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Ngwenya, Victor C. – Africa Education Review, 2020
The primary concerns of the study reported on were to establish the challenges primary school teachers encounter in implementing the new curriculum in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province (BMP), Zimbabwe as remedies are sought. The paradigm underpinning the study was interpretivism, utilising a qualitative design. The public schools -- in both low and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Barriers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Osei Kwadwo, Victor; Konadu, Obaa Akua – Africa Education Review, 2020
There was much euphoria and enthusiasm surrounding the advent of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, but there was little empirical evidence regarding how much would be required of countries to achieve the goals. This article contributes to filling this gap by estimating what Ghana needs in fiscal terms to achieve SDG 4: Quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Educational Finance, Fiscal Capacity
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Govender, Nereshnee; Alcock, Andrea – Africa Education Review, 2020
Traditionally, universities of technology (UoTs) have focussed on education to prepare students for the workplace. The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is currently undergoing a pedagogical transformation with the inclusion of a general education curriculum that aims to prepare students for an increasingly complex globalised work environment.…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Peer Teaching, Universities
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Hurst-Harosh, Ellen – Africa Education Review, 2020
African Urban Youth Languages (AUYLs) are increasingly coming under the spotlight of linguists and sociolinguists across the continent, who are investigating their relationship to standard and/or vernacular varieties. Simultaneously, they are being discussed by educators and education researchers, although little has yet been published in this…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Usage, Language Minorities, Urban Schools
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Venter, Rienie; Jeffries, Victor – Africa Education Review, 2020
The aim of this article is to discuss the dynamics of gang involvement by considering the social reproduction perspective and resistance theory literature and by examining general perceptions of learners and adults who regularly experience gang violence. In a study utilising quantitative and qualitative design, a questionnaire was administered to…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Violence, Student Attitudes, Grade 6
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Aluede, Oyaziwo; Oviawe, Jane I.; Imhangbe, Osayamen S.; Ehiaguina, Sebastian – Africa Education Review, 2020
Higher education is essential to the acquisition of human knowledge, development of the economy and reformation of the society in all nations. University education is the foremost source of providing the required knowledge that will help generate and accelerate knowledge flow for modern based economies. It plays invaluable roles in the production…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Capacity Building, Educational Quality
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Callaghan, Chris W.; Papageorgiou, Elmarie – Africa Education Review, 2020
This article reports on a study that tested theory predicting differences in personality endowments between first-year and second-year accounting students, as well as the potential influence of personality on academic performance in the context of a large South African university. Data from 1 380 first-year and second-year accounting students was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
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Matarirano, Obert; Panicker, Manoj; Atoliyah, Charles; Mangisa, Zimasa – Africa Education Review, 2020
This article reports on a study that investigated the impact that scores in prerequisite high school subjects and location had on academic performance of first-time entering students registered for the National Higher Certificate (NHC) Accountancy qualification in the 2012 and 2013 academic years at Walter Sisulu University (WSU), Butterworth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, College Freshmen, Required Courses
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Hanaya, Akiko; McDonald, Zahraa; Balie, Lorna – Africa Education Review, 2020
Safety in and around schools is an on-going concern in South Africa. Current education policy related to school safety institutes mechanisms to reduce violence as a measure of promoting safety. The highest rate of violence reported by learners occurs in the classroom. By implication, how teachers are either enabled or constrained to respond to…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, School Safety
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Jangali, Satish G.; Gaitonde, Vinayak N. – Africa Education Review, 2020
Laboratory exercises have created benefits in student learning. Making laboratories open ended pushes students to have an independent perspective and to think harder. An open-ended experiment is where students are given the flexibility to develop their own experiments. Outcome-based education is an educational theory that bases each part of an…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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Meyer, Merna; Balfour, Robert – Africa Education Review, 2020
The community engagement project described in this article took the form of the re-invention and re-interpretation of a historic symbol (Diana the elephant) on the Potchefstroom Campus of North-West University (NWU), South Africa. In 2015, the Faculty of Education Sciences invited staff and students to reinterpret the elephant (a symbol of…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries, Service Learning
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Mpungose, Cedric B. – Africa Education Review, 2020
This article presents the results of an interpretive case study of three lecturers teaching a physical science module. The purpose of the study was to explore the lecturers' reflections on their understanding of the Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle) as a platform to decolonise the university curriculum. Purposive, with…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Curriculum, Educational Change, Social Justice
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du Toit-Brits, Charlene – Africa Education Review, 2020
Self-directed learning (SDL) has been recognised as an imperative skill for students. To meet the demands in today's educational atmosphere, SDL is indispensable. Numerous higher education institutions (HEIs) have made SDL a part of the curriculum. The main persistence of education for students must be to cultivate the skills of inquiry, and more…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Higher Education, Academic Persistence, Inquiry
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Ohba, Asayo – Africa Education Review, 2020
While free primary education (FPE) has made significant strides towards schooling for all Kenyan children, and dropout rates have been notably reduced, a regional disparity clearly persists. This means that many children in arid and semi-arid regions and informal settlements in urban areas leave school before completion. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention
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Daya, Avika; Laher, Sumaya – Africa Education Review, 2020
The South African "White Paper on E-education." "Transforming Learning and Teaching through Information and Communication Technologies" emphasises the need to integrate educational technology (Et) in classrooms. Yet, the situation in practice indicates that effective integration has not occurred. This article reports on a study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teacher Attitudes
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