several advantages over printed textbooks. However, research shows conflicting results regarding school learners' satisfaction with e-textbooks. In South Africa a particular e-book platform, EduBook for e-textbooks, is currently used in 170 schools across the country. In this study the satisfaction and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Intention, Academic Persistence, Textbooks
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Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede; Gaigher, Estelle; Salagaram, Trisha – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study explored teachers' experiences in the teaching of electricity and magnetism during a Lesson Study intervention. Using a case study research design, a sample of 4 physical sciences teachers was conveniently selected from schools in rural and suburban areas. Due to logistical challenges, the 4 participants were grouped into 2 separately…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Magnets, Science Instruction
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Van Jaarsveld, Leentjie; Mentz, P. J.; Ellis, Suria – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: An emphasis on school performance is not just a national issue, but must be examined within the global context. Successful leadership is ensured by school leaders' compliance to a set of basic practices within particular school contexts. The impact of leadership styles on performance, the work environment and job satisfaction is…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Transformational Leadership, Foreign Countries, Principals
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John, Merlin; Molepo, Jacob Maisha; Chirwa, Max – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2018
Background: The development of context-based science curricula has been identified as one of the most effective curricular innovations to develop interest and better conceptual understanding of many areas in science. However, such a curriculum can be more fruitful if it starts with the assessment of learners' contextualized knowledge about the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 11
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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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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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Marsay, Gloria; Scioli, Anthony; Omar, Shaheda – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The prevailing sociopolitical and economic difficulties advance a feeling of hopelessness and helplessness among youth in South Africa. This paper describes a Hope-Infused Future Orientated intervention piloted with a group of juvenile sex offenders. The intervention incorporated activities to bolster the constructs of hope as a unique foundation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Decision Making, Futures (of Society)
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Netshitangani, Tshilidzi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the reduction of school violence from the management point of view. It reflects on the utterances by teachers, principals, learners and members of school governing bodies (SGBs) to establish the influence that school management practices can have on the prevalence of school violence.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes
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Ndlovu, Mdutshekelwa C.; Mostert, Ingrid – Africa Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this article is to analyse teachers' perceptions of using the modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment (Moodle) platform as a learning management system in a small-scale blended learning (b-learning) Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) programme for in-service secondary school mathematics teachers in South Africa. It…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Management Systems, Mathematics Teachers
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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