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Baysen, Engin; Baysen, Fatma – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Experimentation is widely accepted as being central to science education. However, anxiety about experimentation often prevents its use. While a considerable number of studies on anxiety related to laboratory experimentation have been conducted, studies on in-class experimentation is limited. In the research study reported on here we explored the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes
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Nkambule, Thabisile – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Even though quality education is important for the empowerment of individuals and development of society, some rural schools in South Africa continue to function amid tough conditions. Because little research on the topic exists, with this article I explore and identify teachers' experiences of the working conditions in rural schools in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
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Kesicioglu, Oguz Serdar – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The research reported on here was designed in a qualitative approach to present the opinions of pre-service pre-school teachers on the use of mathematics activities. The sample consisted of 10 pre-service teachers, who in their fourth year of pre-school education in the teaching department in 2017 to 2018. The pre-service teachers in the study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Alonso-Sanz, A.; Rueda, P.; Jardón, P. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The research reported on here elaborated on the effects that images displayed on the walls have in schools as a variable in evaluating the educational quality. Mixed methods were used to analyse the images displayed on the walls of 27 classrooms to determine their provenance and authorship. The results show quantitative, qualitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Stimuli, Classroom Environment, School Culture
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Daries, Glynnis; Ebrahim, Hasina – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In South Africa, little is known about the funds of knowledge of young children, and how they use this resource to affirm their agency in early childhood centres to build their childhood experiences. With this article we contribute knowledge through exploring the strategies that young children use to show their agency and thereby their funds of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Knowledge Level, Preschool Education
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Lazic, Bojan D.; Kneževic, Jelena B.; Maricic, Sanja M. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
An effective instructional approach in elementary mathematics education has a significant role in the understanding of mathematical concepts and overall student achievement. We point out the characteristics, significance and effects that may be achieved in mathematics education through the application of project-based learning. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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le Roux, Sarlina G. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
After many educational reforms over the past 2 decades, South Africa is still 1 of the lowest performing countries in terms of literacy outcomes. Despite an increased access to early childhood education programmes, more than half of Grade R learners will enter Grade 1 without the required skills to master reading. Clearly, systemic interventions…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship
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Henning, Elizabeth; Balzer, Lars; Ehlert, Antje; Fritz, Annemarie – South African Journal of Education, 2021
A recently published interview-based test, known by its partly German acronym, MARKO-D SA, is introduced in this article by way of a narrative of its development through various cycles of research. The 48-item test, in 4 South African languages, captures number concept development of children in the 6 to 8-year age group. The authors present their…
Descriptors: African Languages, Young Children, Number Concepts, Concept Formation
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Okeke, Chinedu Ifedi; Nyanhoto, Enock – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we employed the interpretivist qualitative approach to explore the recruitment and retention of male educators in preschool centres. Purposive sampling was used to select 2 preschool owners, 2 principals, 4 preschool educators and 2 male educators in the Foundation Phase. Data were obtained by in-depth interviewing…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Males, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence
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AL-Qadri, Abdo Hasan; Zhao, Wei – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Developmental learning difficulties are among the prevalent exceptionalities school learners have today. In this regard, identification and placement are among the facilitators of later successful intervention for these groups of learners (WestOlatunji, Shure, Pringle, Adams, Lewis & Cholewa, 2010). However, there are not enough resources such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Learning Problems, Test Construction
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Govender, Poomoney – South African Journal of Education, 2020
This article reports on Grade 2 teachers' perceptions of formative assessment in explaining the phenomenon of the underutilisation of formative assessment practices in mathematics teaching. A qualitative and interpretative case study investigated two Grade 2 teachers' enactment of formative assessment in priority schools in Gauteng. Data were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 2
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Ogunyemi, F. Taiwo; Henning, Elizabeth – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Rhymes, poetry, stories, wrestling, music and dancing were essential cultural elements through which childhood play was promoted in traditional Africa. "Modernisation" brought about by colonialism led to distortion and decline in the use of traditional play for childhood education in many parts of Africa. This work assessed the value of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teaching Methods, Child Development
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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
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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)
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Çetin, Zeynep; Danaci, Miray Özözen; Kuzu, Abdullah – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The phenomenon of psychological violence (mobbing) explained within the context of psychological aggression, is gaining attention due to increased focus on industrialisation and work life. The study aimed to examine the effects of mobbing experienced by teachers on the way they perceive their performance. The research sample consisted of 698…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Bullying, Public Schools
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