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Munje, Paul Nwati; Mncube, Vusi – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Although parent involvement is fundamental for school functioning, the nature and extent of such involvement is debatable and contested amongst stakeholders. A qualitative based study underpinned by the interpretive paradigm was undertaken to explore the voices of educators regarding parent non-involvement and its implications for learner…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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Moosa, Moeniera; Rembach, Lauren – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Teaching practice is an important requirement to acquire a teaching qualification from South African universities. During teaching practice, it is customary for supervising teachers to guide and evaluate the students' performance. However, very little is known about how the interaction with supervising teachers influences the students' views about…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interaction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Dempster, Edith R.; Kirby, Nicola F. – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Taxonomies of cognitive demand are frequently used to ensure that assessment tasks include questions ranging from low to high cognitive demand. This paper investigates inter-rater agreement among four evaluators on the cognitive demand of the South African National Senior Certificate Life Sciences examinations after training, practice and…
Descriptors: Interrater Reliability, Biological Sciences, Cognitive Processes, Test Items
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Cupido, Xena Michelle; Norodien-Fataar, Najwa – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Access and equity have long been fundamental concepts underpinning transformation in higher education. Increased student enrolments necessitated the implementation of support structures to bolster student success. However, support provision for academic staff is often overlooked when prioritising student success. In this article, we examine the…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, School Personnel, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion
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Reddy, Poovendhree – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Research methods are considered a complex and difficult subject to teach and there is limited data on innovative ways to teach it to undergraduate public health professionals. Although problem-based learning (PBL) is a common approach in various disciplines, little is published on its use in developing research skills within the South African…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Public Health
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Lisene, Lucia Nthooa; Jita, Thuthukile – Perspectives in Education, 2018
The aim of the paper is to explore the knowledge base of high school physical science teachers, from selected high schools in Lesotho, regarding the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) into the curriculum. The new physical science curriculum in Lesotho requires the use of ICTs for teaching. The teachers' use of ICTs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Behari-Leak, Kasturi; le Roux, Natalie – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Academics as well as educational and academic development practitioners often find themselves in an ambiguous space in which personal and professional transformation can take place. Moving constantly between contexts and cultural learning environments at the university, these practitioners inhabit a strange, in-between space between mainstream…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, College Role, Faculty Development
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Swarts, P.; Rens, J. A.; de Sousa, L. O. – Perspectives in Education, 2018
An analysis of the National Curriculum Statement indicates a strong focus on the promotion of knowledge in local context, whilst being sensitive to global imperatives. This implies that learning experiences must reflect local realities first; a call which compels teachers to adapt their teaching with the purpose to make learning relevant and…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Social Responsibility, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Gumbo, Mishack T. – Perspectives in Education, 2018
Technology Education was introduced and rolled out in South African schools in 1998. It has been twenty years since its implementation, yet it is being confused with other traditional subjects. Therefore, even though it is expected that Technology Education should be known for what it is exactly, it is still misunderstood, misconceived and…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Models, Misconceptions, Foreign Countries
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Bharath, Pranitha; Bertram, Carol – Perspectives in Education, 2018
According to the South African curriculum, two of the aims of learning history are to learn the process of historical enquiry and to understand historical concepts such as the use of historical sources and examining evidence. This paper explores how a sample of seven social science South African textbooks uses historical sources to enable learners…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Textbooks, Educational Objectives, Social Sciences
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Reyneke, J. M.; Pretorius, J. L. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
The best-interest-of-the-child concept should guide the legislative framework with regard to the approach followed as well as the disciplinary processes used in schools. Currently schools revert mostly to a retributive and adversarial approach to discipline that is not compatible with the best-interests-of-the-child standard. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Discipline, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries, Alignment (Education)
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Wilmot, M.; Naidoo, D. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
Studies of the representation of sexualities in textbooks have tended to focus on inclusion and coverage of diverse content through thematic analysis. This analysis of a sample of LO textbooks is framed by the systematic linguistic framework of critical discourse analysis (CDA), specifically Fairclough's (2001) theory of discourse as ideological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Homosexuality, Sexuality
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Jama, M. P. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
Sometimes universities in general are criticised because of impersonal campus environments, or "academic incivility". However, research shows that this phenomenon is more common in medical schools, pointing to increased levels of stress and incidences of attempted suicide among medical students. The decay in humanitarian attitudes and…
Descriptors: Humanism, Teaching Methods, Medical Schools, Medical Education
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Laher, Sumaya; Boshoff, Emma – Perspectives in Education, 2017
In 2004, the South African Department of Education (DoE) published the White Paper on E-Education. The aim of the E-Education White Paper was to ensure that South African learners could use education communication technologies (ECT) skilfully by 2013. However, these goals have not been met and a significant digital divide exists between learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Geyer, L. S.; Hall, H.; le Roux, M. P.; Crafford, G. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
International studies reveal that students have more freedom, as well as unstructured and unsupervised time, which makes them susceptible to problematic internet use (PIU). Although students are a risk group for PIU, no evidence of local research on internet use among students could be identified. This article reports on a study on the nature and…
Descriptors: College Students, Mass Media Use, Mass Media Effects, Internet
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