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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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Okeke, Charity C.; van der Westhuizen, Gert – South African Journal of Education, 2020
This article analyses conversation around classroom discipline to establish how teachers learn through professional conversation. The study was a qualitative study that originally adopted an ethno-methodological research design. Purposive sampling was used to select 6 primary school teachers from the East London Education District in the Eastern…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Teacher Collaboration, Verbal Communication
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Küçükünal, Isik Sibel; Özçelik, A. Dilek Ögretir; Yalçinkaya, Fulya – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) refers to difficulties in perceptual processing of auditory information. It is a difficulty experienced by a person whose pure tone hearing, intelligence, and language abilities are within the appropriate age norms. In children with CAPD, difficulty in spelling and reading loudly can also be observed.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Auditory Perception, Children
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Ngobeni, Winnie Poelane; Maimane, Joseph Ramathibela; Rankhumise, Mmushetji Petrus – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we investigated the effects of sign language barriers among Deaf learners in special schools for the Deaf and Blind in the Motheo District in the Free State province of South Africa. Semi-structured focus group interviews were held with 7 teachers (2 males and 5 females) and 10 Grade 8 learners (6 males and 4 females)…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Fadiji, Angelina Wilson; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2020
An extensive body of research exists on the background characteristics that predict learner achievement. However, in South Africa, little attention has been paid to the level of educational aspirations and the factors that shape the level of aspirations. Using a bio-ecological systems theory of development, we explored the role of gender,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Family Environment, Gender Differences
Gokyer, Necmi – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we aimed to determine the role of strengthening leadership behaviour on the psychological contract in primary and secondary schools. The population was a total of 7,772 teachers (3,627 primary school teachers and 4,145 middle school teachers) working in the districts of Baglar, Kayapinar, Sur and Yenisehir in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Role, Leadership Styles
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Tsuei, Mengping; Huang, Hsiu-Wen; Cheng, Shu-Fen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Reading competence is one of the most critical skills for children's academic success. In the study reported on here we proposed an integrated peer-tutoring strategy for reading comprehension that employs e-books for elementary school students. The effects of this strategy on children's reading comprehension were investigated using a…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Reading Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension
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Rossouw, Mareli; Greeff, Cecileen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The poor performance of learners in the 2017 National Senior Certificate accounting paper has raised concern. One way to improve the results in accounting over time is to ensure that the first introduction of accounting as financial literacy in the senior phase is done properly. The training of Grade 8 and/or 9 financial literacy teachers was…
Descriptors: Money Management, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Salie, Maimona; Moletsane, Mokgadi; Mukuna, Robert Kananga – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here, we focused on the use of English as language of learning and teaching (LoLT) for isiXhosa-speaking Foundation Phase learners in a historically disadvantaged school in the Western Cape, South Africa. It was a qualitative case study within an interpretive research paradigm. We used focus groups and interviews for data…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Language of Instruction, Language Usage, English (Second Language)
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Elçi, Ebru; Uzunboylu, Hüseyin – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The aim of the study reported on here was to develop a universal and cultural values scale (UCVS) to measure the universal and cultural values to be incorporated in primary education. The items measured were derived from an item pool prepared with expert consultation. The study was conducted with 360 fifth-grade students who attended primary…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Values Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Ozcan, Deniz; Uzunboylu, Huseyin – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the perceptions of school counsellors who work with gifted students in the school environment. A qualitative research design was used in this study. The participants were 52 school counsellors who work in primary schools of private colleges accepting gifted students in Turkey. A semi-structured interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes, Academically Gifted
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Garira, Elizabeth; Howie, Sarah; Plomp, Tjeerd – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study sought to analyse quality of education and its evaluation in Zimbabwean primary schools. A qualitative research methodology was adopted. Thirty-five schools, 73 teachers, 15 school administrators and four Education Officials participated in the study. Data were collected through interviews and questionnaires and analysed through…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes
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Moodley, Maglin – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The introduction and use of online social media networks in education has provided a variety of unique methodologies in support of teaching, learning, and knowledge gathering. The presence of these networks has created opportunities to hear the voice of the teacher. This study explores how teachers and officials from a rural district in South…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Social Media, Rural Schools
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Triyanto – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Participation is an effective strategy in the teaching and learning process. Many students contribute in different ways. Nevertheless, many teachers assume that students are only active if they focus on the teacher's learning objectives. The research aimed to describe student participation in-group learning. A mixed research design was conducted…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cooperative Learning, Religious Education, Islam
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van Aswegen, Suzanne; Swart, Estelle; Oswald, Marietjie M. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Being aware of our thinking as we perform learning tasks and then using this knowledge to actively self-regulate what we are doing, is commonly known as metacognition. This study investigated the influence of a story-based intervention on the development of metacognition among Intermediate Phase learners engaged in content area learning. Two…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Story Telling, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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