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Netshitangani, Tshilidzi – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the reduction of school violence from the management point of view. It reflects on the utterances by teachers, principals, learners and members of school governing bodies (SGBs) to establish the influence that school management practices can have on the prevalence of school violence.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Leadership Responsibility, Teacher Attitudes
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Mokoena, Sello; Machaisa, Rebotile – Africa Education Review, 2018
In this multi-case qualitative study the degree to which school-based decision-making (SBDM) is understood and conceptualised by the members of school governing bodies (SGBs)--educators, chairpersons of SGBs, principals, and learner representative councils-as well the extent to which decisions were shared among the various groups represented on…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Participative Decision Making, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Kavai, Portia; de Villiers, Rian; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2017
In Life Sciences (biology) education, both nationally and internationally, the study of animal and organ morphology has traditionally involved dissection since the early 19th century. This study focused on the inclinations of teachers and learners towards animal organ dissection, and its use in problem-solving in Grade 11 Life Sciences education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 11, Biological Sciences
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de Jager, Thelma; Coetzee, Mattheus Jacobus; Maulana, Ridwan; Helms-Lorenz, Michelle; van de Grift, Wim – Educational Studies, 2017
The need for quality teaching is reflected in the poor performance of students in international tests. Teachers' practices and contextual factors could contribute to substandard quality of teaching in South Africa. Several studies indicate that successful learning is largely dependent on the teachers' practices in class. The focus of the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Cappy, Christina Lane – Education as Change, 2016
South Africa has risen to the forefront of educational debates that claim schooling can promote social justice and social cohesion. By drawing on Freire's (1970) theory of critical pedagogy, this paper examines how South African teachers in rural and township schools encourage students to reflect critically upon their own lives and take action to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Change Agents, Social Change
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Rubagiza, Jolly; Umutoni, Jane; Kaleeba, Ali – Education as Change, 2016
Education is seen to play a crucial role in the reconstruction of post-conflict countries, particularly in transforming people's mindsets and rebuilding social relations. In this regard, teachers are often perceived as key agents to bring about this transformative change through their role as agents of peace. This paper seeks to understand how…
Descriptors: Peace, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Teeger, Chana – Sociology of Education, 2015
Racially diverse schools are often presented as places where students can learn to challenge racist discourse and practice. Yet there are a variety of processes through which such schools reproduce the very hierarchies they are meant to dismantle. Drawing on 18 months of fieldwork in two racially diverse South African high schools, I add to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Bias, Social Bias, School Desegregation
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Taylor, Dale L.; Lelliott, Anthony D. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
Dialogic talk, in which different ideas are considered, promotes conceptual understanding in science, and is in line with South Africa's school curriculum. The problem is that dialogic talk is difficult to facilitate and may run counter to cultural norms. As a result, classroom talk is often not dialogic. This paper reports on the nature of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Classroom Communication, Dialogs (Language), Science Teachers
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Lundgren, Berit; Scheckle, Eileen; Zinn, Denise – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This article draws upon our experiences of participating in a Literacy Hub in South Africa. The aim is to describe and analyse how dialogue among Grade Eight teachers in a Literacy Hub around literacy teaching practices might lead to professional development and deepen teachers' understanding of literacy practices and teaching. Interviews and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Educational Practices, Faculty Development, Grade 8
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Mogari, David – Africa Education Review, 2014
The article profiles an in-service programme used to introduce a group of 22 high school mathematics teachers to an ethno-mathematical approach. The programme was built on an ongoing district-wide teacher development initiative organized and facilitated by the mathematics district official on a monthly basis. The programme took place over six…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Ramorola, M. Z. – Africa Education Review, 2013
South African teachers are faced with challenges in integrating technology effectively into a coherent framework at school level. There seems to be little evidence of technology integration into classroom activities such as systematic planning and implementation of lessons that require learners to think critically, work collaboratively, and use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Students
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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
Grootboom, Nomalanga P. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
After decades of racially segregated education under apartheid in South Africa, the process of school desegregation commenced in 1990's with the view equalize education for all, and fostering better relationships and making available equal opportunities for all learners. The process of desegregation not has been without problems as it is apparent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Desegregation, Racial Segregation, Equal Education
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Assan, Thomas; Thomas, Raju – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2012
The study examined the opportunities available and challenges experienced by Commerce subjects' educators using ICT. Quantitative and qualitative descriptive research was used. Six high schools were purposely selected for the study because they are all equipped with computer laboratories. A purposive sample consisted of 138 school-based commerce…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries, Business Education
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Pather, Sulochini – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
Since the move towards inclusion in line with international trends and South Africa's attempts to address issues of marginalisation and discrimination amongst all learners, including those with special needs and disabilities, it has become evident on perusal of various research studies and reviews that there is an obsession with how far we have…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Research
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