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Mokgwathi, Mathelela Steyn; Graham, Marien Alet; Fraser, William – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The study investigated the relationship between South African Grade 9 teachers' and learners' perceptions and attitudes with their mathematics achievement. The study used a secondary analysis of the TIMSS 2015 mathematics data, guided by the conceptual framework model of Scheerens (2000). The quantitative data collected through teachers' and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Grade 9, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes
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Winnaar, Lolita; Arends, Fabian; Beku, Unathi – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper is a secondary analysis, using data from the South African 2015 cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS is a trend study that assesses Mathematics and Science achievement and is designed to measure changes in the education system over time. The participants of the study included 12,514 learners…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Foreign Countries
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Marshall, Minda B. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Lifelong learning is the only way to sustain proficient learning in a rapidly changing world. Knowledge and information are exploding across the globe. We need accurate ways to facilitate the process of drawing external factual information into an internal perceptive advantage from which to interpret and argue new information. Accurate and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Reading Skills, Reading Improvement
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van Niekerk, Molly Patricia – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) are being utilised at a rapidly increasing rate, especially in distance education (DE). As a medium of instruction they allow the presenter to simultaneously interact with numerous students at different centres across the country. This study is unique in the sense that a collaborative learning community is created…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Cho, Mee-Ok; Scherman, Vanessa; Gaigher, Estelle – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This paper reports on secondary analysis of TIMSS 2003 data with the aim of explaining the difference in science achievement of Korean and South African learners. The question asked by this research, i.e. which factors at various educational levels influence science achievement in Korea and South Africa respectively, is addressed from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, School Size, Science Achievement
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Bojuwoye, Olaniyi; Moletsane, Mokgadi; Stofile, Sindiswa; Moolla, Nadeen; Sylvester, Fredrick – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The study explored Western Cape primary and secondary school learners' experiences regarding the provision and utilization of support services for improving learning. A qualitative interpretive approach was adopted and data gathered through focus group interviews involving 90 learners. Results revealed that learners received and utilized various…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Sosibo, Lungi – Perspectives in Education, 2013
Interest in teaching practice as an essential component of teacher education is growing. In spite of this, there is a dearth of research investigating students' perceptions of teaching practice evaluations from them as beneficiaries. This qualitative study examines students' perceptions of teaching practice evaluations administered by means of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Liebenberg, Janet; Mentz, Elsa; Breed, Betty – Computer Science Education, 2012
This paper reports on a qualitative study that examined how pair programming shapes the experience of secondary school girls taking IT as a subject, with respect to their enjoyment of programming and the subject itself. The study involved six Grade 11 girls who were doing solo programming in Grade 10 and pair programming in their following Grade.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Information Technology, Student Attitudes
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Sunassee, Suthananda N.; Young, Ryan M.; Sewry, Joyce D.; Harrison, Timothy G.; Shallcross, Dudley E. – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2012
In accordance with the requirements for the National Curriculum Statement for both Life sciences and Physical sciences and the importance of community engagement in Higher Education in South Africa, this paper described the use of the lecture-demonstration "A Pollutant's Tale" to create climate change awareness amongst school learners.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Climate, Environmental Education, Consciousness Raising
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Cho, Mee-Ok; Scherman, Vanessa; Gaigher, Estelle – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2012
This paper reports on secondary analysis of TIMSS 2003 data, based on a sound conceptual model, aiming to explain differential science achievement in South Africa from the perspective of educational effectiveness research. The conceptual framework was developed by refining existing school effectiveness models and including factors related to…
Descriptors: Science Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Correlation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Roodt, Monty J.; Stuurman, Sonwabo – Perspectives in Education, 2011
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child includes children's right to participation in processes that affect them. In this article we caution that in order to give real content to participation, it is necessary to understand what participation is and to acknowledge the problematic nature of the concept. We then demonstrate, by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Governance, Youth
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Vandeyar, Saloshna – Education Inquiry, 2010
The advent of democracy and the easing of both legal and unauthorised entry to South Africa have made the country a new destination for Black asylum-seekers, long-distance traders, entrepreneurs, students and professionals. As this population continues to grow, its children have begun to experience South African schools in an array of uniquely…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries, Blacks
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Carrim, Nazir – Perspectives in Education, 2009
I draw on empirical research conducted among selected Grade 9 learners in schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape in regard to their perceptions and experiences on human rights. Throughout, a convergence of these learners' experiences and perceptions occurred in relation to "hair", as the marking on their bodies which was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Grade 9, Racial Differences
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Aluko, Ruth – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
This paper examines the impact of a distance education program offered by the University of Pretoria, South Africa, on the professional practice of teachers. A pilot study was conducted using a combination of surveys and focus group interviews. Findings reveal that the program was beneficial to graduates' personal development, professional…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Focus Groups, Graduates
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Beyers, Christa; Hay, Johnnie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2007
Fagan (1986, p. 859) stated many years ago that "school psychology has survived the complex interaction between education and psychology, and will continue to do so in future". Applied and adapted to South(ern) Africa of 2007, one may ask whether inclusive education will survive the complex interaction with the HIV and AIDS pandemic, and…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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