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Green, Lena; Condy, Janet – South African Journal of Education, 2016
In this paper, we argue that philosophical enquiry, as practised using community of enquiry pedagogy, is an appropriate implementation strategy for Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) if the principles that underlie the curriculum are to be taken seriously. Matthew Lipman's Philosophy for Children Programme and its community of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Citizenship Education
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Gachago, Daniela; Condy, Janet; Ivala, Eunice; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Although becoming a more racially-integrated society, the legacy of Apartheid still affects learners' social engagements in and outside their classrooms. Adopting Nussbaum's (2010) capabilities framework for a socially just democracy, this paper examines 27 pre-service teacher education students' perceptions of a digital storytelling project and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Green, Lena; Condy, Janet; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2012
We argue that the "community of inquiry" approach, using reading materials modelled on Lipman's Philosophy for Children programme, is a theoretically justified and teacher-friendly means of promoting effective thinking skills. The stimulus materials, used by the pre-service teachers, consist of short stories of classroom life designed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Thinking Skills
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de Jager, Petronella; Condy, Janet – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
In South Africa, many learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) attend mainstream and private schools. This study explores the influence of executive function (EF) challenges experienced by one learner with ASD on his behavioural adaptation in an inclusive school environment. An interpretive case study approach was followed to help understand…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Educational Environment
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Cozett, Dawn; Condy, Janet – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to find out how parents can contribute to the early reading development of children in a Grade R class. The research was conducted in a low-income area in the Cape Flats. To gain a deeper understanding of the parents' cultural values and aspirations when interacting with the Home-School Partnership Programme (HSPP)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Role, Early Childhood Education, Low Income Groups
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Condy, Janet; Chigona, Agnes; Chetty, Rajendra; Thornhill, Christa – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Our purpose was to see if THRASS (Teaching Handwriting, Reading and Spelling Skills) is a programme that should be taught to Foundation Phase (FP) and Intermediate/Senior Phases (ISP) pre-service teachers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The term "literacy" is defined as an evolving, developing and complex concept,…
Descriptors: College Seniors, Student Teacher Attitudes, Handwriting, Reading Skills
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Blease, Bernita; Condy, Janet – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
A one-size-fits-all curriculum cannot address the issues faced by rural multigrade teachers and learners. In South Africa, despite government efforts to relieve adversity, poverty in rural areas is still rife and poor education still fails to lift people out of it (Joubert 2010). Equality is essential in ensuring that all South African children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Multigraded Classes, Barriers
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de Jager, Petronella; Condy, Janet – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
The purpose of this study is to explore the sensory processing difficulties of Grade R learners that are diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) in two schools in South Africa. Attwood (2007, p. 271) considers sensory sensitivities to have a greater impact on the lives of these individuals, than problems with making friends, managing emotions and…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Perceptual Impairments, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children