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Tabane, Ramodungoane; Chauke, Margaret – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Educators are one of the stakeholders in the education system working to ensure learner success. According to the "Minimum Requirements For Teacher Education Qualifications," educators must fulfil 7 roles in their quest to impart education. In the study reported on her, we investigated Grade 6 educators' knowledge and use of mediation as…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Vos, Elize; Fouché, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Language is a contextual factor of an education system as it determines the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT). In order to provide for diversity in South Africa, the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, makes provision for 11 official languages and the Language in Education Policy (LiEP) promotes respect for not only these…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Educational Policy, Native Language, Multilingualism
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Fesi, Liziwe; Mncube, Vusumzi – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here was designed to investigate the challenges faced by teachers when teaching reading in Grade 4 English First Additional Language (EFAL) in East London, South Africa. This research study was framed by the socio-constructivist theory of reading. A case study design that corresponds with the constructivist paradigm was used…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Moloi, Qetelo; Kanjee, Anil – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here contributes to the growing body of knowledge on the use of standard setting methods for improving the reporting and utility value of assessment results in South Africa as well as for addressing the conceptual shortcomings of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) reporting framework. Using data from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standard Setting (Scoring), Student Evaluation, Elementary School Students
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Alqraini, Faisl M. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Teaching a homograph by using context clues is more effective than just teaching vocabulary separately. The goal of the study reported on here was to teach 12 homographs to d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (d/Dhh) students in the sixth grade by applying metacognitive skills to understand the meanings and contexts in sentences. A single case design…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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AL-Qadri, Abdo Hasan; Zhao, Wei – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Developmental learning difficulties are among the prevalent exceptionalities school learners have today. In this regard, identification and placement are among the facilitators of later successful intervention for these groups of learners (WestOlatunji, Shure, Pringle, Adams, Lewis & Cholewa, 2010). However, there are not enough resources such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Learning Problems, Test Construction
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Sumida, Sugata; Kawata, Keisuke – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The learning gap between urban and rural areas is a persistent problem in many sub-Saharan African countries. Previous studies have found that the urban-rural learning gap is attributed to the fact that student characteristics and school resources are different in urban and rural areas. Our study updates this finding by using the latest dataset…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Reading Achievement, Rural Urban Differences, Student Characteristics
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Elçi, Ebru; Uzunboylu, Hüseyin – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The aim of the study reported on here was to develop a universal and cultural values scale (UCVS) to measure the universal and cultural values to be incorporated in primary education. The items measured were derived from an item pool prepared with expert consultation. The study was conducted with 360 fifth-grade students who attended primary…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Values Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Fadiji, Angelina Wilson; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2020
An extensive body of research exists on the background characteristics that predict learner achievement. However, in South Africa, little attention has been paid to the level of educational aspirations and the factors that shape the level of aspirations. Using a bio-ecological systems theory of development, we explored the role of gender,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Family Environment, Gender Differences
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Tsuei, Mengping; Huang, Hsiu-Wen; Cheng, Shu-Fen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Reading competence is one of the most critical skills for children's academic success. In the study reported on here we proposed an integrated peer-tutoring strategy for reading comprehension that employs e-books for elementary school students. The effects of this strategy on children's reading comprehension were investigated using a…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Reading Strategies, Instructional Effectiveness, Reading Comprehension
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Malebese, M. L. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Socially inclusive strategies encourage empowering, progressive and sustainable responses to social challenges and needs. These strategies are made possible through inclusion and equitable consideration of diverse contributions of those affected by the problems, and who feel obliged to find solutions to the problems. In this paper, the principles…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Discourse Analysis, Listening Skills
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van Aswegen, Suzanne; Swart, Estelle; Oswald, Marietjie M. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Being aware of our thinking as we perform learning tasks and then using this knowledge to actively self-regulate what we are doing, is commonly known as metacognition. This study investigated the influence of a story-based intervention on the development of metacognition among Intermediate Phase learners engaged in content area learning. Two…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Story Telling, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Combrinck, Celeste; Mtsatse, Nangamso – South African Journal of Education, 2019
South Africa participated in the electronic version of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (ePIRLS) in 2016 but faced many challenges during implementation. Accurate databases on information and communication technologies (ICT) capacity of schools were not available for sampling in Gauteng, many schools had old and/or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Sibanda, Jabulani – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction
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Fleisch, Brahm; Taylor, Stephen; Schöer, Volker; Mabogoane, Thabo – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article illustrates the value of large-scale impact evaluations with counterfactual components. It begins by exploring the limitations of small-scale impact studies, which do not allow reliable inference to a wider population or which do not use valid comparison groups. The paper then describes the design features of a recent large-scale…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Programs, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
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