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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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Moeketsane, Maribaneng; Jita, Loyiso; Jita, Thuthukile – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Too often, instructional leadership is perceived as an area of competence for principals with less focus on teachers, especially those with subject leadership responsibilities. In the study reported on here we investigated the perspectives of subject leaders and their perceived competence in instructional leadership as a basis for its correlation.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Role
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Mayeza, Emmanuel; Bhana, Deevia – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article, we draw on data from focus group discussions to examine the ways in which some young boys in a South African township primary school construct and negotiate hegemonic masculinity through bullying, and other forms of violence, within the school. Deviating from the simplistic victim-bully binary, we draw from critical masculinity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Males, Masculinity
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Milne, Annari; Mhlolo, Mike – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Since 1999 South African learners have participated in various international studies but sadly the learners have continued to perform dismally, which brings to question the quality of their education. Meanwhile, Singaporean students have been among the top achievers in all these competitions. Many comparative studies have been done between…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Mpofu, Nhlanhla; Maphalala, Mncedisi C. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on in this article, we explored the preparation practices used to prepare student teachers to use English language skills in disciplinary content teaching. Despite studies which emphasise generic academic literacy where language is a subset of this field discourse, there is a dearth of research studies on the use of English…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Bester, Suzanne; Conway, Michè – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Guided by an interpretivist paradigm, the qualitative case study reported on here provided insight into the points of view of 9 foundation phase teachers on whether they believed that Response to Intervention (RtI) could be a viable approach to implement within their own school context. A semi-structured, focus group interview was conducted to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Program Implementation
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Kirori, Maureen; Dickinson, David – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The performance of South Africa's educational system in national and international tests indicates that a large proportion of its public schools are underperforming. Ineffective leadership has been put forward as one reason. This paper analyses a leadership development programme, Partners for Possibility (PfP), which seeks to strengthen leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Leadership Effectiveness
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Stott, Angela; Hattingh, Annemarie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The convenience sample used in the study reported on here consisted of 91 students enrolled in the primary and middle school Postgraduate Certificate in Education course for 2 consecutive years at a South African university. We used the Student Understanding of Science and Science Inquiry instrument to answer questions about these students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy
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Marsay, Gloria – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Hope has been identified as a key element to success in planning one's future. An attitude of hope opposes feelings of despair and can sustain one through adversity. The study reported on in this article is based on the premise that everyone needs hope to thrive and that educators can be providers of hope for the future, since they are responsible…
Descriptors: Intervention, Positive Attitudes, Long Range Planning, Teacher Role
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Feldman, Jennifer – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article I discuss the potential of professional learning communities (PLCs) within the South African education context using a practice theory lens. PLCs are presented by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) as collaborative learning communities that are fundamentally social and should be established in all schools (DBE, Republic of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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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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Moolman, Benita; Essop, Roshin; Makoae, Mokhantso; Swartz, Sharlene; Solomon, Jean-Paul – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Globally, peer education and school climate are important topics for educators. Peer education has been shown to improve young people's decision-making and knowledge about healthy and prosocial behaviour, while a positive school climate contributes to positive learning outcomes in general. In this article we explore the role of school climate in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Peer Teaching, Outcomes of Education
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Cassim, Nabeelah; Moen, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Grade 1 learners in South Africa are not receiving the quality education they deserve. Early Childhood Education forms the basis of all education; however, numerous challenges in the South African education system impede the teaching and learning of young children. In this article we investigate Grade 1 teachers' responsibilities in the class and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Aides, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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