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van Deventer, Idilette; van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Social justice, defined as an impetus towards a socially just educational world, is based on the assumption that all people, irrespective of belief or societal position, are entitled to be treated according to the values of human rights, human dignity and equality. Diverging from the classical positivist approach in social science research that…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Praxis, Interpersonal Relationship, Change Strategies
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van der Vyver, C. P.; van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Meyer, L. W. – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The purpose of this research was to develop the Caring School Leadership Questionnaire (CSLQ) as a valid and reliable instrument to measure the extent of care being given by school leaders (principals) to teachers. The research involved 1,041 teachers and 65 principals from 68 primary schools in the North-West Province of South Africa. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Leadership, Leadership Styles
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Vos, D.; Ellis, S. M.; van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Mentz, P. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The Organisational Climate Description Questionnaire--Rutgers Elementary (OCDQ--RE) was used to determine the current organizational climate of primary schools in North-West Province, South Africa. This questionnaire evaluates the actions of principals and educators; the current organizational climate in primary schools can be determined from the…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Questionnaires, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Vos, D.; van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Mentz, P. J.; Ellis, S. M. – South African Journal of Education, 2012
The prevalent organisational climate in primary schools in the North West Province was determined in order to formulate management strategies to increase the organisational climate. For this purpose, a quantitative research method, founded in post-positivistic points of departure, was applied. In the process, the Organizational Climate Description…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Organizational Climate, Statistical Analysis
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van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; van der Walt, J. L.; Wolhuter, C. C. – South African Journal of Education, 2011
Not only has the number of scholarly journals worldwide increased substantially in recent years but also the number of articles published in them. However, closer examination reveals that the percentage of articles actually published has remained in the region of 25%. This implies that much of researchers' time and energy has been wasted because…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Writing for Publication, Faculty Publishing, Journal Articles