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Roberts, Anthea; le Roux, Kate – Pythagoras, 2019
Concerns have been expressed that although learners may solve linear equations correctly they cannot draw on mathematically valid resources to explain their solutions or use their strategies in unfamiliar situations. This article provides a detailed qualitative analysis of the thinking of 15 Grade 8 and Grade 9 learners as they talk about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Equations (Mathematics), Grade 8
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Naidoo, Sarojini – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has become an increasingly worrying phenomenon among adolescents and young adults. This study sought to address the paucity of data about the prevalence, nature, and functions of NSSI in the South African context. The Inventory of Statements about Self-harm and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were administered to…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Olifant, Tilla; Cekiso, Madoda; Rautenbach, Eunice – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2019
Background: Owing to the dearth of reading practices within the South African literacy landscape, many learners neither engage in productive reading habits, nor exhibit a positive attitude towards English First Additional Language (EFAL) reading. Consequently, many learners experience reading challenges, which negatively impact on their academic…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English Teachers, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Ngidi, Ndumiso Daluxolo; Moletsane, Relebohile – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
This article examines the vulnerability of orphans to sexual violence in and around their township secondary school. Using photovoice as a methodology with which to unearth these experiences and narratives, we examine how such an approach might engage the voices of orphans to inform thinking regarding sexual violence. Our analysis was informed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Violence, Sexual Abuse
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Stott, Angela Elisabeth – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Physical sciences teachers in low-quintile South African schools avoid the use of inquiry on the grounds of inefficiency and ineffectiveness for test preparation. This avoidance is consistent with the view that the high cognitive load inquiry offers to extreme novices such as these learners may be prohibitive. Given the purported benefits of…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Program Effectiveness, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
The chain of progression from teacher education to qualification to classroom instruction and student engagement, and then to learning and achievement, is not as straightforward as often presented. Societal, political and economic pressures create either a positive climate or a stressful one for both teachers and students. Nevertheless it is safe…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Jagals, Divan; van der Walt, Marthie – Pythagoras, 2018
Awareness of one's own strengths and weaknesses during visualisation is often initiated by the imagination -- the faculty for intuitively visualising and modelling an object. Towards exploring the role of metacognitive awareness and imagination in facilitating visualisation in solving a mathematics task, four secondary schools in the North West…
Descriptors: Visualization, Metacognition, Imagination, Role
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Wood, Lesley; Hendricks, Farah – Educational Action Research, 2017
Teenage pregnancy among school-going youth is a concern worldwide, but in socially-economically challenged environments it is a result of, and contributory factor to, a complex web of social injustice. In South Africa, most of the school-based prevention interventions to date have been adult-designed and imparted, with the voice of the target…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Adolescents, Pregnancy
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Long, Caroline; Wendt, Heike – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
South Africa participated in TIMSS from 1995 to 2015. Over these two decades, some positive changes have been reported on the aggregated mathematics performance patterns of South African learners. This paper focuses on the achievement patterns of South Africa's high-performing Grade 9 learners (n = 3378) in comparison with similar subsamples of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Multiplication, Comparative Education
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Sanders, Martie; Makotsa, Dennis – Education as Change, 2016
Curriculum statements and textbooks are considered to be vital support tools for teachers, particularly during times of curriculum innovation. A recent change in South Africa was the controversial inclusion of evolution in the school curriculum, raising serious concerns amongst biology teachers regarding the adequacy of their content and…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Evolution, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
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Jagals, Divan; van der Walt, Marthie – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
Metacognition encompasses knowledge and regulation that, through reflection, sustain problem solving behaviour. How metacognitive awareness is constructed from reflection on metacognitive knowledge and regulation and how these reflections enable metacognitive skills for Mathematics problem solving remain unclear. Three secondary schools…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Case Studies, Reflection, Problem Solving
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Mapotse, Tomé Awshar – Africa Education Review, 2015
This article is based on a preliminary action research (AR) study conducted with selected schools in Limpopo. It intends to report on the progress made and research problem identified during the reconnaissance/preliminary study. The aim of this preliminary research is to ascertain whether the findings conform to the main research question of the…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 9, Technology Education, Questionnaires
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Ndlovu, Mdutshekelwa – Pythagoras, 2014
The purpose of this article is to report on an investigation of the perceptions and performance of mathematics teachers in a teacher professional learning (TPL) programme based on realistic mathematics education (RME) principles, which included a topic on transformations, undertaken by the researcher. Forty-seven Senior Phase (Grade 7--9) teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Mathematics Education
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Bester, G. – Africa Education Review, 2013
Imaginary audience, personal fable, and over-estimation of responsibilities are typical characteristics of egocentric behaviour during adolescence. The aim of the research was to establish how these egocentric characteristics manifest themselves in a learning context. An empirical investigation was carried out involving 316 learners from Grade 8…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescent Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Geertsema, Salomé; Hyman, Charene; van Deventer, Chantelle – South African Journal of Education, 2011
SMS language is English language slang, used as a means of mobile phone text messaging. This practice may impact on the written language skills of learners at school. The main aim of this study was to determine the perspectives of Grade 8 and 9 English (as Home Language) educators in Gauteng regarding the possible influence of SMS language on…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Written Language, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication
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