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Engelbrecht, Elmarie – Computers and Education, 2005
In response to the impact of information and communication technology on traditional business and commerce practices, and the empowerment of individuals by the growth of information available on the Internet, educators are challenged to adapt the curricula and delivery modes of educational programs for knowledge workers, such as tax accountants.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Thinking Skills
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Vithal, Renuka; Gopal, Nirmala – Perspectives in Education, 2005
In this article we report on what Grade 8 learners say about the new curriculum reforms in South Africa -- Outcomes-based Education (OBE) and Curriculum 2005 (C2005) -- that were introduced into their mathematics classrooms. The article begins by addressing what is argued to be a gap in reform research in mathematics education. It draws primarily…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Outcome Based Education
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Kahn, Michael – Perspectives in Education, 2005
This article explores the way that educational disadvantage and opportunity became manifest in the South African school system by tracking performance in the gateway subject of Mathematics (and to a lesser extent Physical Science). Previous research by the author showed how it was possible to use a proxy method to track redress in the absence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Physical Sciences, African Languages
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Engelbrecht, Johann; Harding, Ansie; Potgieter, Marietjie – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, 2005
The general perception is that high school teaching of mathematics in South Africa tends to be fairly procedural and that students that enter university are better equipped to deal with procedural problems rather than conceptual. This study compares the conceptual and procedural skills of first-year calculus students in life sciences. Also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Sciences, Misconceptions
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Wilson-Strydom, Merridy; Thomson, Janet; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Perspectives in Education, 2005
Integration of ICT into teaching and learning has risen on the South African education agenda, particularly with the release of the White Paper on e-Education in 2003. This empirical paper draws on survey data from the evaluation of the Intel[R] Teach to the Future programme in South Africa to reflect on ICT integration in South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Nieuwenhuis, F. J.; Mokoena, S. – Compare A Journal of Comparative Education, 2005
Democratisation as set out in the constitution of South Africa is based on the ideal of devolving power and authority to community level. Running parallel with the ideal of democratisation and devolution of powers are the imperatives of redress, educational transformation and restructuring, to be managed by central government and provincial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, School District Autonomy
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Sayed, Yusuf; Soudien, Crain – Compare A Journal of Comparative Education, 2005
This paper critically reviews the ways in which the policy of education decentralisation in post-apartheid South Africa results in both forms of inclusion and new forms of exclusion. Drawing on a two-year research project carried out in three provinces in South Africa, it shows how in the governance of schools, new forms of exclusion are being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Change, Governance
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Walker, Melanie – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2005
This paper explores both the personal narratives of a group of black and white undergraduate students and the institutional discourse at one historically white and Afrikaans medium university now undergoing its own transformation in post-apartheid South Africa. It considers how students talk about their actual experiences and the micro-realties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Breier, Mignonne – Studies in Continuing Education, 2005
"Recognition of Prior Learning" (RPL) is usually associated with assessment processes prior to entry into an educational programme. This paper considers the recognition of prior learning in post-entry pedagogy (referred to here as "rpl" lower case). The focus is on informal learning or experience in courses in Labour Law at two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Informal Education, Adult Educators
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Howie, Sarah J. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2005
South African pupils performed well below the TIMSS international average in 1995 and 1999 and significantly below all other countries (including the other African countries) in the 1999 study. Path analysis, namely Partial Least Square (PLS) analysis, was applied to the South African TIMSS-R data to explore the effect of contextual factors at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Class Size, Mathematics Achievement, Context Effect
Commonwealth of Learning, 2004
Both of these "Surveys of policy and practice" were conducted on behalf of COL by the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) as part of COL's partnership agreement with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Working Group on Distance Education and Open Learning. The first report identifies…
Descriptors: Open Education, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Quality
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Jansen, Jonathan D. – Research Papers in Education, 2004
This article examines the struggles of the South African government to establish school-wide evaluation policies within post-apartheid institutions. It is demonstrated that even when such evaluation policies promise teacher development and whole-school improvement, there is significant resistance to government intervention in the school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Environment, Racial Segregation
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Bookwalter, Jeffrey T.; Dalenberg, Douglas – Social Indicators Research, 2004
This paper uses a household survey from South Africa to estimate a model of subjective well-being based upon poverty and household characteristics including housing, sanitation, and transportation. Following Sen, we allow for factors in addition to income and we begin to incorporate functionings and capabilities as determinants of well-being. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transportation, Public Policy, Housing
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Mji, A.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2004
R. J. Cruise and E. M. Wilkins's (1980) Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS), which measures levels of statistics anxiety, was administered to 169 technikon students (70.9% women) in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Evidence of score reliability and validity was provided, suggesting that the STARS can be used with this population.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Rating Scales, Measurement Techniques
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Ishaq, Ashfaq – School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2004
Since September 11, 2001, our world has become increasingly divided. The escalation of religious, ethnic, and cultural conflicts is having a profound impact on the hearts and minds of the next generation. In this article, the author asserts that the arts are language-independent media for building bonds of friendship and communication among the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Athletics, Art, Peace
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