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Mihai, Maryke A. – Africa Education Review, 2017
In April 2008, an interactive information communication technology (ICT) network was established in Mpumalanga, South Africa. the network involved the implementation of SMART board interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and collaboration between a leading school and several disadvantaged schools. the main purpose of the Mpumalanga IWB project was to reach…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Computer Networks, Information Technology, Interviews
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Evans-Palmer, Teri E.; Shen, Mei-Yi – Africa Education Review, 2017
This study examined a five-year project initiated by the Women's Global Connection (WGC) to train pre-primary teachers in schools serving HIV/AIDS orphans in Zambia. The researchers evaluated the contextual factors of the training initiative to clarify why some teachers possess high self-efficacy, while others do not. The article analyses the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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Barsoum, Ghada – Africa Education Review, 2017
Building on a mixed method research approach, this article reports on an analysis of the difference between public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) in Egypt in terms of teaching methods, quality assessment approaches and alumni engagement. An analysis of the survey data compared the experiences of 1,713 graduates of both private…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries, Accountability
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Velempini, Kgosietsile – Africa Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this article is to examine the integration of environmental education (EE) in the secondary school curriculum of Botswana. In order to achieve effective environmental literacy, EE needs to be integrated into all aspects of students' learning experience. The article draws on a variety of qualitative meta-analyses of Botswana…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum
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Gbre-eyesus, Mulugeta Tsegai – Africa Education Review, 2017
This article analyses the challenges facing secondary education in the context of Ethiopia's Growth and transformation Plan (GtP) for 2010/11-2014/15 and its stated goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2025. It does not aim to provide a definitive set of recommendations for universalising general secondary education to meet the demands of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Access to Education, Economic Climate
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Mbonigaba, Josue; Oumar, Saidou B. – Africa Education Review, 2017
Whether or not the scores for multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and written questions (WQs) in formative assessments are the same, has been a subject of intense scrutiny. However, the evidence for their similarity at different levels of cognitive ability in applied courses has not been sufficiently documented. This study analysed the comparability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Evaluation, Multiple Choice Tests
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Ndethiu, Sophia M.; Masingila, Joanna O.; Miheso-O'Connor, Marguerite K.; Khatete, David W.; Heath, Katie L. – Africa Education Review, 2017
The reality that teachers in developing countries teach large, and even overcrowded classes, is daunting and one that may not go away any time soon. Class size in Kenyan public secondary schools is generally 40-59 students per class. This article reports initial findings on teachers' and principals' perspectives related to large classes. We used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Principals, Secondary School Teachers
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Msila, Vuyisile – Africa Education Review, 2017
This qualitative study was motivated by a sizeable number of school principals retiring early in South African schools. They either leave teaching for other careers or retire before the retirement age of sixty. It was then necessary to explore what factors, if any, made them leave school management and the teaching career. Sixteen school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Faculty Mobility, Retirement
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Taylor, Susanne; Govender, Cookie M. – Africa Education Review, 2017
In South Africa, 70 per cent of the population is under 35 years old. South Africa has a vision to increase youth employment by focusing on education, training and skills development that will promote employment opportunities. A work-integrated learning (WIL) partnership model was developed to provide students with work experience and to increase…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Work Experience
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Lilley, Warren; Hardman, Joanne – Africa Education Review, 2017
This article discusses how students and teachers in an Advanced English as a Foreign Language (EFL) class in Cape Town, South Africa, construct meaning through mobile phones. Drawing on Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), mobile phones are viewed as cultural artefacts that learners and teachers engage in the construction of meaning-making…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications
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Vadachalam, Nalisha; Chimbo, Bester – Africa Education Review, 2017
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become ubiquitous in most people's lives. Yet, within the developing and emerging regions, there are still many who have not fully benefitted from ICTs. This article reports on a research project that focused on investigating the barriers, opportunities and impact that ICTs have on the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Kritzinger, Elmarie – Africa Education Review, 2017
Technology is playing an increasingly significant role in people's lives. They use it for work, education, business and social activities; however, their use of different kinds of information communication technologies (ICTs) puts their personal information at risk. It is essential for everyone using ICTs to be aware of the potential information…
Descriptors: School Culture, Foreign Countries, Computer Security, Safety
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Bester, Suzanne; du Plessis, Alfred; Treurnich, Janetta – Africa Education Review, 2017
This instrumental case study reports on the unique experiences of a secondary school teacher who was a victim of learner cyberbullying. This teacher experienced severe emotional distress, family stress, anxiety, anger, intense humiliation and loss of dignity as a result of cyberbullying. On a professional level he felt unsupported by his teachers'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying
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Nthontho, Maitumeleng Albertina – Africa Education Review, 2017
The idea of students participating in decisions that affect them as individuals, organisations and/or communities is recent and urgent. The participation of students in decision making has gained global support, yet it does not seem to be regarded as a main vehicle for promoting democracy in educational institutions. This conceptual paper aims at…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Student Participation, Democracy, Power Structure
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Horne, Andre Leonard – Africa Education Review, 2017
This paper examines leader-member exchange behaviour for the development of academic talent in higher education. Drawing from a sample of academic leaders at a large South African university, interviews conducted with the chairs of departments (CoDs) provide new insight on development practices and actions for follower development within a…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Higher Education, Scores, Foreign Countries
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