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Vermeulen, Cornelis; Meyer, Bronwin – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports on a study that investigated the extent to which 57 Grade 6 students at a particular school have misconceptions regarding equality, with the equal sign as focus. It also investigated this school's three Grade 5 and 6 teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching regarding equality, again focusing on the equal sign. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6, Mathematics Education
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Mavuru, Lydia; Ramnarain, Umesh – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article explores teachers' knowledge and views on the role of learners' socio-cultural background when teaching Natural Sciences to Grade 9 learners at three South African township schools. Within a socio-cultural framework, the research investigated how teachers accommodate learners' cultural norms and values, religion and beliefs,…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Knowledge Level, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Attitudes
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Ghebru, Senait; Ogunniyi, Meshach – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
The study is part of a larger project concerned with addressing the problem that Eritrean science teachers face in their attempt to implement a new learner-centred science curriculum. Specifically, the study attempted to determine the effects of the use of an Argumentation-Based Instructional Model (ABIM) on 25 pre-service science teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Level, Persuasive Discourse
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Mayaba, Nokhanyo; Otterup, Tore; Webb, Paul – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2013
Problems of poor performance in science and mathematics education have been related to language deficiencies, including writing skills. Writing to learn science is an important skill but is not easy to acquire, especially when children learn in a second language. In order to investigate possibilities for developing writing in South African and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Area Writing, Science Instruction, Case Studies