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Henning, Elizabeth – Perspectives in Education, 2013
This article about the discourse of pedagogy as related to child cognition in mathematics addresses the issue of what constitutes the main disciplinary content and the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of foundation-phase teachers. I argue that, unless child cognition itself is the primary disciplinary content of foundation-phase teacher's…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Workshops, Mathematics
Harber, Clive; Mncube, Vusi – Symposium Books, 2012
Education is often seen as the key agency in international development and poverty reduction. Frequently the emphasis is on the economic and social role of education in development. This book, on the other hand, is unusual in explicitly examining the political role of education in development. In particular, it sets out the theories, evidence and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Politics of Education
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Westraadt, Georina – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
Quality and meaningful Visual Art education provides opportunities for learning and holistic development to all children at school. Research projects in this regard highlight the problems that teachers experience in this field. The contribution of higher education in the training of educators to provide for teachers in Visual Art education is…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Teacher Education, Visual Literacy
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Weldon, Gail – Journal of Moral Education, 2010
One of the priorities of societies emerging from identity-based conflict is to signal a new society, with new values that stand in stark contrast with the old. Education policy becomes a critical arena for highlighting these political values when schools, particularly teachers, are identified as key agents of social change. However, the legacy of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Racial Segregation, Conflict, Social Change
Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy; Ramdhani, Jugathambal – Online Submission, 2010
Entrepreneurship education in South Africa is often presented as a neutral discipline. Yet fundamental to any entrepreneurship education program should be the integration of key issues, such as ethics, values and social responsibility. This paper reports on a study that set out to explore student teachers experiences of engaging in an…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Discipline, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
Stephens, David – Symposium Books, 2007
There is increasing recognition of the important role culture plays in the framing and delivery of education and development in the South. Whether this is in the reciprocal and synergistic relationship between theory and practice or the links between research and policy, it is clear that at the heart of successful educational development is a…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Case Studies
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
Kerfoot, Caroline – 2001
The impacts of the adult basic education and training (ABET) courses offered by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) in South Africa's Northern Cape Province were examined. Data were collected through questionnaires, open-ended and semi-structured interviews, observations, and document analysis. Of the 221 students enrolled in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning