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Arends, Fabian; Winnaar, Lolita; Mosimege, Mogege – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Teachers play an important role in the provision of quality education. The variety of classroom practices they use in interacting with learners play a critical role in the understanding of mathematical concepts and overall performance in Mathematics. Following the work done by Hattie (2009, 2012) in relation to classroom practices this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hoadley, Ursula; Muller, Johan – Curriculum Journal, 2016
Why has large-scale standardised testing attracted such a bad press? Why has pedagogic benefit to be derived from test results been downplayed? The paper investigates this question by first surveying the pros and cons of testing in the literature, and goes on to examine educators' responses to standardised, large-scale tests in a sample of low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, Developing Nations, Visual Discrimination
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Roux, Annalie; Nieuwoudt, Hercules; Nieuwoudt, Susan – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
It is a known fact that South African learners underachieve in mathematics. One possible factor that might have an influence on their mathematics achievement is the conceptual knowledge of mathematics teachers. In order to facilitate conceptual understanding, mathematics teachers themselves must possess profound mathematical knowledge. One key…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Achievement