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Nkambule, Gugulethu; Amsterdam, Christina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores support in primary schools in a single South African school district. The literature suggests an increased need for educator support in South Africa due to a myriad of curricular changes in the aftermath of apartheid, as well as a teacher corps that is ill-prepared for the demands posed by curricular reform. Documented research…
Descriptors: School Districts, Focus Groups, Interviews, Workshops
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Prinsloo, C. H.; Rogers, S. C.; Harvey, J. C. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
South African learner achievement remains poor, despite large investment in schooling over the last two decades. Literature and research findings offer no single explanation or solution. In this article, the authors explored the relative contribution of specific language factors such as the role of home- and school-language equivalence, cultural…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Language Proficiency, Performance Factors, Grade 9
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van der Nest, Adri; Long, Caroline; Engelbrecht, Johann – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Although buoyed by the induction of a democratic government, and the high ideals of our constitution, the South African education system has in many ways not met the expectations of its people, in this case, the mathematics education community. With the birth of an expansive intended curriculum came the monitoring of the outcomes through systemic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Bosman, Anne; Schulze, Salome – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Mathematics is a key subject necessary to the promotion of economic development, particularly in developing countries; however, South African learners perform poorly in Mathematics when benchmarked against their counterparts in other countries. One way to address this issue is by taking cognisance of the learners' learning styles when teaching.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style
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Pfeiffer, Verbra – South African Journal of Education, 2018
A key concern today is the question of homework in our nation's public schools. In this study, an investigation was conducted with the first no-homework policy, which has been introduced in one of the primary schools in the Western Cape. This study seeks to determine whether a no-homework policy will validate a positive or negative effect on…
Descriptors: Homework, School Policy, Case Studies, Public Schools
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Woudstra, Marit Helen; van Rensburg, Estie Janse; Visser, Maretha; Jordaan, Joyce – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Learner-to-teacher bullying is a focus area that has not been widely researched. The current research, underpinned by the ecosystemic paradigm, examined the proportion of teachers who reported exposure to bullying by learners. The study was carried out by using the Learner-to-teacher Bullying Questionnaire developed for this research.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), High School Students
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Steenekamp, Karen; van der Merwe, Martyn; Mehmedova, Aygul Salieva – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores the views of student teachers who were provided vicarious learning opportunities during an educational excursion, and how the learning enabled them to develop their teacher professional identity. This qualitative research study, using a social-constructivist lens highlights how vicarious learning influenced student teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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Munyengabe, Sylvestre; Haiyan, He; Yiyi, Zhao – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Teaching and learning processes have been developed through different methods and materials; nowadays the introduction of computers and other ICT tools in different forms and levels of education have been found to be highly influential in education system of different countries. The main objective of this study was to correlate Information…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Efficiency, Public Schools
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Hlatshwayo, Manzini – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Despite growing consensus regarding the value of inquiry-based teaching and learning, the implementation of such a pedagogical practice continues to be a challenge for many South African teachers, especially at rural schools. The research reported in this article concerns the interaction between Grade 10 Physical Sciences teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Molapo, Moyahabo Rodgers; Pillay, Venitha – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Since 2012, the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) comprise the new National Curriculum Statement currently implemented in South African schools. CAPS encapsulates a series of radical curriculum changes since the dawn of a new democratic dispensation in 1994. This study aims to understand how Grade Three educators in Limpopo, South…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum, Politics of Education, Grade 3
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Eke, Chidi Idi; Singh, Shakila – South African Journal of Education, 2018
School-based violence is serious, and on the rise in South African schools. The violence affects learners, teachers, communities and the management of schools. Towards finding possible ways to manage school violence, this article presents social networking as a strategic tool in the management of school-based violence in high schools, based on the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Change Strategies, Mass Media Use, Social Media
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Maila, Precious; Ross, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2018
While education has been recognised as a route out of poverty, for many black South Africans, equality of opportunity and access to quality post-school education are often hampered by lack of resources and the lingering legacy of apartheid. The main focus of this study is on learners' perceptions in the disadvantaged rural community of Siyabuswa,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education
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Atamturk, Nurdan; Atamturk, Hakan; Dimililer, Celen – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Addressing the perceptions and the preferences of the upper-secondary school students, teachers, parents and administrators of the native speaking (NS) and non-native speaking (NNS) English teachers as well as investigating the variables affecting these preferences and perceptions, this study explores whether or not the native speaker myth is…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Preferences, Stakeholders, Secondary School Students
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Madimetsa, Joseph Mosoge; Challens, Branwen Henry; Mgadla, Isaac Xaba – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The challenge of low performing schools continues to rear its ugly head in many countries, including South Africa. The responses to low performance differ from country to country, but none of these have included the enhancement of collective teacher efficacy in their repertoire. Research shows that collective teacher efficacy is positively related…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, School Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Collegiality
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du Preez, Michelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Prompted by the poor state of mathematics education in South Africa and the shortage of competent mathematics teachers, this study sought to identify what factors influenced 40 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students at three universities in the Western Cape Province, with Mathematics as a major subject, to choose teaching as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
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