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Roux, Charl J.; Dasoo, Nazreen – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: Since the beginning of the new democratic era of 1994 in South Africa, human rights and values concerns have been placed on the forefront of educational research to respond to the needs of the South Africa's Constitution as well as the intentions of public school curricula. It is believed that qualified physical education teachers can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Values
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Steyn, Gina; Adendorff, Stanley A. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: Developing the questioning skills of Foundation Phase Education students when teaching mathematical problem-solving is often a neglected area of student curricula. Aim: This gap in mathematics programme is the focus of this study. Three main components were identified: presentation of mathematical problem-solving, the role of the…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Questioning Techniques, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
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Harrison, Giulietta D. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: This article draws from a research report on the Project for Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Education (PIECCE), which surveyed attitudes, training strategies, materials and entrance requirements across most relevant higher education institutions (HEIs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and technical and vocational education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ragpot, Larra – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: Most field coursework in teacher education (TE) programmes do not incorporate extended "in situ" interaction with individual children in a classroom. Furthermore, child development theory (from coursework) is not taught in tandem with students' extended periods of practicum placement in schools. Aim: This study sought to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Child Development, Professional Development Schools
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van Heerden, Sene; Sayed, Yusuf; McDonald, Zahraa – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2020
Background: It is widely accepted that the quality of schools depends on the quality of teachers. Understanding what occurs while learning to teach is an important pursuit for acquiring a sense of the quality of teachers. The initial development of teachers is a critical point from which to activate such understanding. Aim: This study, therefore,…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Experience, Undergraduate Study
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Kortjass, Makie – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: This article gives an account of what I learned through the process of a self-study research project. Self-study teacher research allows teacher educators and teachers to improve their learning, plan new pedagogies and impact students' learning. Aim: The aim of this self-study research was to improve my own practice in early childhood…
Descriptors: Reflection, Independent Study, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Cekiso, Madoda; Meyiwa, Thenjiwe; Mashige, Mashudu – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The perception that educating learners using their mother tongue contributes positively to educational and learning outcomes is well documented. Aim: This study explores the purported benefits of employing the mother tongue in teaching Foundation Phase (FP) learners. Specifically, the study focuses on an examination of the experiences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Language of Instruction
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Azzi-Lessing, Lenette; Schmidt, Kim – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: This article examines the development of early childhood development (ECD) home-visiting services in South Africa. Aim: To examine the factors that could support the success of home-visiting programmes as well as to explore the experiences of bachelor's-level home visitors rendering such services. Setting: This study was conducted in…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Child Development, Program Effectiveness, Poverty
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Meiring, Leslie F. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The South African national school curriculum for the foundation phase (6- to 9-year-olds) does not have a unique subject called 'science', but 'hidden' away in the subject 'life skills', one detects a great deal of science, but not all of it overtly presented. This presents a challenge to teachers who might be limited in their science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Ndlovu, Zanele A.; Chiromo, Lytion – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Teaching using manipulatives is emphasised, especially in the early grades, to help learners conceptualise operations on whole numbers. Therefore, teachers' competencies in using manipulatives is the key in helping learners master these basic operation skills. Aim: Drawing from the literature on using manipulatives to improve learners'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Marais, Elma; Nel, Carisma; Dlavane, Dolly – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Universities, specifically faculties of education, have the responsibility to ensure that student teachers are introduced to the complexities involved in planning conceptually sound, coherent and cohesive lessons. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine how prepared students teachers are to plan children's literature…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Questioning Techniques, Childrens Literature, African Languages
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Hackmack, Karin – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Academic literacy(ies) is a major determining qualifier for success in a university qualification. Academic literacy(ies), in this study, are seen as social practices or discourses that occur within specific academic disciplines. Students therefore needed to 'learn' the academic literacy(ies) discourse of the faculty. Aim: This study…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Academic Language, Teacher Educators, Socialization
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Gravet, Sarah J.; Jiyane, Lindiwe – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: There is considerable agreement that learning to teach is optimised when coursework learning is combined with quality practice learning experiences in schools. Aim: The main aim of this study was to explore the views of a group of student teachers on their practice learning experiences in a 'teaching school' (TS) and in the other…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Rural Schools, Campuses, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Niemi, Reetta – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The new core curriculum for basic education in Finland emphasises the interrelation between learners' participation and multidisciplinary learning. Each learner must be provided with an opportunity to join at least one multidisciplinary learning module each year. Hence, student teachers also implement a multidisciplinary learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
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Robinson, Maureen; Rousseau, Nicolene – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: The concept of reflection is much used in teacher education in many parts of the world, including in South African teacher education policy. However, the notion of reflection is often loosely defined, with differing understandings of its nature, purpose and curriculum implications. Aim: This article explores how teacher educators and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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