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Sumida, Sugata; Kawata, Keisuke – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The learning gap between urban and rural areas is a persistent problem in many sub-Saharan African countries. Previous studies have found that the urban-rural learning gap is attributed to the fact that student characteristics and school resources are different in urban and rural areas. Our study updates this finding by using the latest dataset…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Reading Achievement, Rural Urban Differences, Student Characteristics
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Muasya, Gladys – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we sought to identify teaching and general stressors, and how they contributed to work-family conflict among female teachers in urban public schools in Kenya. A total of 375 female teachers with at least their youngest child not yet in primary school completed a survey of closed and open-ended questions. Role theory,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Females
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Isaacs, Shafika; Roberts, Nicky; Spencer-Smith, Garth – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This paper compares the mixed-methods evaluation findings of the ukuFUNda Virtual School (UVS) with evaluations of three different mobile learning (m-learning) programmes in Africa: the information and communication technologies for rural education (ICT4RED); the Kenya Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) study and the Nokia Mobile Mathematics…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Jwan, Julius O.; Kisaka, Sella T. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Principals in Kenyan schools are required to adopt democratic school leadership practises as part of the government policy. Adopting an interpretive case study, this paper set out to explore the application of democracy, ethics and social justice in secondary schools in Kenya. The study was in two phases. Phase one: twelve school principals were…
Descriptors: Democracy, Social Justice, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Jemutai, Sarah; Webb, Paul – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Literature reveals that guided play promotes the development of visuospatial abilities essential for learning to read, write and do mathematics. However, most of these findings have focused on older children who are already literate, and the tests and the instruments used were designed for children in Western contexts. Aim: As there is…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Play, Cross Cultural Studies, Pretests Posttests
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Ruto-Korir, Rose; Lubbe-De Beer, Carien – South African Journal of Education, 2012
We explore the use of video and photo elicitation in a research study undertaken to understand the way in which preschool teachers perceive and construct their provision of children's educational experiences. We explore the value of visually elicited interviews based on video footage and photographs captured during teaching and learning in four…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Foreign Countries
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Wadende, Pamela; Oburu, Paul O.; Morara, Abel – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
The indigenous communities in Africa, specifically Kenya, which is the focus of this article, had their own well-developed motivational systems that positively enhanced teaching and learning programmes in the community. These motivational systems were manifested in behaviours that were presented as sequential cultural tasks that demanded active…
Descriptors: African Culture, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Culturally Relevant Education
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Okwany, Auma – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
Despite major steps towards providing early childhood care and education (ECCE) services in Kenya and Uganda, access to responsive services is still out of reach for many young children, and where available, they are often out of touch with local realities. In this paper, I trouble the universalising and totalising tendencies of the dominant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Barriers
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Munene, Aurelia; Okwany, Auma – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
Holistic integrated early childhood policies foster child well-being in the first 3 years of life. The normative framing of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) entrenches segmentation and creates artificial divides between education and health. This segmentation persists yet development processes for children are intertwined and mutually…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Child Health
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Armstrong, Paula – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This research makes use of hierarchical linear modelling to investigate which teacher characteristics are significantly associated with student performance. Using data from the SACMEQ III study of 2007, an interesting and potentially important finding is that younger teachers are better able to improve the mean mathematics performance of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Neale-Shutte, M.; Fourie, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
The paucity of clear, comprehensive and current information about higher education, and internationalisation in African higher education, scratches African countries from contention in both the race within Africa, and the race globally, for quality higher education for the world's mobile students. In addition to a lack of information, other…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, International Education, Case Studies