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Semeon, Nasimu; Mutekwe, Edmore – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The low enrolment, lack of interest, exacerbated by the general poor performance in physical science in South Africa paints a gloomy picture about the status of physical science in the country. Despite the fact that there might be other factors at play, one factor which cannot be ignored is the discourse about the use of language in the science…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns
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Javed, Tariq; Asghar, Muhammad Aslam; Nazak, Nazneen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we report on the association between teacher feedback and scholastic attainment at Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level in Pakistan. The study was conducted with data collected from Pakistani secondary school teachers and students through a survey study using multistage sampling. The objectives of the study were (1) to explore…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Correlation, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Mlotshwa, Nicholas; Tunjera, Nyarai; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Many South African educational institutions are adopting learning management systems (LMS) into their daily teaching and learning practice. The Western Cape Education Department piloted Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle), an LMS for improving teaching and learning. The objective of the research reported on here was to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mathematical Concepts, Fundamental Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Moseki, Monki M.; Schulze, Salomé – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) skills are crucial to improving learner achievement, to supporting effective lifelong learning, and to developing the capability to overcome learning difficulties arising from a disadvantaged environment. However, only a few South African studies address the development of SRL skills of secondary school learners. By…
Descriptors: Self Management, High School Students, Grade 10, Urban Schools
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Naidoo, Sarojini – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has become an increasingly worrying phenomenon among adolescents and young adults. This study sought to address the paucity of data about the prevalence, nature, and functions of NSSI in the South African context. The Inventory of Statements about Self-harm and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were administered to…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede; Gaigher, Estelle; Salagaram, Trisha – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study explored teachers' experiences in the teaching of electricity and magnetism during a Lesson Study intervention. Using a case study research design, a sample of 4 physical sciences teachers was conveniently selected from schools in rural and suburban areas. Due to logistical challenges, the 4 participants were grouped into 2 separately…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Magnets, Science Instruction
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Sikhakhane, Hamilton Ndati; Muthukrishna, Nithi; Martin, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study, undertaken at a secondary school in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, sought to research bullying--a phenomenon seen globally as a major social problem that has a serious impact on the wellbeing of children and the youth. Participants were eight Grade 10 learners, 4 male and 4 female. The research tradition was a narrative inquiry as the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Hlatshwayo, Manzini – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Despite growing consensus regarding the value of inquiry-based teaching and learning, the implementation of such a pedagogical practice continues to be a challenge for many South African teachers, especially at rural schools. The research reported in this article concerns the interaction between Grade 10 Physical Sciences teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry
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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
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Mampane, Ruth; Huddle, Christelle – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This study reports on the outcomes of educational psychology school-based intervention. The aim was to determine whether the intervention served as an educational pathway to resilience. Through a concurrent mixed-methods research design interpreted through a pragmatic lens, academic school performance of students in a rural school was used as an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology)
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Di Paola, Benedetto; Battaglia, Onofrio Rosario; Fazio, Claudio – South African Journal of Education, 2016
The problem of taking a data set and separating it into subgroups, where the members of each subgroup are more similar to each other than they are to members outside the subgroup, has been extensively studied in science and mathematics education research. Student responses to written questions and multiple-choice tests have been characterised and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Questionnaires, Algebra
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Pournara, Craig; Hodgen, Jeremy; Adler, Jill; Pillay, Vasen – South African Journal of Education, 2015
It is wellknown that the majority of South African learners achieve extremely poorly in Mathematics. Many claim that one of the causes of this poor attainment is teachers' weak knowledge of mathematics, and propose that improving teachers' mathematical knowledge would improve learner attainment. However, the evidence-base for this proposed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement
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Roberts, Nicky; Spencer-Smith, Garth; Vänskä, Riitta; Eskelinen, Sanna – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This paper reports on the analysis of the voluntary uptake and use of the "Nokia Mobile Mathematics" service by 3,957 Grade 10 learners. It measures the effect of the service on the school Mathematics attainment of 1,950 of these learners over one academic year. The study reveals that 21% of Grade 10 Mathematics learners voluntarily and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Padayachee, Keshni – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This study reports on the analysis of South African Life Sciences and Biology textbooks for the inclusion of the nature of science using a conceptual framework developed by Chiappetta, Fillman and Sethna (1991). In particular, we investigated the differences between the representation of the nature of science in Biology textbooks that were written…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Science Instruction, Biology, Textbooks
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Sackstein, Suzanne; Spark, Linda; Jenkins, Amy – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Recently, electronic books (e-books) have become prevalent amongst the general population, as well as students, owing to their advantages over traditional books. In South Africa, a number of schools have integrated tablets into the classroom with the promise of replacing traditional books. In order to realise the potential of e-books and their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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