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Donna Hannaway – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Digital technology (DT) has already changed history, and it is transforming childhood as more and more children go online around the world. Aim: The aim of this article was to critically explore the potential of young children's digital learning (DL), while concurrently assessing the constraints. Setting: Early Childhood Care and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Instruction
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Hella M. T. E. Moustache; Musa Makhoba – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: A global move towards inclusivity has made inclusive education (IE) a necessity. The education of the learner with hearing loss (HL) in an IE setting remains challenging and scarcely researched. Despite government's clear position on IE, the extent to which the recommendations in the Education White Paper 6 (2001) (EWP6) are…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Hearing Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion
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Frieda N. Shingenge – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Although students in teacher education programmes in Namibia study through the medium of English, their academic language (AL) proficiency remains a challenge for most of them. In the Junior Primary Education programmes, they are not only required to master AL for their own studies, but they must also learn how to teach emergent…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Universities, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Charity Z. Fynn; Blanche Ndlovu – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Poetry predates all other genres of literature, and it has been argued that the relationship between poetry and language is inextricable. The ability of African people to articulate their own stories was largely silenced by colonialism. Poems and lyrics have been known to create a bridge between individuals in meaningful words and…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Poetry, Play, Teaching Methods
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Naftal Gabriel; Nhlanhla Mpofu – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: The need to examine teachers' learning activities in reading literacy instruction arises from concerns about reading proficiency levels in the Namibian Junior Primary phase, where reading literacy is a fundamental skill crucial for academic success. Aim: The study examined the learning activities used for reading literacy instruction…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Reading Instruction, Grade 3
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Kim Schmidt; Pius T. Tanga – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: This article emerged from a larger qualitative study, which revealed that children continue to be exposed to a complex range of risk factors with devastating consequences for their well-being. Gaps in services further hinder their development. The study concluded that there is a need for multidisciplinary teams to implement an early…
Descriptors: Young Children, Home Visits, Infants, Foreign Countries
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Vanessa Gibson; Elna van der Merwe; Brenda A. Coetzee – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Early childhood development (ECD) practitioners are essential in governing foundational aspects, such as gross motor development and participation in physical movement. Aim: This study aimed to determine ECD practitioners in Vanderbijlpark's awareness of gross motor milestone acquisition and movement guidelines for children birth to 4…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Teachers, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Clinton D. Swanepoel; Charl J. Roux – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: The use of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) and delivery of Physical Education (PE) concerning time allocation, resources and number of learners per class is crucial for optimal delivery to the intermediate-phase (IP) learner. Aim: This study aimed to determine the gap between the understanding and the interpretation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Intermediate Grades, Public Schools
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Lerato B. Ndabezitha; Sarah Gravett – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Research has shown the benefits of play for children's learning and development. Play can also be harnessed for pursuing pre-determined learning goals related to school curricula through "guided" play. Aim: The research inquired into the implementation of a pre-service teacher education course on play as pedagogy to evaluate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Mamontsuoe J. L. Maraisane; Loyiso C. Jita; Thuthukile Jita – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Preschool teachers play a key role in early scientific education, and their understanding and ability to communicate scientific concepts are crucial. Researchers have extensively studied their grasp of basic scientific concepts, but their understanding of important concepts related to buoyancy, such as floating and sinking, remains…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Science Education, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts
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Kelsi J. Arends; Kathleen Fonseca – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Although the reading of science texts has been reported for high school learners, there is not much research on how younger learners engage with expository texts and how they develop academic language skills. In the instance of this study, the topic came from the curriculum content about animal reproduction. Aim: The study from which…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Word Recognition, Reading, Language Skills
Sunkiree Veerasamy – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Self-regulation is the ability to understand and manage one's behaviour and reactions. It leads to stress management, reducing anxiety and well-being of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The most prominent clinical and phenotype characteristics of autism are associated with social and behavioural communication, language…
Descriptors: Self Management, Young Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Foreign Countries
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Marcina Singh – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Cultural dissonance and exclusion in schools persevere because of a lack of response to diversity. In South Africa, coloniality manifests itself in teaching and learning practices through promoting and privileging selective cultural norms in schools, often to the detriment of poor black children. Aim: Despite the availability of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trauma, Colonialism, Scholarships
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Aisha Casoojee; Katijah Khoza-Shangase; Amisha Kanji – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2024
Background: Two intervention approaches are implemented in South Africa to alleviate the deleterious consequences of congenital or early onset hearing impairment on language acquisition and subsequent poor learning outcomes. Aim: This study investigated the learning outcomes of foundation phase learners with severe to profound hearing impairment…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Outcomes of Education
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Strauss, Annaly M.; Tolmen, Priscilla S.; Bipath, Keshni – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2023
Background: Within the multilingual context of KwaZulu Natal (KZN), learners in Grades 1-3 are taught in their native language which is isiZulu. From Grade 4, English or Afrikaans becomes the medium of instruction. Yet, many parents prefer that their children be taught in English. It is the assumption that young learners' self-concept and identity…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Freehand Drawing, Self Concept, Literacy
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