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Yu, Ke; Shandu, Balungile – Perspectives in Education, 2017
In this paper, we identify reasons for the high school achievement of some migrant children, in spite of the language barriers faced by themselves and their parents. We explore the literature to determine the factors used to overcome such barriers, particularly those beyond social economic status (SES) and other largely inherited factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Migrant Children, Academic Achievement
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Tladi, Mpitseng; Makombe, Rodwell – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
Given its propensity to foster social awareness, literature can function as a tool for developing critical citizenship, particularly in schools. This article critically analyzes John Kani's "Nothing but the Truth", a text prescribed in South African high schools, in terms of whether it presents any issues that could be drawn upon to…
Descriptors: Literature, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Christie, Pam; McKinney, Carolyn – Education as Change, 2017
This article argues that theories of "decoloniality" provide valuable insights into the social relations of "Model C" schools that have been brought into visibility in particular ways by the wave of student protests during and after 2016. Our starting point is to provide a brief outline of the central arguments made by a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Theories, Power Structure, Politics of Education
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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
Dunn, Deborah – Liberal Education, 2014
In this article, Deborah Dunn reflects on the need to rethink the concepts of service learning. Students are well acquainted with the basic concept of service learning and community engagement, as some form of service or engagement is often required for them to graduate both high school and college these days. The lack of authentic meeting with…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, High School Students, College Students
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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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Botsis, Hannah; Dominguez-Whitehead, Yasmine; Liccardo, Sabrina – Perspectives in Education, 2013
In this article, we consider the extent to which a scholarship programme at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) engages with the challenges of transformation. This scholarship programme highlights the transformative potential of a programme that focuses on excellence for a previously under-represented group, but also demonstrates how this…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Transformative Learning
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Clark, Urszula – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2013
The ways in which literacy in English is taught in school generally subscribe to and perpetuate the notion of a homogenous, unvaried set of writing conventions associated with the language they represent, especially in relation to spelling and punctuation as well as grammar. Such teaching also perpetuates the myth that there is one…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy Education, Spelling
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Francis, Dennis – South African Journal of Education, 2013
Forum Theatre (FT), a participatory improvised theatre form, raises consciousness, enables debate and critical reflection, and encourages a democratic form of knowledge production that engages the audience in their own learning and unlearning. I used FT as a platform to understand how 15- to 18-year-old learners, in a co-educational school in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Theater Arts, Teaching Methods
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Mhlolo, Michael – Pythagoras, 2013
There is a general perception that the South African curriculum statements for mathematics create polarity between the 'old' and the 'new', which does not benefit both the teachers and the learners. The new curricula demand a radical shift from the traditional teacher-led approaches that teachers are familiar with, yet does not provide a model of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics
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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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Mason-Jones, Amanda J.; Flisher, Alan J.; Mathews, Catherine – Health Education Research, 2011
Characteristics of learners who become peer educators are rarely explored despite the potential relevance to the success of peer education programmes. Fifteen high schools selected to implement peer education HIV prevention programmes in South Africa were recruited. A total of 2339 Grade 10 learners were surveyed and comparisons were made between…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Foreign Countries
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Naicker, Visvanathan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2010
The use of computers in the classroom could allow both educators and learners to achieve new capabilities. There are underlying factors, however, that are obstructing the adoption rate of computer use for instructional purposes in schools. This research focused on these problems with a view to determining which critical success factors promote a…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Computer Uses in Education, Access to Computers, Computers
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