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Milne, Annari; Mhlolo, Mike – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Since 1999 South African learners have participated in various international studies but sadly the learners have continued to perform dismally, which brings to question the quality of their education. Meanwhile, Singaporean students have been among the top achievers in all these competitions. Many comparative studies have been done between…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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López-Serrano, Sebastián; Ruiz-Ariza, Alberto; De La Torre-Cruz, Manuel; Martínez-López, Emilio J. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Recent studies and reviews have shown the positive effects of exergames (EXs) on physical activity (PA) and fitness in children and adolescents. Nevertheless, their effects on cognition have been scarcely explored, and no previous review has focussed on this relationship. The purpose of the research reported on here was to analyse the acute and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Game Based Learning, Video Games
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Kirori, Maureen; Dickinson, David – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The performance of South Africa's educational system in national and international tests indicates that a large proportion of its public schools are underperforming. Ineffective leadership has been put forward as one reason. This paper analyses a leadership development programme, Partners for Possibility (PfP), which seeks to strengthen leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Leadership Effectiveness
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Nhlapo, Velaphi Aaron – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The purpose of the study reported on here was to explore the extent to which the role of the principal as ex officio member of the School Governing Body (SGB) facilitated or hindered the development of strategies that are effective and sustainable for the maintenance of school facilities. The rationale for this study was that the South African…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Role, Sustainability, Educational Facilities
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Sepuru, Malesela Gilbert; Mohlakwana, Mokgadi Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we aimed to explore how beginner principals perceived their roles as new appointees. School principals are expected to demonstrate proficiency when performing leadership and management roles in schools. Based on the fact that no certificate for principalship exists, newly appointed principals rely on their teaching…
Descriptors: Principals, Novices, School Administration, Foreign Countries
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Chanee, Albert – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Since the advent of democracy in 1994, access to quality and equitable education still remains a challenge in the Gauteng province. As an intervention to improve access and quality of learning in all schools, especially township schools, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) declared schools across Quintiles 1 to 3 throughout the province to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Grade 12, Public Schools
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Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The Amended National Norms and Standards for School Funding (ANNSSF) policy of 2006 introduced a funding model to address equity in public schooling. Schools are ranked into one of five quintiles of which quintile 1 represents the poorest schools and quintile 5 the most affluent. The ANNSSF policy proposes that the state provide more funding for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Fees, School Administration
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Chikoko, Vitallis; Mthembu, Pinkie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this paper, we review literature on the financing of primary and secondary education in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with a view to contributing some insights about the extent to which the region can achieve the United Nations' (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). At the heart of SDG 4 of the UN 2030 Agenda is the desire to achieve equity…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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Buys, Melanie; du Plessis, Pierre; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2020
With the promulgation of the South African Schools Act of 1996, public education in South Africa was decentralised and communities were made responsible for school governance. This placed the responsibility on school governing bodies (SGBs) to take all measures within their means to supplement state funding for the acquisition of adequate human…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Fund Raising, Educational Legislation, Public Education
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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
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du Plessis, Pierre; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Poverty is rife in many African countries and this has serious implications for the provision of quality education. Rural schools face severe challenges that are unique to their environment. A lack of parental interest in children's education, insufficient funding from the state, a lack of resources, underqualified teachers, and multi-grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Educational Quality
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Basson, Philip; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 requires school governing bodies (SGBs) to take responsibility for the management of school finances. However, research in this field of study revealed that many SGB members lack the necessary knowledge and financial skills to effectively and efficiently manage schools' finances. This has resulted in more…
Descriptors: School Administration, Governing Boards, Educational Finance, Money Management
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Rachmatullah, Arif; Ha, Minsu; Park, Jisun – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study demonstrates the relations of the position of education in the correlation between religiosity, and socioeconomic variables by using national-level, and large survey data. We used data from the international survey of 68 countries, and used statistical methods to create the composite scores of every variable. Next, we used Pearson and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Religion, Socioeconomic Status, Cross Cultural Studies
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Madimetsa, Joseph Mosoge; Challens, Branwen Henry; Mgadla, Isaac Xaba – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The challenge of low performing schools continues to rear its ugly head in many countries, including South Africa. The responses to low performance differ from country to country, but none of these have included the enhancement of collective teacher efficacy in their repertoire. Research shows that collective teacher efficacy is positively related…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, School Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Collegiality
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Segalo, Letlhoyo; Rambuda, Awelani Melvin – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In South Africa, the common law principle of "in loco parentis" entitles teachers, as the guardians in the school environment, to discipline learners. However, in view of new legislation advancing children's rights, it is unclear as to the extent to which teachers can or do enact the "loco parentis" role. This study employed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Discipline Policy, Focus Groups
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