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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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Bhaw, Nishaal; Kriek, Jeanne – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The South African Department of Education has attributed the poor pass rates in Grade 12 Physical Sciences to the learners' lack of practical work and the inability of learners to solve problems by integrating their knowledge from different topics in Physical Sciences. A possible reason for this could be a disjointed alignment between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alignment (Education), Science Tests, Physics
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Lumadi, Mutendwahothe Walter – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The advent of democracy in South Africa triggered notable reforms to the financing of quality education, and curriculum design and innovation. The ulterior motive behind this study was to underscore the correlation between inadequate financial resources and learners' achievement. School finance reform was found to contribute to learner achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
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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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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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Oyediran-Tidings, Stella O.; Ondari-Okemwa, Ezra M.; Nekhwevha, Kenya Fhulu H. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Types of educational information needed by learners, their level of access and librarians' supportive roles in learning are pertinent to the attainment of quality education. This study seeks to identify the types of educational information needed by high school learners and the barriers of access. The study is underpinned by the jurisprudential…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Access to Information, Librarians, Barriers
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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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Le Roux, Natalie; Sebolai, Kabelo – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination in South Africa is a standardised assessment whose main function is to determine whether Grade 12 learners have mastered subject knowledge at the culmination of their secondary education. Alongside this, the National Benchmark Test Project (NBTP) was introduced to develop the National Benchmark…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Grade 12, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Skills
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Koseoglu, Pinar; Efendioglu, Akin – South African Journal of Education, 2015
The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of multimedia-based biology teaching (Mbio) and teacher-centered biology (TCbio) instruction approaches on learners' biology achievements, as well as their views towards learning approaches. During the research process, an experimental design with two groups, TCbio (n = 22) and Mbio (n =…
Descriptors: Multimedia Materials, Biology, Science Instruction, Control Groups
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Dodeen, Hamzeh M.; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Alshumrani, Saleh – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Test-taking skills are cognitive skills that enable students to undergo any test-taking situation in an appropriate manner. This study is aimed at assessing the relationship between students' test-taking skills and each of the following variables: motivation to learn mathematics; mathematics anxiety; attitudes towards mathematics; and attitudes…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Huysamer, C.; Lemmer, E. M. – South African Journal of Education, 2013
Hazing, associated with initiation, aims at taking newcomers from novice status to a status of functional and acknowledged members of a new group. However, the process is often dangerous, injurious, and usually secretive. Hazing may occur as an unauthorised component of institutionally sanctioned orientation programmes commonly held for new…
Descriptors: Males, Single Sex Schools, Secondary School Students, Grade 8
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Stols, Gerrit – South African Journal of Education, 2013
This study investigated the opportunity to learn (OTL) that is available to Grade 12 mathematics learners. Learner workbooks were analysed in terms of time on task, curriculum coverage, curriculum coherence, and cognitive demand. Based on these elements, experienced mathematics teachers judged the opportunity that the learners have to achieve more…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Grade 12, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics
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Brijlall, Deonarain; Ndlovu, Zanele – South African Journal of Education, 2013
This qualitative case study in a rural school in Umgungundlovu District in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, explored Grade 12 learners' mental constructions of mathematical knowledge during engagement with optimisation problems. Ten Grade 12 learners who do pure Mathemat-ics participated, and data were collected through structured activity sheets and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Problem Solving, Calculus
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Barnes, Kalie; Brynard, Susette; de Wet, Corene – South African Journal of Education, 2012
This article reports on research undertaken about the influence of school culture and school climate on violence at schools in the Eastern Cape. An adapted California School Climate and Survey-Short Form (CSCSS-SF), which was used as the data-collection instrument, was completed by 900 Grade 10 to 12 learners. With the assistance of Pearson's…
Descriptors: School Culture, Educational Environment, Violence, Influences
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