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Umar, Ombuguhim Salman; Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu; Hoque, Kazi Enamul – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here, we investigated the effectiveness of principal leadership practices in secondary schools in Niger State, Nigeria. Surveys were conducted with 154 principals, 269 heads of the department and 25 members of staff from the Secondary Education Board in Niger State. The findings indicate that the extent of principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Department Heads, Boards of Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Macqual, Stephen Maren; Salleh, Umi Kalsum Mohd; Zulnaidi, Hutkemri – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Soft skills encompassing conscientiousness, lifelong learning, communication, creativity, and teamwork are beneficial to success in work and life. The education policy in Nigeria on teacher education stipulates that students should learn basic soft skills at universities as performance improvement tools for teaching, but for the most part teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Seniors, Curriculum Implementation, Soft Skills
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Onyishi, Charity N.; Sefotho, Maximus M. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Poor mathematics self-efficacy (MSE) has been recorded among learners at all levels in Nigeria. The study reported on here sought to establish the efficacy of differentiated instruction (DI) in raising learners' MSE in inclusive settings. We also explored the differential effects of DI on the MSE of learners with dyscalculia, as well as on high-…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education, Inclusion
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Adigun, Olufemi Timothy; Nzima, Dumisani R. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we examined the attitudes of deaf learners towards biology in Ibadan, Nigeria. Forty-one deaf learners (28 males; 13 females) in the Secondary School II science classes from 3 government-funded secondary schools for the deaf were purposively selected for the study. In the study we adopted a descriptive survey research…
Descriptors: Deafness, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Biology
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Ogunyemi, F. Taiwo; Henning, Elizabeth – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Rhymes, poetry, stories, wrestling, music and dancing were essential cultural elements through which childhood play was promoted in traditional Africa. "Modernisation" brought about by colonialism led to distortion and decline in the use of traditional play for childhood education in many parts of Africa. This work assessed the value of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teaching Methods, Child Development
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Ogbonna, Chinyere Grace; Ibezim, Nnenna Ekpereka; Obi, Chiaka Augusta – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Word processing is a fundamental skill for efficient computer literacy. E-learning has been introduced to ensure wide dissemination of such fundamental content and skills, even beyond school. However, best methodologies need to be identified for efficient instructional delivery. This study therefore investigated the effects of synchronous and…
Descriptors: Word Processing, Teaching Methods, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Ogbuanya, Theresa Chinyere; Efuwape, Bamidele Michael – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Technology-aided learning environment is replacing the popular teacher-dominated teaching-learning process. This study investigated electrical/electronics students' instructional preferences for technology-aided learning environment in relation to their approaches and attitudes to learning. A total of 339 third- and final-year…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Pitan, Oluyomi Susan; Atiku, Sulaiman Olusegun – South African Journal of Education, 2017
At a time of continuous economic uncertainty and a highly competitive labour market, it is crucial for undergraduates to be more pro-active about their future careers. This study investigates the structural influence of career guidance activities on university students' employability in Nigeria. Data was collected from 600 final-year…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Career Guidance, Guidance Programs, Questionnaires
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Chaka, John Gyang; Govender, Irene – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Access to quality education is becoming a huge challenge in Nigeria, in view of the exponential growth in its population, coupled with ethno-religious crises and other acts of terrorism. A large chunk of the country's population--about 26% have no access to education, as existing teaching and learning facilities have become inadequate. Some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Isiyaku, Dauda Dansarki; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd; Abdulkadir, Suhaida – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This study has empirically tested the fitness of a structural model in explaining the influence of two exogenous variables (perceived enjoyment and attitude towards ICTs) on two endogenous variables (behavioural intention and teachers' Information Communication Technology (ICT) usage behavior), based on the proposition of Technology Acceptance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, College Faculty, Intention
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Aydin, Hasan – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The cohesion of our multicultural societies depends on mutual understanding, engaging proactively in co-operation between different communities and respecting one another. This paper deals with the educational philosophy of a well-known Turkish Islamic scholar, Fethullah Gülen and its application to schools in Nigeria. Gülen-inspired schools in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Multicultural Education, Peace
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Steyn, Trudie – South African Journal of Education, 2010
There is widespread agreement that professional development (PD) is the best possible answer to meeting the complex challenges in education systems. Studies on educational effectiveness identify the link between quality teachers and their PD. The purpose of this exploratory study was to determine the perceptions of Nigerian delegates from…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries