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Davids, Nuraan; Waghid, Yusef – Africa Education Review, 2019
By far the most challenging task faced by schools in post-apartheid South Africa, has been the distance educational leaders were mandated to put between the educational institutions and the apartheid legacy of racial discrimination and exclusion. It is therefore not surprising that there are two dominant approaches to educational leadership,…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Social Change, Racial Segregation, Racial Discrimination
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Katewa, Erwin; Heystek, Jan – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article uses the lens of self-leadership to understand the leadership practice of school principals in the Kavango region of Namibia. Self-leadership emphasises the focus on leading the self to enhance one's leadership in the organisation. Self-leadership will always function with other leadership styles; hence, the article uses instructional…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Educational Improvement, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Shava, George N.; Heystek, Jan – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article reports on a study of which the purpose was to understand the role of principals in changing underperforming schools towards sustainable improvement in one circuit area of North-West, South Africa. School principals play a crucial role in guiding schools towards sustainable improvement by shaping a vision of academic success for all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Role, Principals, Educational Improvement
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Tachie, Simon A.; Molepo, Jacob M. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Undoubtedly the acquisition of mathematical skills for problem solving is critically important in today's sophisticated technological world. There is growing evidence that meta-cognition application is an important component of academic success in general and impacts on mathematical achievement in particular. Teachers' application of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Mathematics Skills, Problem Solving, Academic Achievement
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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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Setlhodi, Itumeleng I. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Ubuntu-inspired leadership is substantial for responding, in an African way, to the needs of schools seeking to improve their performance. Evoking practices, such as letsema and social cohesion, underpins an African panacea in executing work for desired outcomes. With little extant research on the concept of ubuntu leadership, this article reports…
Descriptors: African Culture, Principals, Leadership Styles, Instructional Leadership
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Ajayi, Stephen O.; Olatunji, Oluwole A. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Four theoretical frameworks were used to explore causations of turnover amongst high school teachers in Nigeria: (1) teachers' personal health, (2) work-family life, (3) job satisfaction, and (4) actual turnover intention. Quantitative data were obtained from 925 public high school teachers in Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria. Cronbach's Alpha…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Bhengu, Thamsanqa T.; Svosve, Evangelista – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article presents and discusses the findings of a multi-case study that was conducted in four remote rural early childhood development (ECD) schools located in the Chiredzi district, in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. The article explored how school heads enhanced resources mobilisation in remote rural ECD schools through school-community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
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Musundire, Austin; Dreyer, Johannes M. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Research was undertaken to find ways of resolving implementation challenges of supervision and evaluation systems by examining the perceptions of South African school-based managers and educators regarding the effectiveness of the clinical supervision strategy as a tool for improving the quality of teaching in compliance with the total quality…
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Educational Quality
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Mkonto, Nosisana – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article explores first-year students' motivation for attending peer-facilitated learning (PFL) sessions at a University of Technology, and how they benefit from it. Studies have shown better academic performance for students attending PFL sessions; however, little attention has been dedicated to questioning what else outside of subject…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Motivation, College Freshmen, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Mathebula, Thokozani – Africa Education Review, 2018
In the history of South African education there have been three contrasting attempts to incorporate learners into the authority structures of schools, namely: "boy-government" (prefect system), "student-government" (Student Representative Councils (SRCs)) and "learner-government" (Representative Councils of Learners…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Governance, Student Government
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Pillay, Jace – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article reports on a study that investigated the problem of hope for the future and literacy achievement in a sample of impoverished South African primary school children. Data was collected through a quantitative survey that was administered to 160 learners from four classes of grades 5 to 7 at a school in Soweto township, Johannesburg,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Biccard, Piera – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article contributes to the discussion on mathematics teacher reflection. Reflection was included in a study of the didactisation practices of primary school mathematics teachers as one of nine didactisation practices. The study involved five volunteer primary school mathematics teachers. A qualitative design-research approach was designed…
Descriptors: Reflection, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Badu, Edward; Kissi, Ernest; Boateng, Emmanuel B.; Antwi-Afari, Maxwell F. – Africa Education Review, 2018
Education is the mainstay of the development of any nation; and in developing countries it has become the backbone of human resource development, ensuring effective growth of the economy; however, its corresponding infrastructure development is lacking. Governments around the globe are finding it difficult to provide the needed infrastructure.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement
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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
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