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Downs, Colleen Thelma – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
A life sciences undergraduate apprenticeship initiative was run during the vacations at a South African university. In particular, the initiative aimed to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Annually 12-18 undergraduate biology students were apprenticed to various institutions during the January and July vacations from…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Vacation Programs, Biological Sciences, Entomology
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Wilkinson, Veronica; Hayden, Mary – Journal of Research in International Education, 2010
This article presents a summary of the findings of a recent study that points to the importance of informal, out of classroom, interactions in effecting change in student attitudes as they pass through the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, designed as an internationally recognized pre-university programme for students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Advanced Placement Programs, Attitude Change, High School Students
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Maphosa, Cosmas; Shumba, Almon – South African Journal of Education, 2010
The escalation of learner indiscipline cases in schools suggests failure by teachers to institute adequate alternative disciplinary measures after corporal punishment was outlawed in South African schools. We sought to address the following two research questions: (a) How do educators view their disciplinary capabilities in the post-corporal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Punishment, Student Behavior
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Moloi, K. C.; Dzvimbo, K. P.; Potgieter, F. J.; Wolhuter, C. C.; van der Walt, J. L. – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Some historically black schools manage to do quite well despite their circumstances, such as dire poverty. We aim at explicating some of the causal factors regarding the effectiveness of three schools in deep rural Mpumalanga, South Africa by tapping the perceptions of their learners. Data were collected from learner samples (four girls and four…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Costandius, Elmarie – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2010
The aim of this research is to consider the impact of a Service-Learning module aiming at enhancing social responsibility and citizenship by using art as a medium for learning and reflection. It involves an explicit and designed programme that includes Socratic discussions and self-reflection projects through art. Action research was used as a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Art Activities
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Theron, Linda; Dunn, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Using rich qualitative data, we describe the ecosystemically-embedded protective antecedents that enabled 10 white, Afrikaans-speaking adolescents from divorced families towards resilience. The description both confirms and extends what was known about the roots of adolescent resilience, post-divorce. We use these findings to capacitate educators…
Descriptors: Whites, Indo European Languages, Resilience (Psychology), Divorce
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Phaswana, Edith – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Learner participation in South Africa was legislated in 1996 through the South African Schools Act, No. 84. Since then it has been a legal requirement to establish representative councils of learners (RCL) at secondary schools (with Grade 8 and higher) countrywide. I investigate the perspectives and experiences of participation with secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
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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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Armien, Mogamat Noor; le Roux, Kate – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
Debates on improving performance in science and engineering at higher education institutions have stressed the need for institutions to adopt pedagogic practices appropriate for the setting. In this paper we contribute to this debate by presenting the results of empirical research conducted in a first-year foundation mathematics course for Civil…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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Craig, Tracy S. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
This article reports on an activity in a first-year engineering mathematics class designed to strengthen students' personal identities as novice engineers. The literature on identity suggests that students are more likely to be retained in an engineering degree programme if they develop an identity as an engineer and that development of such an…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, College Mathematics, Self Concept
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Röhm, Dürten; Rollnick, Marissa – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2010
This paper reports on the development of an instrument which was used to gather information on the views of science students on the social responsibility of scientists. The methodology is based on a "Views on Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS)" instrument which was developed in Canada. It involves three phases, employing interviews and…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Social Responsibility
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Skervin, Hyacinth – Education Inquiry, 2010
This article classifies four constructs of feminist identity and focuses on the role and implication of these identities in an educational field research project which aims to empower girls in diverse school communities in South Africa through human rights education. The subject is explored by examining specific genres of knowledge and inquiry in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Gender Differences, Power Structure
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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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