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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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Steinberg, Carola; Waspe, Tom – Perspectives in Education, 2016
This article explores the meaning of academic rigour in relation to a fourth year assessment education course for pre-service teachers. We present the requirements for a course to be considered academically rigorous, describe the course we offered in the light of these criteria and then present the students' responses. Our findings indicate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Expectation, Academic Standards
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Ndebele, Misheck – Perspectives in Education, 2015
This paper examines socio-economic factors influencing parental involvement in homework at the Foundation Phase in eight Johannesburg public primary schools. The research was conducted among over 600 parents from schools in different geographical and socio-economic areas such as the inner city, suburban and township. Two primary schools were…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Classification, Socioeconomic Status, Homework
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Wootton, Carol Anne; Roets, H. E. – Perspectives in Education, 2013
This study was undertaken to analyse and evaluate the nature and quality of emotional intelligence in learners with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and to investigate whether their emotional intelligence was enhanced, and whether the symptoms and behaviour of these learners improved, after exposure to a programme on emotional intelligence.…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Attention Deficit Disorders, Emotional Intelligence, Elementary School Students
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Pausigere, Peter – Perspectives in Education, 2013
Zimbabwean economic migrants and political refugees have been given refuge and provided with shelter at the Central Methodist Church (CMC) Refugee House, in central Johannesburg. The refugees have successfully initiated learning and training programmes which resulted in the establishment of a combined school, namely "St. Albert Street Refugee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Churches, Christianity, Adult Basic Education
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Dube, Cecilia; Kane, Sandra; Lear, Miriam – Perspectives in Education, 2012
In order to improve academic language competence, students in two academic literacy modules at the University of Johannesburg were given opportunities to resubmit continuous assessment tasks utilising tutor feedback to improve performance. Despite the potential benefits to the students, not all of them were taking advantage of this opportunity.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Language Arts, College Instruction