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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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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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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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Ojo, O.A.; Adu, E.O. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The effectiveness of the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching and learning is germane to the recent educational innovations in South Africa. The study examined the level of availability and utilisation of ICT facilities by teachers and students in high schools in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa as well as the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Information Technology, High Schools, Foreign Countries
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Ngesi, Nandipha; Landa, Nhlanhla; Madikiza, Nophawu; Cekiso, Madoda P.; Tshotsho, Baba; Walters, Lynne M. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
One of the major challenges in teaching English to speakers of other languages is the issue of inadequate contact time between teachers and learners and between learners and comprehensible English language input. This paper emanated from a burning desire to help learners in South African educational institutions, especially those in remote areas,…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Mnyand, Lutho; Mbelani, Madeyandile – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2018
South Africa's communication landscape has changed and is still changing because many previously disadvantaged areas have benefitted from the construction of roads, provision of electricity and installation of satellites. As a result, many previously disadvantaged learners have access to digital media in their homes. In this article, we argue that…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Computer Literacy, Secondary School Students, Grade 9
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Kunnath, Bobby; Kriek, Jeanne – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The study aimed to determine the most effective of three pedagogies to improve Grade 12 learners' understanding of the photoelectric effect when the teaching was done using chalk and talk, guided learning with computer simulations (CS) as a demonstration tool and semi-autonomous learning where the learners used the CS individually with limited…
Descriptors: Grade 12, Secondary School Science, Computer Simulation, Science Instruction
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Sikhakhane, Hamilton Ndati; Muthukrishna, Nithi; Martin, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study, undertaken at a secondary school in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, sought to research bullying--a phenomenon seen globally as a major social problem that has a serious impact on the wellbeing of children and the youth. Participants were eight Grade 10 learners, 4 male and 4 female. The research tradition was a narrative inquiry as the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
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Juan, Andrea; Zuze, Linda; Hanna, Sylvia; Govender, Ashika; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2018
School bullying is a complex social phenomenon that negatively impacts the psychosocial well-being of students, as well as the overall culture and climate of schools. Designing appropriate interventions to combat bullying in South African schools requires nuanced information about this phenomenon. This paper examines the extent and nature of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Risk, Foreign Countries
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Okitowamba, Onyumbe; Julie, Cyril; Mbekwa, Monde – Pythagoras, 2018
Various efforts are underway to improve achievement in high-stakes examinations in school mathematics. This article reports on one such initiative which focuses on the development of quality teaching of school mathematics by embedding it within an examination-driven emphasis. A quantitative approach was used to analyse the performance of Grade 10…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Grade 10
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Mabotja, Samuel; Chuene, Kabelo; Maoto, Satsope; Kibirige, Israel – Pythagoras, 2018
This article uses parts of qualitative data from the first author's study that focused on exploring Pirie and Kieren's process of "folding back," revisiting previously held understandings of a concept for its extended understanding in order to solve the problem of enhancing Grade 10 learners' reasoning in geometry. In South Africa,…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Thinking Skills
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Mwale, Liveness; Mwakapenda, Willy – Pythagoras, 2018
This article addresses the interconnection between two education practices: reading and mathematics. These are two common aspects of schooling. Learners engage with these critical practices, regularly. There hardly goes a day in the life of schoolgoing children without them engaging in these two practices in one form or another. However, the point…
Descriptors: Novels, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Mellor, Kathryn; Clark, Robyn; Essien, Anthony A. – Pythagoras, 2018
Textbook content has the ability to influence mathematical learning. This study compares how linear functions are presented in two textbooks, one of South African and the other of German origin. These two textbooks are used in different language-based streams in a school in Gauteng, South Africa. A qualitative content analysis on how the topic of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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