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Hatipoglu, Çiler; Daskin, Nilüfer Can – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported here we focus on proverbs in English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks and how the pithy structure and the "wisdom"-loaded content of proverbs can contribute to the development of foreign language learners' communicative competence as defined by Bachman (1990). We discuss how the most frequently used coursebooks…
Descriptors: Proverbs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Nel, Benita P. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Learners intending to enter some higher education (HE) institutions in South Africa write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) that are expected to provide a measure of their readiness for HE. A large gap exists between the quantitative literacy competencies of many of these learners and expectations at HE level. In this article I explore the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Foreign Countries, College Readiness, College Bound Students
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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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Supriadi, Oding; Mutrofin – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The research reported on in this article was motivated by the absence of modifications to "A model for the study of classroom teaching" proposed by Dunkin and Biddle in 1974. In this paper we aim to provide revision input to "A model for the study of classroom teaching" by adding management capability to the group of school…
Descriptors: Accounting, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Mthethwa, Mthembeni; Bayaga, Anass; Bossé, Michael J.; Williams, Derek – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here, we investigated the effects of the use of dynamic geometry software (DGS) (i.e., GeoGebra) on learners' learning and a teacher's beliefs. The learners and teacher involved in the study were from a high-poverty, rural high school in South Africa. We compared grade 11 learners (N = 56) who used GeoGebra in the context…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Smith, Charles Raymond; Julie, Cyril; Gierdien, Faaiz – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we examine the nature of inter-semiotic and intermodal construction in the exposition of a solution for a geometry rider. In the tradition of hermeneutic phenomenology, this case study involved an exploration of the oral discourse and visual texts used in a mathematics lesson. This research was intended to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Geography, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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Rossouw, Mareli; Greeff, Cecileen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The poor performance of learners in the 2017 National Senior Certificate accounting paper has raised concern. One way to improve the results in accounting over time is to ensure that the first introduction of accounting as financial literacy in the senior phase is done properly. The training of Grade 8 and/or 9 financial literacy teachers was…
Descriptors: Money Management, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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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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Hart, Samantha Anne; Laher, Sumaya – South African Journal of Education, 2019
One of the central themes across education policies in South Africa is ensuring equal access to education in a context of diminishing resources. The roll-out of technology in schools plays a pivotal role in achieving equity. With the emphasis on technology integration, it is imperative to fully understand the factors that influence this process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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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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John, Merlin – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The experiences of pre-service teachers who come from rural backgrounds differ widely from those who are from urban schools. It can be assumed that these experiences play a crucial role in shaping their teaching careers during and after the formal teacher training. Even though much research has already dwelt on the various challenges experienced…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Instruction, Rural Schools, Preservice Teachers
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Tawodzera, Mazvita Cecilia; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Since the year 2000, a deepening political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe has forced parents to emigrate en masse to regional and international destinations such as South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand respectively. Without guaranteed employment and with little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Family Structure, Barriers
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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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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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