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Maile, Simeon; Olowoyo, Mary Motolani – Pedagogical Research, 2017
Late coming to school has become a major problem in many schools, particularly township schools with serious consequences. Current research has demonstrated that many schools in South Africa are performing badly due to inefficient use of the teaching and learning time. In this article, we argue that while major administrative interventions are…
Descriptors: High School Students, Slums, Time Management, Intervention
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Jacobs, Carmelita; Collair, Lynette – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Adolescence is a phase that is associated with important identity-relevant issues. Shaping a clear sense of identity is an important step in developing a healthy psychosocial disposition, and the school is an important context where this can happen. In this article, we explore how adolescents who had attended a special needs school of skills in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Self Concept, Vocational High Schools
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Dreyer, Lorna M.; Singh, Suzanne A. M. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
This article examines the subjective life experiences of racial minority Xhosa speakers and the factors that contribute to their continued poor academic performance in a previously Whites-only school in South Africa. Vygotskian sociocultural perspective in relation to creating a democratic educational system and Bronfenbrenner's biosystemic theory…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research
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Makhasane, Sekitla Daniel; Chikoko, Vitallis – South African Journal of Education, 2016
The continued use of corporal punishment in some South African schools and the reasons advanced for it make this subject topical even now, twenty years after the abolition of this practice. Corporal punishment is a worrying issue among human rights activists and scholars. This paper reports on contestations and paradoxes regarding the use of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, High School Students, Punishment, Foreign Countries
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Alant, Erna; Geyer, Stephan; Verde, Michael – Perspectives in Education, 2015
This article describes the implementation and outcomes of an experiential learning approach to facilitate the development of empathetic skills among teachers and learners at two high schools in Tshwane, South Africa. An inter-generational training programme, the Memory Bridge Initiative (MBI), aimed at exposing participants to interactions with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Experiential Learning, Skill Development
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Shefer, Tamara; Ngabaza, Sisa – Perspectives in Education, 2015
Young women's sexuality is a contested terrain in multiple ways in contemporary South Africa. A growing body of work in the context of HIV and gender-based violence illustrates how young women find it challenging to negotiate safe and equitable sexual relationships with men, and are often the victims of coercive sex, unwanted early pregnancies and…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, Foreign Countries, Social Attitudes
Walsh, Tanja; Vainio, Teija; Varsaluoma, Jari – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
In the era of mobile devices and services, researchers in the educational domain have been interested in how to support learning with mobile technology in both local and global contexts. Recent human-computer interaction (HCI) research in the educational domain has particularly focused on how to develop mobile learning services and how to evaluate…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Cross Cultural Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
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Kapp, Rochelle; Badenhorst, Elmi; Bangeni, Bongi; Craig, Tracy S.; van Rensburg, Viki Janse; Le Roux, Kate; Prince, Robert; Pym, June; van Pletzen, Ermien – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This article draws on data from a larger longitudinal qualitative case study which is tracking the progress of students over the course of their undergraduate degrees at a South African university. For this paper, we used background questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with 62 first-year students from working-class, township schools who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Nyoni, Jabulani – Perspectives in Education, 2013
The South African State is mandated by Sections 28(2) and 29(1) of the South African Constitution to make provision for the education of a South African child in fulfilment of the child's constitutional rights. Teacher Unions (TUs) and provincial Departments of Basic Education (DBEs) have often promised South African high school student body, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Remedial Programs, Educational Legislation
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Rapetsoa, J. M.; Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This study investigated the challenges that history learners in rural black schools are faced with during assessments when using English as the language of learning and teaching. The aim of the study was to investigate whether English, which is used as a language of learning and teaching in schools, is a barrier to the learning and teaching of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Learning Processes, Language Proficiency
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Bansilal, Sarah; James, Angela; Naidoo, Magiembal – South African Journal of Education, 2010
International and national mathematics studies have revealed the poor mathematics skills of South African learners. An essential tool that can be used to improve learners' mathematical skills is for educators to use effective feedback. Our purpose in this study was to elicit learners' understanding and expectations of teacher assessment feedback.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Student Evaluation