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Palane, Nelladee McLeod; Howie, Sarah – Perspectives in Education, 2019
In this article, preProgress in Reading Literacy Study (prePIRLS) 2011 data is used to compare the performance of different language of instruction groupings (English, Afrikaans and African languages) in primary schools on the more complex, higher-order reading comprehension items tested in a large-scale international test. PrePIRLS 2011…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language of Instruction, Models, Elementary School Students
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Mathebula, Thokozani – Perspectives in Education, 2019
In South Africa, indigenous (African) knowledge is at the heart of a single detailed national Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (2012). Against this background, the study on which this article is based, examined two long-standing genres of philosophy: Western philosophy, as a critical academic discipline and African philosophy, as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Philosophy
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Ramlall, Suvira; Singaram, V. S.; Sommerville, T. E. – Perspectives in Education, 2019
National and institutional policies to escalate the production of doctorates have raised concerns about the quality of PhDs in South Africa. This study evaluates examiner reports of doctorates by thesis and publication in clinical medicine to ascertain the criteria that examiners used to define a successful doctoral thesis. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Policy, Medical Research, Foreign Countries
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Rajah, Surversperi Suryakumari – Perspectives in Education, 2019
The conceptualisation of "community engagement" at Higher Education in South Africa remains a topic for debate in the transformation agenda. South African Indigenous knowledge has been transmitted and perennially refreshed through educational pedagogy that are characterized by a sensitivity to African Philosophy, axiology and the spirit…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Transformative Learning, School Community Relationship, College Role
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Ngcobo, Sandiso; Makumane, Makhulu – Perspectives in Education, 2019
The Constitution for the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996) embraces language as a basic human right and multilingualism as a national resource. One latest foreign language to be given recognition by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in 2015 is Mandarin, a Chinese language, for incremental implementation as a non-official optional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Moosa, Raazia – Perspectives in Education, 2019
Student success is an international priority and various initiatives have been implemented in higher education to improve success rates, especially in the first year of study. However, few of these initiatives have focused on the classroom context even though classroom engagement is a prerequisite for success. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty
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Ohajunwa, Chioma; Ned, Lieketseng; Luger, Rosemary; Geiger, Martha – Perspectives in Education, 2019
Policies guide how we practice as professionals and service providers. A critical engagement with policy analysis is needed and the field of disability and rehabilitation is no exception. This is because the discourse of rehabilitation is a fluid construct that has been subject to the changing understandings of, and approaches to, disability.…
Descriptors: Policy, Literacy, Authentic Learning, Disabilities
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Aderibigbe, Olugbenga Adeniyi Olumuyiwa; Mosia, Moeketsi Simon – Perspectives in Education, 2019
The Constitution for the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996) embraces language as a basic human right and multilingualism as a national resource. One latest foreign language to be given recognition by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in 2015 is Mandarin, a Chinese language, for incremental implementation as a non-official optional…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Educational Opportunities, Career Readiness, Experiential Learning
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George, Gavin; Tucker, Leigh Adams; Panday, Saadhna; Khumalo, Fatih – Perspectives in Education, 2019
The Life Orientation (LO) learning area provides the primary vehicle for the delivery of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information in South African schools. The efficacy and uptake of the LO agenda is understood to rest with the individual educator facilitating this learning area, as located within a particular schooling environment and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Teaching Methods, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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van Wyk, Patricia S.; Teise, Kevin L.; le Roux, Adré – Perspectives in Education, 2019
Examinations are regarded as vital instruments not only to determine the progress and success of learners, but also the quality of an education system. Owing to these high stakes, South Africa places enormous emphasis on the National Senior Certificate examination. Although quality should be ensured by an effective, accurate and a high standard in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Standardized Tests, Scoring
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Ntuli, C. H. S.; Gumbo, Mishack T. – Perspectives in Education, 2019
The facilitation of learning by tutors is a worldwide phenomenon that is supported by most open and distance learning (ODL) institutions. It is a strategy employed to achieve academic success. This qualitative intrinsic case study explored the views of tutors at the University of South Africa (Unisa) about the implementation of the Integrated…
Descriptors: Tutors, Teacher Attitudes, Open Education, Distance Education
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Kotze, H.; Spangenberg, E. D. – Perspectives in Education, 2019
Many engineering subjects rely on the interpretation of symbolic, numeric and graphic representations. Engineering students have challenges pertaining to their mathematical understanding of their actions with a computer algebra system (CAS). We investigated how a mathematical modelling task could mediate varied levels of mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Algebra, Educational Technology
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Botha, Hanlie; Van Putten, Sonja; Kundema, Imani – Perspectives in Education, 2019
Visual literacy is defined as competencies that enable an individual to understand, interpret, use, generate, and evaluate visual images or messages. The role of visual literacy in teaching mathematics is to enhance learners' understanding of complex concepts, accommodate their needs, promote their logical and critical thinking, and develop their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Literacy, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Penn, Mafor; Ramnarain, Umesh – Perspectives in Education, 2019
Laboratory experimentation in the context of school science is a widely advocated teaching strategy for the simplification of several abstract scientific concepts. Laboratory-based learning activities have proven to enhance learners' conceptual and procedural understandings of micro chemical phenomena, thus boosting achievement in chemistry…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science Instruction, Computer Simulation, Preservice Teachers
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de Beer, Josef – Perspectives in Education, 2019
In this paper I reflect on the experiences of Life- and Natural Sciences teachers in the Northern Cape who engaged in classroom action research (CAR). The context was a short-learning programme (SLP) facilitated by the North-West University on epistemological border-crossing between indigenous knowledge and the school science curriculum. After the…
Descriptors: Affordances, Active Learning, Student Projects, Action Research
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