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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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Jagals, Divan; van der Walt, Marthie – Pythagoras, 2018
Awareness of one's own strengths and weaknesses during visualisation is often initiated by the imagination -- the faculty for intuitively visualising and modelling an object. Towards exploring the role of metacognitive awareness and imagination in facilitating visualisation in solving a mathematics task, four secondary schools in the North West…
Descriptors: Visualization, Metacognition, Imagination, Role
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Granklint Enochson, Pernilla; Redfors, Andreas; Dempster, Edith R.; Tibell, Lena A. E. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
In this paper we focus on how South African students' ideas about the human body are constituted in their descriptions of three different scenarios involving the pathway of a sandwich, a painkiller and a glass of water through the body. In particular, we have studied the way in which the students transferred ideas between the sandwich and the…
Descriptors: Human Body, Secondary School Students, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Schulze, Salomé; van Heerden, Mark – South African Journal of Education, 2015
In the light of the poor academic achievement in science by secondary school students in South Africa, students' motivation for science learning should be enhanced. It is argued that this can only be achieved with insight into which motivational factors to target, with due consideration of the diversity in schools. The study therefore explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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Pather, Sulochini – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
Since the move towards inclusion in line with international trends and South Africa's attempts to address issues of marginalisation and discrimination amongst all learners, including those with special needs and disabilities, it has become evident on perusal of various research studies and reviews that there is an obsession with how far we have…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Research
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Bansilal, Sarah; James, Angela; Naidoo, Magiembal – South African Journal of Education, 2010
International and national mathematics studies have revealed the poor mathematics skills of South African learners. An essential tool that can be used to improve learners' mathematical skills is for educators to use effective feedback. Our purpose in this study was to elicit learners' understanding and expectations of teacher assessment feedback.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Student Evaluation
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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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Swart, Dehran; Panday, Saadhna; Reddy, S Priscilla; Bergstrom, Erik; de Vries, Hein – Health Education Research, 2006
This paper explores adolescent preferences for the setting, timing, delivery format, provider and key elements of tobacco control programmes. The need for programme sensitivity towards urban/rural, gender and ethnic subgroups is also discussed. Schools were purposively selected from the Southern Cape-Karoo Region, South Africa. Twelve prevention…
Descriptors: Holidays, School Activities, Smoking, Prevention
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James, Shamagonam; Reddy, Priscilla; Ruiter, Robert A. C.; McCauley, Ann; van den Borne, Bart – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2006
The evaluation of the Department of Educations' life skills program on HIV and AIDS prevention among Grade 9 students in 22 randomly allocated schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, showed only a significant increase in student knowledge about HIV/AIDS in the intervention group compared with the control group. No effects were found on safe sex…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Promotion, Communicable Diseases, Intervention