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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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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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Adzahlie-Mensah, Vincent; Dunne, Máiréad – Perspectives in Education, 2018
In this paper, we draw on a recent ethnographic study in a rural primary school to illustrate the ways that vestiges of colonialism remain deeply imbricated in contemporary schooling in Ghana. In reference to the history of education, we use evidence from this study to argue that colonial constructions of the African child are reproduced within…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Postcolonialism
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Maseko, Patricia – Perspectives in Education, 2018
The possibility of individual (istic) identity formation is explored within a context of a synergistic and communal support system. Within this context, the intrinsic complexities of the African child who enters the academia with a multiplicity of epistemic identity contestations are simultaneously explored. The ensuing alienation resulting from…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Self Concept, Postcolonialism, Blacks
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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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Mutekwe, Edmore – Perspectives in Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the ramifications of the fees-must-fall-protests that rocked South Africa's universities for a couple of months in the years 2015 and 2016. Using a critical perspective, the thesis of the study is that the shutting down of universities in the context of student protests was neither unique nor original to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Fees, Focus Groups
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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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Mavhunga, Francis Z.; Kibirige, Israel; Chigonga, Benard; Ramaboka, Manthiba – Perspectives in Education, 2016
Many schools in South Africa ban smartphones. The decision does not take into account the views of the learners. The purpose of this paper was to elicit learners' views regarding smartphones in schools. A survey design was used and data were collected from 93 learners using a questionnaire consisting of closed- and open-ended items. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education
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du Preez, Petro; Becker, Anne – Perspectives in Education, 2016
In light of growing critique of human rights and human rights education, this article explores ontologies of human rights, the possibilities they present for dissensus and how this could influence human rights education in post-conflict education contexts towards reconciliation. We draw on Dembour's (2010) categorisation of the different schools…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Humanism, World Views, Foreign Countries
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Giorza, T. – Perspectives in Education, 2016
This qualitative study explores how a community of enquiry pedagogy in combination with a social semiotic approach to visual analysis influenced the changing knowledge and concepts of knowledge experienced by students in an undergraduate teacher education course. The art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa was the focus of our study and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Qualitative Research, Semiotics
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Matope, Jasmine; Badroodien, Azeem – Perspectives in Education, 2015
This article draws from a qualitative research project completed at Victoria High School (pseudonym) in Cape Town in 2012 which explored 13 learners' perspectives of achievement and its influence on their lives and thinking. The piece problematises and analyses taken-for-granted connections between money, achievement, youth aspirations and views…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, High Schools, High School Students
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Alant, Erna; Geyer, Stephan; Verde, Michael – Perspectives in Education, 2015
This article describes the implementation and outcomes of an experiential learning approach to facilitate the development of empathetic skills among teachers and learners at two high schools in Tshwane, South Africa. An inter-generational training programme, the Memory Bridge Initiative (MBI), aimed at exposing participants to interactions with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empathy, Experiential Learning, Skill Development
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Jearey-Graham, Nicola; Macleod, Catriona – Perspectives in Education, 2015
Face-to-face adult communication with young people about sexuality is, for the most part, assigned to two main groups of people: educators tasked with teaching school-based sexuality education that is provided as part of the compulsory Life Orientation (LO) learning area, and parents. In this paper, we report on a study conducted with Further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Interpersonal Communication, Focus Groups
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Shefer, Tamara; Ngabaza, Sisa – Perspectives in Education, 2015
Young women's sexuality is a contested terrain in multiple ways in contemporary South Africa. A growing body of work in the context of HIV and gender-based violence illustrates how young women find it challenging to negotiate safe and equitable sexual relationships with men, and are often the victims of coercive sex, unwanted early pregnancies and…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, Foreign Countries, Social Attitudes
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Chauraya, Efiritha – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This article explores concerns about gender inequality in Zimbabwean state universities. The researcher's interest arose from the realisation of persistent gender inequalities despite initiatives to close gender gaps. Of particular concern is the conceptualization and operationalisation of gender equality in institutions. Focusing only on the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Inclusion, Universities, Sex Fairness
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