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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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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
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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