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Aslam, Muhammad; Mazhar, Sohail; Sarwar, Muhammad; Chaudhary, Abid Hussain – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Workplace spirituality is recognised as the inner state of individuals and an aspect of their working life. In the study reported on here we aimed to unearth the effects of teachers' demographic factors (gender, age, nature of job, academic qualification, marital status, designation, teaching experience, and district) towards workplace…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Spiritual Development, Religious Factors
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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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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis; Mtshali, Muntuwenkosi Abraham; Sithebe, Khumbuzile – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In the sequential explanatory mixed methods study reported on here we examined school-based factors contributing to the poor performance of Grade 12 accounting learners' the GCSE in the Lubombo and Manzini regions of Eswatini. The random sample for the quantitative phase comprised 400 accounting learners and 80 accounting teachers from 10 schools…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Grade 12, Accounting, Foreign Countries
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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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van Zyl, André; Webb, Elizabeth M.; Wolvaardt, Jaqueline E. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
As a school subject, life orientation (LO) aims to improve learner well-being, but a lack of classroom resources may be a barrier. We investigated whether classroom resources were equally available for LO educators in fully funded (no-fee) and partially funded (fee-paying) high schools in Tshwane South, South Africa. In this analytical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Educational Resources, Required Courses
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Leballo, Makatleho; Griffiths, Dominic; Bekker, Tanya – South African Journal of Education, 2021
One way in which the practice of inclusion can be actualised in classrooms is through the use of consistent, appropriate differentiated instruction. What remains elusive, however, is insight into what teachers in different contexts think and believe about differentiation, how consistently they differentiate instruction and what challenges they…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Private Schools, Public Schools, High School Teachers
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Mokoena, Prince; van Breda, Adrian D. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
South Africa, like many countries, has high numbers of learners who do not complete secondary schooling. This reduces these young people's chances of finding work or of earning a better salary. It is thus important to understand the factors that contribute to high school dropout. In the study reported on here we investigated the factors that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Characteristics, High School Students, Reentry Students
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Dhlamini, Zwelithini Bongani – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here I evaluated the alignment between the Annual National Assessment (ANA) and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Theoretical perspectives were drawn from the Survey Enacted Curriculum (SEC), while quantitative correlational methods were used to determine the alignment between ANA and TIMSS…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Grade 9, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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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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Shinga, Sibongile; Pillay, Ansurie – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In post-apartheid South Africa, 11 languages, including English and indigenous languages, were given equal status as official languages. Yet, more than 25 years after democracy, Black parents still believe that their children's wealth and success depend on English, and therefore, send them to English-medium schools where they take English as a…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ndlovu, Mdutshekelwa; Simba, Precious – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The qualitative case study reported on here was commissioned and funded by the Western Cape Government (WCG) in partnership with the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) to inquire into attributes of well performing after-school programmes (ASPs) within the Western Cape provincei of South Africa. The research question of the study was: What…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Administration, Program Evaluation
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Zulu, Free-Queen Bongiwe; Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the "Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development," a South African policy, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Higher Education (DHET) call for the formation of professional learning communities and envisage support for teachers and access to enhanced professional development…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, High School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Zondo, Nombuso P.; Zewotir, Temesgen; North, Delia E. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
South Africa's National Senior Certificate examination system was introduced in 2008 as a single national examination system, in order to facilitate fair and standardised assessment and to provide all learners with an equal chance of access to higher education. However, limited research has been done to investigate the discrimination power of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Difficulty Level
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