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Ngobeni, Winnie Poelane; Maimane, Joseph Ramathibela; Rankhumise, Mmushetji Petrus – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we investigated the effects of sign language barriers among Deaf learners in special schools for the Deaf and Blind in the Motheo District in the Free State province of South Africa. Semi-structured focus group interviews were held with 7 teachers (2 males and 5 females) and 10 Grade 8 learners (6 males and 4 females)…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
Gokyer, Necmi – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we aimed to determine the role of strengthening leadership behaviour on the psychological contract in primary and secondary schools. The population was a total of 7,772 teachers (3,627 primary school teachers and 4,145 middle school teachers) working in the districts of Baglar, Kayapinar, Sur and Yenisehir in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Role, Leadership Styles
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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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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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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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Triyanto – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Participation is an effective strategy in the teaching and learning process. Many students contribute in different ways. Nevertheless, many teachers assume that students are only active if they focus on the teacher's learning objectives. The research aimed to describe student participation in-group learning. A mixed research design was conducted…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Cooperative Learning, Religious Education, Islam
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Maluleke, Mzamani J. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching and learning mathematics in South Africa (SA) is characterised by serious challenges because the pass rate in Mathematics is always below the expected level. The introduction of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) ushered in new hope that the situation would improve. However, teachers still encounter challenges when they use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Code Switching (Language), English Language Learners
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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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Avci, Filiz; Kirbaslar, Fatma Gülay; Sesen, Burcin Acar – South African Journal of Education, 2019
In this study we aimed to analyse the effects of the Instructional Curriculum based on Cooperative Learning (ICBCL) prepared for the subjects, the orders of electrons and chemical properties, chemical bonds, compounds and their formulas, and mixtures on 7th grade learners' learning achievements, motivations to learn science, and their attitudes…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Grade 7
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Zhang, Xiaodong; Hu, Zuhong – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study reports on how an urban teacher relied on herself and harnessed performance-based pedagogy in developing her students' moral awareness over one academic year. Drawing on qualitative analyses of the teacher and students' reflections, interviews, as well as students' performance, the study shows that the teacher's reliance on her own…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Performance Based Assessment, Teaching Methods, Moral Values
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Vezzani, Claudio; Vettori, Giulia; Pinto, Giuliana – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Students' conceptions of learning represent an influential factor for learning, yet the few existing studies used measures with limited validity and lacked to provide a model for middle school students. This research aimed to provide a preliminary validation of 'Learning Conception Questionnaire' (LCQ) by Liverta Sempio and Marchetti (2001) aimed…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Measurement Techniques
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Juan, Andrea; Zuze, Linda; Hanna, Sylvia; Govender, Ashika; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2018
School bullying is a complex social phenomenon that negatively impacts the psychosocial well-being of students, as well as the overall culture and climate of schools. Designing appropriate interventions to combat bullying in South African schools requires nuanced information about this phenomenon. This paper examines the extent and nature of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Risk, Foreign Countries
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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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Mampane, Ruth; Huddle, Christelle – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This study reports on the outcomes of educational psychology school-based intervention. The aim was to determine whether the intervention served as an educational pathway to resilience. Through a concurrent mixed-methods research design interpreted through a pragmatic lens, academic school performance of students in a rural school was used as an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology)
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