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Adegbenro, Janet B.; Olugbara, Oludayo O. – Africa Education Review, 2019
Helping beginner and veteran teachers to develop technological knowledge and skills in how to use new information and communications technologies (ICTs) to teach is a critical component of teacher preparation in this digital age. This article reports on a study in which 117 beginner and veteran (experienced) Computer Application Technology (CAT)…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teacher Competencies, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Mason, Henry D. – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article reports on a mixed methods study that evaluated the efficacy of a study counselling intervention programme at a South African university. Quantitative data, collected by means of the Learning and Study Strategy Inventory, indicated that the study skills intervention programme brought about statistically significant improvements in…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Program Evaluation, Student Needs, Higher Education
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Francis, Dennis A.; Brown, Anthony; McAllister, John; Mosime, Sethunya T.; Thani, Glodean T. Q.; Reygan, Finn; Dlamini, Bethusile; Nogela, Lineo; Muller, Marguerite – Africa Education Review, 2019
The importance of quality education provision for all is a globally acknowledged principle for the creation of sustainable learning environments at primary and secondary levels. This article reports on a study that aimed to increase understanding of the context of how gender and sexuality diversity is responded to in schools in Southern Africa. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Barriers, Social Bias
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Hlalele, Dipane – Africa Education Review, 2019
The purpose of the study was to explore rural university access programme students' experience of mathematics anxiety in academic settings. Mathematics anxiety has been found to have an adverse effect on students' confidence, motivation and achievement. The quantitative study was exploratory and descriptive in nature. The participants were 655…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Access to Education, Student Experience, Mathematics Anxiety
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Naidoo, Deshini; van Wyk, Jacqueline M.; Dhunpath, Rubby – Africa Education Review, 2019
The centrality of service learning in the development of students' professional practice has received worldwide attention. Exposure to appropriately designed service learning experience determines the acquisition of graduate attributes. This article addresses a study in which the key question was: What methods and strategies do students and their…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Occupational Therapy, Professional Development, Learning Experience
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Castillo, Nathan M.; Wagner, Daniel A. – International Review of Education, 2019
This article describes a short-term longitudinal study conducted in low-performing rural primary schools in South Africa. The authors were involved in developing a two-year multimedia reading programme for rural South African children in grades 1-3, and sought to assess key learning outcomes in existing school computer laboratories. The programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Reading Programs, Beginning Reading
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Hanemann, Ulrike; McKay, Veronica – International Review of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to examine literacy and numeracy scores of learners who participated in the South African "Kha Ri Gude" Literacy Campaign. Analysing the learning outcomes of the 2011 cohort of a total of 485,941 participants, the authors seek to identify variations between the learners' achievements across the eleven official…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Language of Instruction
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Pillay, Ellamma; Bansilal, Sarah – Africa Education Review, 2019
The introduction of the school subject Mathematical Literacy (ML) was to develop numerate and well informed citizens in South Africa. However the success of the subject is dependent on the ways in which teachers mediate the subject with their learners. The purpose of the study reported on in this article was to explore the extent to which the…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Hannaway, Donna; Govender, Poomoney; Marais, Petro; Meier, Corinne – Africa Education Review, 2019
Currently in South Africa, there are over 20 000 underqualified Grade R teachers who are enlisted into service to ensure that Grade R teaching can continue. The aim of the study reported on was to investigate the challenges and needs faced by underqualified teachers in order to promote the professional development of teachers teaching in rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Barriers
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Ramaligela, Sylvia M.; Ogbonnaya, Ugorji I.; Mji, Andile – Africa Education Review, 2019
Instructional practice plays a significant role in understanding teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). The aim of the study reported on was to compare mathematics and technology pre-service teachers' knowledge of PCK. The study used a case study approach of five mathematics and five technology pre-service teachers with a total of ten.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Technology Education
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Bertram, Carol – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This paper explores the question of what is powerful knowledge in school history, drawing on an analysis of secondary school history curriculum documents from South Africa and Rwanda. The paper engages with how these official curricula make selections regarding history topics, and how conceptual relationships are structured, and then interrogates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Cultural Differences
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Shalem, Yael; Allais, Stephanie – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This paper examines two influential views within the sociology of knowledge, specifically in literature examining relationships between knowledge, curriculum, and social justice, located in the South African context of extreme inequality and poverty. The first emphasizes the role of disciplines in creating criteria of powerful knowledge, arguing…
Descriptors: Sociology, Knowledge Level, Intellectual Disciplines, Social Justice
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Davis, Cindy; Harris, Nonie; Engelbrecht, Lambert; Lum, Terry – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
Social work educators are challenged with preparing students for international social work and work with immigrant and refugee populations. This pilot project aimed to develop an online global classroom to teach an international social work course to social work students participating from five different locations: United States (N=25), South…
Descriptors: Social Work, Virtual Classrooms, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries
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Bladergroen, Moira C.; Chigona, Wallace – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article reports on a study that explored the management of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and learning. In particular it focuses on the use of ICT in the pre-service teacher's classroom in the South African context. The study was interventionist in that pre-service teachers were trained how to use ICT in teaching…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Experience
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Makina, Blandina – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article explores the findings of a qualitative case study of journal entries by 10 final-year English pre-service teachers during their five-week practicum in disadvantaged schools in South Africa's Gauteng province. The study sought to investigate the nature and depth of reflection as well as student teachers' perceptions regarding the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Journal Writing, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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