NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Source
South African Journal of…14
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing all 14 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Cassim, Nabeelah; Moen, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Grade 1 learners in South Africa are not receiving the quality education they deserve. Early Childhood Education forms the basis of all education; however, numerous challenges in the South African education system impede the teaching and learning of young children. In this article we investigate Grade 1 teachers' responsibilities in the class and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Dzamesi, Felicia Elinam; van Heerden, Judy – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we report on the development and implementation of a professional development programme for teachers of the kindergarten curriculum (4-5 year olds) in Ghana. Kindergarten teachers in Ghana have little experience and meagre training in implementing a play-based pedagogy as recommended in the national curriculum. An indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
de Milander, Monique; Schall, Robert; de Bruin, Elizna; Smuts-Craft, Melissa – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) are developmental disorders in children with 3 symptom clusters, namely hyperactivity, attention deficit and impulsivity, and a combination. We investigated the prevalence of the 3 symptom clusters and their association with learning-related skills among children aged 6 to 7 years in Bloemfontein,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidence, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Prins, Chevonne; Joubert, Ina; Ferreira-Prevost, Judite; Moen, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Discipline is essential to learning, but in culturally diverse groups it could become a challenge for teachers. Positive discipline, respect for human rights and the creation of a sense of belonging promotes culturally responsive and disciplined learners. This study investigated the social and cultural contexts of discipline in early grade South…
Descriptors: Discipline, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Fleisch, Brahm; Dixon, Kerryn – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The Grade 2 learner results of the Early Grade Reading Study (EGRS) randomised control trial (RCT) in the North West province showed that the structured pedagogic intervention model that included instructional coaching, lesson plans, and quality learning materials was more cost-effective than a similar intervention model that excluded coaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Naude, Mariana; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Foundation phase teachers in South African schools follow a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, which entails that learners experiment freely with concepts and are encouraged to communicate and share their thoughts and ideas. In an effort to understand the impact that the physical learning environment, such…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Vuyokazi Nomlomo; Stofile, Sindiswa; Sivasubramaniam, Sivakumar – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to report on the Foundation Phase (FP) teachers' professional identities in two primary schools in the Western Cape. This is meant to serve as a basis for understanding teachers' identities with regard to their teaching experience, qualifications, specialised knowledge base, and ongoing professional development. The…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers, African Languages, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Micanovic, Veselin; Novovic, Tatjana; Maslovaric, Biljana – South African Journal of Education, 2017
In accordance with the general principles of the present inclusion in advanced education systems, which are based on the support of children with special educational needs and their inclusion in regular teaching process along with their peers, inclusive values are gradually becoming a reality in the Montenegrin educational process. The paper aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Teaching
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Sibanda, Jabulani – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Weybright, Elizabeth H.; Caldwell, Linda L.; Xie, Hui; Wegner, Lisa; Smith, Edward A. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Education is one of the strongest predictors of health worldwide. In South Africa, school dropout is a crisis where by Grade 12, only 52% of the age appropriate population remain enrolled. Survival analysis was used to identify the risk of dropping out of secondary school for male and female adolescents and examine the influence of substance use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Predictive Measurement, Secondary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Benjamin, Louis – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Learners in South Africa lag behind in literacy and numeracy skills relative to their peers in other countries. This is ascribed to a lack of quality education in the preschool and Foundation Phases of schooling, and conditions related to poverty. The Basic Concepts Mediated Learning Programme (BCMLP) aims to promote the conceptual development of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Concept Teaching
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Chi, Sung-Ae; Kim, Seong Hyun; Kim, HyunJin – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This study investigated the affects of cognitive ability, creativity, and self-esteem on kindergartners' problem behaviour. Participants were 203 children (mean age = 65.8 months) attending kindergartens in Korea. Data collection used the Korean version of Child Behaviour Checklist, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, the Torrance Test of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Check Lists
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Mangwaya, Ezron; Blignaut, Sylvan; Pillay, Shervani K. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This qualitative study focuses on primary schools' state of readiness for the introduction of early childhood education. Adopting a multiple case study design, the article explores, through semi-structured interviews and documentation, school heads, teachers-in-charge and classroom teachers' perceptions of their respective schools' state of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Readiness, Program Implementation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Human, Anja; van der Walt, Marthie; Posthuma, Barbara – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Poor mathematics performance in schools is both a national and an international concern. Teachers ought to be equipped with relevant subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge as one way to address this problem. However, no mathematics knowledge and practice standards have as yet been defined for the preparation of Foundation Phase…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries