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Mkhize, Duduzile Rosemary – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Learners' participation in mathematics decreases during their transition from primary to high school. This is despite adolescents' cognitive growth equipping them with enhanced cognitive ability; to learn mathematics. Hence low participation in mathematics does not result from cognitive deficiency. Rather, lack of motivation to learn mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Adolescents, Mathematics Achievement
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Maritz, Jeanette; Prinsloo, Paul – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
In the social imaginary of higher education, there are many mutually constitutive forces shaping academic identities, such as academics' habitus, dispositions, race, gender and student expectations. Our queer academic identities are furthermore robustly intertwined with, and emerging within, cultural, political and economic histories and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Study
Cranfield, Corvell – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The construct of mathematical identity has recently been widely used in mathematics education with the intention to understand how students relate to and engage (or disengage) with mathematics. Grootenboer and Zevenbergen (2008) define mathematical identity as the students' knowledge, abilities, skills, beliefs, dispositions, attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Identification (Psychology), Mathematics Instruction
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan; West, Tore; Gaunt, Helena – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore how highly trained performing musicians, currently working in higher education conservatoires or universities, understand, categorize, and reflect on their identification as a studio music teacher. Using an online survey involving participants (N = 173) across nine western countries, respondents identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Teachers, Musicians
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Geldenhuys, Johanna; de Lange, Naydene – South African Journal of Education, 2007
It is a well-acknowledged fact that the role of women in society has been changing worldwide over recent decades and South Africa has not been exempt from this trend. Dramatic changes--politically, socially, economically and educationally--have occurred in South Africa since its first democratic, non-racial elections in 1994, which have affected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiracial Persons, Blacks, Females
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Leibowitz, Brenda; Bozalek, Vivienne; Carolissen, Ronelle; Nicholls, Lindsey; Rohleder, Poul; Swartz, Leslie – Teaching in Higher Education, 2010
The paper describes a collaborative curriculum development project implemented over 3 years at 2 universities in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The project involved a short module in which students in their fourth year of study interacted and learnt collaboratively across the boundaries of institution, discipline, race and social…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Social Class, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries
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Lumby, Jacky; Heystek, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2012
This article adopts an international perspective to examine the perceptions and practice of leaders in a South African and an English primary school and the leadership implications. Both schools have experienced a relatively swift and large scale diversification of learners away from the previous white majority. In each case the educators have not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Instructional Leadership, Racial Composition
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Walker, Melanie; Unterhalter, Elaine – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2004
This paper considers the educational work that narrative does. Against the context of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission that examined the crimes of apartheid, it discusses the narrative implications of South African poet Antjie Krog's multi-layered text of Truth Commission testimony, and autobiographical and philosophical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Public Policy, Moral Development