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du Plessis, André; Eberlein, Eric – Africa Education Review, 2018
The qualitative study reported on was, undertaken from a distributed leadership perspective, and was an attempt to provide understanding of how heads of department (HoDs) develop educators within the organisational context of different schools and subject departments. The findings are related to the current policy framework for professional…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Department Heads, Faculty Development, Principals
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Faniran, Victor Temitayo; Ajayi, Nurudeen A. – Africa Education Review, 2018
Assessments are important to academic institutions because they help in evaluating students' knowledge. The conduct of assessments nowadays has been influenced by the continuous evolution of information technology. Hence, academic institutions now use computers for assessments, often known as Computer-Based Assessments (CBAs), in tandem with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Testing
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Bargate, Karen – Africa Education Review, 2018
This paper emanates from a case study which focussed on 15 Managerial Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM) students' "enjoyment" of learning MAFM in an 18-week Writing Intensive Tutorial (WIT) programme. Interactive Qualitative Analysis (IQA) was used for the research design and as a data analysis tool. Following IQA protocols…
Descriptors: Accounting, Tutorial Programs, Case Studies, Student Satisfaction
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Oyedemi, Toks; Mogano, Saki – Africa Education Review, 2018
Considering the importance of digital skills in university education, this article reports on a study which examined access to technology among first year students at a rural South African university. The study focused on the digital readiness of students prior to their admission to the university, since many universities provide access to…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Access to Computers, Access to Information, College Freshmen
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Johnson, Zena; Jacobs, Susanne; van Schalkwyk, Izanette – Africa Education Review, 2018
This exploratory research focused on describing Setswana-speaking early adolescents' perceptions of respect in educator-learner relationships in the South African context. A lack of mutual respect obstructs adolescents' freedom to pursue personal goals in South Africa's school communities. Adding to this incongruity is the isolating of relational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, African Languages, Native Language
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Davids, Nuraan – Africa Education Review, 2018
While literature on the interplay between educational leadership and context abounds, the attention granted to the experiences of female principals has, to a large extent, treated the construction of women as a homogeneous entity. Consequently, very little, certainly within the South African context, is known about how women in leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Females, Instructional Leadership
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Lemmer, Miriam – Africa Education Review, 2018
Science teaching and learning require knowledge about how learning takes place (cognition) and how learners interact with their surroundings (affective and sociocultural factors). The study reported on focussed on learning for understanding of Newton's second law of motion from a cognitive perspective that takes social factors into account. A…
Descriptors: Science Education, Physics, Scientific Principles, Motion
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Khan, Razia; Pramjeeth, Shamola; Kader, Abdulla – Africa Education Review, 2018
Recent sustainability and training and development reports have shown that banks are increasingly investing in training and development. While most banks are already utilising different forms of e-learning for certain types of training interventions and employee assessments, the focus going forward is to reinvent training within the organisation…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Banking, Training Methods, Organizational Culture
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Mokoena, Sello; Machaisa, Rebotile – Africa Education Review, 2018
In this multi-case qualitative study the degree to which school-based decision-making (SBDM) is understood and conceptualised by the members of school governing bodies (SGBs)--educators, chairpersons of SGBs, principals, and learner representative councils-as well the extent to which decisions were shared among the various groups represented on…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Participative Decision Making, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Addae, David; Quan-Baffour, Kofi – Africa Education Review, 2018
Adult learning rests on the foundation of learner experience and involvement in the teaching and learning process. The methods employed in facilitating adult learning have to a large extent sought to place the learner at the centre of the entire teaching and learning encounter. The lecture method is one of the many methods used to facilitate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Case Studies, Adult Learning
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Kwatubana, Siphokazi – Africa Education Review, 2018
A vital facet that adds value to schools is the partnership between the departments of education and health at national level. At the heart of making this partnership effective in order to achieve its potential is the need for synchronisation of the roles of school nurses and teachers to mitigate sustainability risks. In order to investigate the…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Health Promotion, Trust (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Grobler, Rina – Africa Education Review, 2018
Although South Africa is a multilingual country with 11 official languages, English dominates as the language of teaching and instruction in almost all schools. In addition to this, the Natural Sciences teachers at the school of study were cautioned not to use code-switching because the school policy states that the medium of instruction should be…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Code Switching (Language), Natural Sciences, Language of Instruction
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Agherdien, Nuraan; Mey, Michelle; Poisat, Paul – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article reports on a study that examined the readiness levels of students in the South African context. Particularly, the study explored the differences between various students' academic proficiency, support mechanisms, motivational levels and overall integration with the university. A quantitative approach was used and 117 full-time…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Readiness, Performance Factors, Achievement Need
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Feza, Nosisi N. – Africa Education Review, 2018
South Africa's esteem is low with regard to current learner achievement in mathematics. Results from international studies, such as TIMMS and SACMEQ, continuously indicate that South African learners perform below international benchmarks in mathematics. Research and evaluation studies assert that teacher practices and poor early mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Mkonto, Nosisana – Africa Education Review, 2018
This article explores first-year students' motivation for attending peer-facilitated learning (PFL) sessions at a University of Technology, and how they benefit from it. Studies have shown better academic performance for students attending PFL sessions; however, little attention has been dedicated to questioning what else outside of subject…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Student Motivation, College Freshmen, Facilitators (Individuals)
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