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Khau, 'Mathabo – Perspectives in Education, 2012
Within sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS is becoming a greater threat to rural communities due to the high numbers of urban dwellers and migrant labourers who return to their rural villages when they fall ill and due to the lack of information and health services. Previous studies have found a reduced rate of infection among people who have high…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Services, Rural Schools, Sex Education
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Hattingh, Annemarie; Lillejord, Solvi – Perspectives in Education, 2011
How do PhD students become socialised into the professional world of academic work? This article pays attention to a "networked" support pathway towards a PhD. The network constitutes an international research collaboration through a programme called Productive Learning Cultures (PLC) (2002-2011) between Norway and seven countries,…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Socialization, International Cooperation
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Lekgoko, Olemme; Winskel, Heather – Perspectives in Education, 2008
The current study investigates how beginner readers learn to read Setswana and English, and whether there is cross-language transference of skills between these two languages. Letter knowledge, phoneme awareness and reading of words and pseudowords in both Setswana and English were assessed in 36 Grade 2 children. A complex pattern emerged.…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Phonological Awareness, Grade 2, Reading Skills
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Woolman, Stuart; Fleisch, Brahm – Perspectives in Education, 2006
School choice is often identified with right-leaning, voucher-happy, market-oriented public school systems like those found in the United States. Thus the proposition that a social democratic state such as South Africa will offer many primary and secondary school learners far greater choice strikes many as counter-intuitive and implausible. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Lewin, Keith – Perspectives in Education, 2006
Investment in secondary schooling in sub-Saharan Africa has been neglected over the last two decades. Emphasis on universalising primary schooling has shaped national policy and flows of international assistance to favour rapid expansion at the first level of schooling. Though there are many good reasons for this emphasis, this has resulted in…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Investment, Enrollment, Resource Allocation
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Reddy, Shakila – Perspectives in Education, 2005
This article examines how young adults perceive the messages about HIV-AIDS, sex and risk that they receive from adults, and how this impacts on their sexual practices. It does this by firstly using a feminist methodological approach focusing exclusively on the voices of the learners, and secondly by drawing on Foucault's analysis of power…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexuality, Risk
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Vithal, Renuka; Gopal, Nirmala – Perspectives in Education, 2005
In this article we report on what Grade 8 learners say about the new curriculum reforms in South Africa -- Outcomes-based Education (OBE) and Curriculum 2005 (C2005) -- that were introduced into their mathematics classrooms. The article begins by addressing what is argued to be a gap in reform research in mathematics education. It draws primarily…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Outcome Based Education
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Kahn, Michael – Perspectives in Education, 2005
This article explores the way that educational disadvantage and opportunity became manifest in the South African school system by tracking performance in the gateway subject of Mathematics (and to a lesser extent Physical Science). Previous research by the author showed how it was possible to use a proxy method to track redress in the absence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Physical Sciences, African Languages
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Adler, Jill; Setati, Mamokgethi – Perspectives in Education, 2005
In his article, A class act -- Mathematics as filter of equity in South African schools, Michael Kahn analyses South African data from matriculation examinations and draws on and re-examines previous analyses he himself has done. This document highlights the important insights into participation and performance in mathematics in South Africa that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Equal Education
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Wilson-Strydom, Merridy; Thomson, Janet; Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl – Perspectives in Education, 2005
Integration of ICT into teaching and learning has risen on the South African education agenda, particularly with the release of the White Paper on e-Education in 2003. This empirical paper draws on survey data from the evaluation of the Intel[R] Teach to the Future programme in South Africa to reflect on ICT integration in South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Viljoen, Jeanne-Marie; Du Preez, Carl; Cook, Antoinette – Perspectives in Education, 2005
The rate of adoption of mobile technologies in Africa's developing countries is amongst the highest in the world and by 2005 there may be almost 100 billion mobile users in Africa (Keegan, 2002; Brown, 2005). This is just one of the reasons why servicing distance students in this country through m-learning support tools should enjoy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Pilot Projects, Adult Learning