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Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede; Ramnarain, Umesh – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The research reported here examined the outcome of using interactive simulation technology (IST) as a guided-inquiry approach to enhance learners' conceptual knowledge of electrostatics in physics. Participants were Grade 11 physical sciences learners (n = 60) and a teacher from a rural school in South Africa. Learners were randomly assigned to an…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Mogale, Makobo Lydia; Modipane, Mpho Calphonia – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Globally, policy implementation in the education system has been found to be a challenging area of development. The South African education system is no exception to the ineffective implementation of policies. For example, in South Africa, the progression policy was introduced by the Department of Education in 2013 for the purpose of minimising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
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Msutwana, Nomawonga Veronica – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Research demonstrates that teachers' cultural perspectives influence how they teach sexuality education; however, it is not clear how this occurs. Therefore, in my study, I explored how Xhosa teachers' cultural perspectives influenced their practice of teaching sexuality education to adolescent Xhosa learners. I purposively selected 9 female Xhosa…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Females, Women Faculty, Cultural Influences
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Motloung, Amos Ntokozo; Mavuru, Lydia; McNaught, Carmel – South African Journal of Education, 2021
African township schools are characterised by cultural and linguistic diversity, hence, teachers have the dual task of ensuring that learners grasp scientific concepts, while also catering for the diversity in the learners' backgrounds. The study reported on here was aimed at investigating teachers' beliefs and practices in teaching life sciences…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Naidoo, Devika – South African Journal of Education, 2021
From a cognitivist theory stance, domain-specific subject knowledge is necessary for deep learning and cognitive advance. What opportunities for deep learning and cognitive advance are provided in geography classrooms? This analysis of teaching in geography classrooms is framed by the concepts of deep learning, pedagogic discourse, and a…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication
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Fakudze, Cynthia – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study is situated within a worldview theory as espoused by socio-cultural constructivists. Science classrooms in secondary schools in Swaziland are culturally largely homogeneous where learners and their teachers have a strong grounding in traditional Swazi culture. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the conceptions held by Grade…
Descriptors: World Views, Secondary School Students, Grade 11, Beliefs
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Macleod, Catriona Ida; du Toit, Ryan; Paphitis, Sharli; Kelland, Lindsay – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The barriers to education associated with menstruation vary from country to country and within countries. We report on a cross-sectional survey conducted in diverse schools in 2 districts of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Using multi-stage sampling (stratified random sampling of schools, and purposive sampling of Grade 11 female-identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Females, Physiology
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Naidoo, Jayaluxmi; Kapofu, Winfilda – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we explore female learners' perceptions of learning Grade 11 geometry. Many learners have difficulty in learning geometry in mathematics, thus, teachers and researchers are constantly searching for reasons why learners have challenges with learning geometry with the aim of developing suitable pedagogic strategies to alleviate these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 11, Females
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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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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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Morse, Katherine – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Do high school learners in Cape Town have realistic tertiary study plans? During 2015, 813 Grade 11 learners were surveyed with regard to their expectations for academic achievement and post-school plans. Learners attended average-performing, noor low-fee Cape Town high schools. Follow-up discussions were held with 10 learners, 2 teachers and 1…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Academic Aspiration, Postsecondary Education
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Kazeni, Monde; Baloyi, Eddy; Gaigher, Estelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The South African Physical Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) requires learners to develop science inquiry skills, including Integrated Science Inquiry Skills (ISIS). However, the performance of learners in assessment tasks related to ISIS has been consistently poor over several years. The use of ineffective pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction, 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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Grossen, Silke; Grobler, Adelene A.; Lacante, Marlies – South African Journal of Education, 2017
South Africa, like many developing countries, is heavily burdened by high dropout and unemployment rates and an undersupply of skilled workers. Grade retention is a common practice when learners do not meet the specific requirements--especially in countries with limited socio-economic resources. In South Africa, 52% of the learners are retained at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Academic Failure, Low Achievement
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