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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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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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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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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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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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Blignaut, S. – Africa Education Review, 2011
A growing body of research has emphasized the important role that prior knowledge, experience, beliefs and attitudes play in the interpretation of policy reforms. Spillane, Reiser and Reimer (2002) assert that teachers use their prior knowledge in making sense of new directives to change their practice, pointing out how teachers arrive at…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Role, Schemata (Cognition), Foreign Countries
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Vandeyar, Saloshna – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Recognizing that teacher commitments are consequential for classroom practice, this study sets out to determine the extent to which the ethos of South African schools has been transformed towards integration in the truest sense. Findings emanating from this research indicate that teachers do not enter their classrooms as "blank slates"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, School Desegregation, Student Diversity