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Suriamurthee M. Maistry; Petro Du Preez – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: Recent attempts to rekindle the decolonisation of education project in South Africa, is a reaction to perceptions that there are fundamental frailties in the existing curriculum. Childhood education is yet to take up the challenge in any substantive way. Aim: To explore the insights critical posthumanism might offer in attempting to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Decolonization, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Sadiyya Haffejee; Thandi M. Simelane; Anita Mwanda – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures have had profound impacts on learners and their families globally, affecting their psychosocial wellbeing. However, the extent and nature of these effects, particularly in diverse socioeconomic contexts, remain largely under-explored. Aim: This study aimed to investigate the effects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ntsikohlanga Anthony Kitsili; Sarah R. Murray – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: South Africa is a country with a reading crisis: 81% of Grade 4 learners are unable to read for meaning in Grade 4. Teaching methods and practices have been identified as a primary cause; there is an over-reliance on choral methods, very little focus on meaning, weak feedback and assessment, and little interaction with books. Aim: This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Mere Idamokoro; Anita E. Pienaar; Barry Gerber; Maria M. van Gent – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: Motor development of many children in rural areas of South Africa is compromised because of various socio-economic factors, hence, the need to address these developmental needs. Aim: To examine the immediate and sustainable effects of a 9-week movement programme on fundamental movement skills (FMS) of school children. Setting: Seven to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Rural Schools
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Ngami P. Pewa; Jabulile Mzimela – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: Early childhood is a formative period during which distinguishable development has projections of bearing desirable outcomes within an individual. Hence, physical, language, cognitive, emotional and social independence are healthy components of a typical child's development that early childhood development (ECD) educators deem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Rural Areas
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Marlene K. Amusuglo; Antonín Jancarík – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: Many studies have been done in the past to compare country-specific curricula to international standards. However, there is an apparent lack of literature that focusses on evaluating the alignment of country-specific early grade mathematics curriculum to the Global Proficiency Framework (GPF) for mathematics. Aim: This study aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Alignment (Education), National Curriculum
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Mmakgabo A. Selepe; Mahudi M. Mofokeng; Blanche N. Hadebe-Ndlovu – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: Early childhood development (ECD) practitioners are encouraged to implement play pedagogies and their views of play as a pedagogy in rural settings have not been captured widely. They are the main role players in implementing play pedagogies for learners' learning and development. The commitment to play can be traced through theory and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Play, Rural Schools
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Marna Hendriks; Sonja Cruywagen – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: Embracing the influential role of music in education, teachers can cultivate an environment that fosters learners' curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge. The first author, experienced in teaching Intermediate Phase music and mathematics, was keen to explore how to bridge the gap between the educational vision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Schools, Music Education
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Zelda Barends; Chris Reddy – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: The teaching of reading or reading instruction has largely been carried out in terms of well-developed pedagogies in the field. These pedagogical approaches are, however, derived from research and development in a broad international context, and are often adopted by and implemented in various country settings. Given the contextual…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education
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Lesley Wood; Stef Esterhuizen – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: The recent migration of early childhood care and education function brought with it many changes that affect the workplace well-being of practitioners and centre managers, yet little research has reported on the voices and experiences of those working on the ground. Aim: To find out the current state of well-being of practitioners…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Educational Resources, Early Childhood Education
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Kelly A. Long; Carolyn Grant – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: The concept of 'learner voice' has received global attention in recent years, frequently credited to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The UNCRC recognises that children have (1) the right to express a view and (2) the right to have the view given due weight. However, in many countries, including South…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Elfia Sukma; Syahrul Ramadhan; Inti Ikhlasani – South African Journal of Education, 2024
Background: The increased use of technology in education has prompted the investigation of innovative media that can support modern-era learning. Aim: This study aims to investigate elementary school teachers' perceptions, based on their years of experience, regarding the use of Nearpod as an innovative medium in flipped classrooms. Setting: The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mahlo, Lebohang; Waghid, Zayd – South African Journal of Education, 2023
Despite significant capability deprivation existing among the teachers in historically disadvantaged schools in the Western Cape province of South Africa, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have had a significant positive effect on teaching and learning. In the case study reported on here we investigated the benefits of using ICTs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers
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Masedi, Puleng A.; Pila-Nemutandani, Refilwe G.; Kolobe, Patricia S.; Tsabedze, Wandile F. – South African Journal of Education, 2023
Globally, mainstream teachers have been experiencing intense challenges of behavioural difficulties by learners in schools. For decades, scholars have intensified the relational impact of behaviour with regard to academic progression. However, there is limited knowledge on the experiences and coping strategies of teachers regarding these…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Adolescents, Coping
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Combrinck, Martin; Daniels, James – South African Journal of Education, 2023
The aim with this study was to investigate mentoring as a professional developmental strategy for principals and to establish whether there was a need for a formal mentoring programme for principals and circuit managers. An interpretive, qualitative case study approach was adopted, with 13 participants being selected for interview via purposive…
Descriptors: Principals, Mentors, Professional Development, Management Development
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