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Gunter, Ashley; Raghuram, Parvati – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
The international mobility of institutions, staff, students and knowledge resources such as books and study materials has usually been studied separately. This paper, for the first time, brings these different forms of knowledge mobilities together. Through a historical analysis of South African higher education alongside results from a…
Descriptors: International Studies, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Multicampus Colleges
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Bergbauer, Annika; van Staden, Surette – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
This study identifies factors predicting reading literacy achievement among Grade 4 students in South Africa by utilizing Vygotsky's social interaction theory. The study draws on the preProgress in International Reading Literacy Study (prePIRLS) 2011 data, which places South African Grade 4 students' results below the international centre point of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Literacy, Grade 4
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Gudyanga, Remeredzayi; Jita, Loyiso C. – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
This article reports on a study investigating physical sciences teachers' stages of concern (SoC) profiles during the implementation of the curriculum and assessment policy statement (CAPS) in South Africa. Throughout reform implementation, it is conceivable that teachers go through different SoC, ranging from giving low priority to the reform…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Lyne, Michael C.; Jonas, Nomonde; Ortmann, Gerald F. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: This study evaluates the impact of an outsourced extension service delivered by Lima Rural Development Foundation (Lima) in the Umzimkhulu district of South Africa. The evaluation is conducted at both the household and program levels. Design/methodology/approach: Household impacts were estimated using two-stage regression with…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Eating Habits, Agricultural Occupations, Income
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Fernandez, Simon – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technologies in this century all over the world and these devices are extremely influencing the adolescents. The present study was sought to establish students' views on cell phones usage in university classrooms in an educational district in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The study employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Ramaila, Sam – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
This study investigated the self-efficacy of first-year Chemistry students at a South African university. The research involved a quantitative survey of 333 students using the College Chemistry Self-Efficacy Scale (CCSS) developed by Uzuntiryaki and Capa Aydin (2009). Descriptive statistics on data for the CCSS scales suggested that students have…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Self Efficacy, College Freshmen, Science Instruction
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Shepherd, Debra Lynne – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The regional and cultural closeness of Botswana and South Africa, as well as differences in their political histories and language policy stances, offers a unique opportunity to evaluate the role of language in reading outcomes. This study aims to empirically test the effect of exposure to mother tongue and English instruction on the reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Grade 4, Native Language
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Maree, Jacobus G.; Venter, Cobus J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined whether life design counselling can enhance the career resilience of a sexual abuse survivor. One participant was selected through purposive sampling. Five life design sessions occurred over a period of three months. Various (postmodern) qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to gather data while data analysis was…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Career Counseling
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Poalses, Jacolize; Bezuidenhout, Adéle – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Universities depend on committed efforts of all staff members to function effectively. However, where occupational demands outweigh occupational resources, challenging work becomes stressful, followed by an exhausted, disengaged workforce. It is unlikely that disengaged university staff will provide adequate care and service to geographically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mental Health, Stress Variables
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Cradit, Nathaniel; Wawrzynski, Matthew – Journal of College and Character, 2018
Post-apartheid South African education reforms shifted the role of religion from a primary foundation for all subjects to one of several strategies to develop civic, moral, and ethical values among the nation's youth. A concurrent decline in the number and size of postsecondary religious studies departments, however, caused achievement of the…
Descriptors: Student Organizations, Religion, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Botha, Madaleen; Panebianco, Clorinda – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Perfectionism is a complex multidimensional state with positive and negative outcomes. Research has identified that parents could influence perfectionistic inclinations, which may lead to increased levels of anxiety and ultimately lead to maladaptive tendencies. The aim of the study is to explore the role of parents in the experience of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Music, Music Education, Undergraduate Students
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van Breda, Adrian D. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Youth transitioning into university face numerous life challenges, particularly in South Africa with its high levels of poverty and inequality. This article, recognising the vulnerability of many students, sets out to identify the resilience processes that facilitate the resilient outcomes of life satisfaction and academic progress. Using a sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Transfer Students, At Risk Students
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Vogel, F. Ruric; Human-Vogel, Salomé – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Student retention remains an ongoing concern for higher education institutions worldwide. In the present study, we examine the predictive utility of identity styles, professional identity and academic commitment to academic achievement. We asked 120 second-year students in the profession of engineering in an augmented degree programme to complete…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Romero, Rocio Herrero; Cluver, Lucie; Hall, James; Steinert, Janina – Education as Change, 2018
No quantitative studies to date have specifically focused on the risk and protective factors for the educational resilience of socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescents who are not of compulsory school age in South Africa. This study compares the educational delay of 599 black adolescents aged 16 to 18 from socioeconomically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Institutional Characteristics, Family Characteristics
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Cowden, Richard G.; Govender, Kaymarlin; Oppong Asante, Kwaku; Reardon, Candice; George, Gavin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
This study explored the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Perceived Sense of School Membership (PSSM-18) Scale in two samples of South African adolescents. Principal components analysis (n = 1,052; males = 50.86%, M[subscript age] = 14.89, SD = 1.68) supported the retention of 15 items across a revised, three-factor structure of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sense of Community, Program Validation, Factor Structure
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