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du Plessis, Colleen; du Plessis, Theodorus – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2015
Disparities emanating from South Africa's apartheid history still pose a number of challenges to the country, especially in education. Since the transition to democracy in 1994, the prescribed government school curriculum has undergone several revisions in an endeavour to set standards and provide instruction of a high quality. On the language…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Educational Policy, Grade 12, High School Students
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North, Marc; Christiansen, Iben M. – Pythagoras, 2015
In this article we argue that in South Africa the current format of legitimised participation and practice in the examination papers for Mathematical Literacy restricts successful apprenticeship in the discipline of scientific mathematics and limits empowered preparation for real-world functioning. The currency of the subject, then, is brought…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Monyooe, Lebusa; Tjatji, Martin; Mosese, Eulenda – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
This article argues that the exponential increases in the Grade 12 (Matriculation) passes post 1994 do not necessarily translate to quality because of the low performance norms and standards set for passing Grade 12. It further calls for a serious reflection and interrogation of existing policies on performance, benchmarks, teacher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), Secondary School Students, Grade 12
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Cosser, Michael; Nenweli, Sekinah – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2014
A 2010 paper published in "Higher Education" investigated the relationship between South African Grade 12 students' programme preferences in 2001 for study in higher education, student enrolment in higher education programmes in 2002, and student graduations in 2006, devising what the author dubbed a preference-enrolment-graduation (PEG)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preferences, Enrollment, Graduation
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Stols, Gerrit; Kriek, Jeanne – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In this exploratory study, we sought to examine the influence of mathematics teachers' beliefs on their intended and actual usage of dynamic mathematics software in their classrooms. The theory of planned behaviour (TPB), the technology acceptance model (TAM) and the innovation diffusion theory (IDT) were used to examine the influence of teachers'…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Least Squares Statistics, Educational Technology, Mathematics Teachers
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Mwakapenda, Willy – South African Journal of Education, 2008
I identify and discuss ways in which different types of connections are described in the South African mathematics National Curriculum Statement and its related documents, particularly at the Further Education and Training (FET) level. I argue that connections are central to the way the discipline of mathematics, its learning outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Mathematical Concepts, Geometry
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Evans, Rinelle – Journal of Educational Media, 2004
In face-to-face teaching, the educator is able to directly mediate learning and gauge the level of the learners' English proficiency. Teleteaching makes this virtually impossible, as learners are invisible and thus immediate intervention in learning or estimations of proficiency are much more difficult to achieve. TELETUKS Schools 1--a community…
Descriptors: Grade 12, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Distance Education