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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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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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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
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van der Walt, Janke; Plastow, Nicola A.; Unger, Marianne – South African Journal of Education, 2020
A high prevalence of medical conditions affects the typical motor development of learners in the West Coast District of South Africa. Given the strong correlation between motor skill performance and academic achievement, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of motor skill impairment among Grade R learners (5-7-year olds) enrolled in public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Incidence, Public Schools
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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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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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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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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
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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
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Jelic, Milica; Nenezic, Sanja Calovic – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of the research presented in this paper is to examine the factors, including pedagogical ones, that influence the development of self-control in preschool children. Numerous studies emphasise the importance of discipline in the development of self-control. The methodological part of this paper represents a qualitative research study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Outcomes of Education, Self Control
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Gutiérrez, María Puig; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta; Rodríguez-Marín, Fátima – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study deals with detecting the difficulties that prospective teachers encounter in recognising and analysing children's ideas in the domains of social studies and science. It qualitatively analyses the reports written by 94 third-year Early Childhood Education degree students, while they were taking courses on "Teaching the natural…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Barriers, Childrens Attitudes
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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
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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
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