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Hochfeld, Tessa; Schmid, Jeanette; Errington, Sheri – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In this article we report on a South African study conducted with 1,779 learners aged 11 to 18 years from 8 schools in urban areas in and around Johannesburg. These learners' perspectives on school safety confirm that South African learners experience their schools as unsafe. Their primary concerns related to coercion and violence against learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Violence
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Baysen, Engin; Baysen, Fatma – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Experimentation is widely accepted as being central to science education. However, anxiety about experimentation often prevents its use. While a considerable number of studies on anxiety related to laboratory experimentation have been conducted, studies on in-class experimentation is limited. In the research study reported on here we explored the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes
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Mamabolo, Martha Motshaki; Malatji, Khashane Stephen; Mphahlele, Lydia Kgomotso – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The aim of the study reported on here was to evaluate the roles of supervisors in the implementation of the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS) in South African schools. The supervisors are the School Management Teams (SMTs), namely principals, deputy principals, or heads of department (HoD), circuit managers, and district coordinators. We…
Descriptors: Supervisors, Role, Management Systems, Program Implementation
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Beets, Soretha; Van Schalkwyk, Izanette; Kirsten, Doret K. – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In the research reported on here we explored educators' experiences of learners' social functioning in middle childhood in a South African context. Educators are important socialisation agents for learners in middle childhood, and we reasoned that they could offer valuable information to identify those key social skills and competencies that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Aslam, Muhammad; Mazhar, Sohail; Sarwar, Muhammad; Chaudhary, Abid Hussain – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Workplace spirituality is recognised as the inner state of individuals and an aspect of their working life. In the study reported on here we aimed to unearth the effects of teachers' demographic factors (gender, age, nature of job, academic qualification, marital status, designation, teaching experience, and district) towards workplace…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Spiritual Development, Religious Factors
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Mhlaba, Rabella Esther; Rankhumise, Mmushetji Petrus – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The study reported on here was undertaken to understand the impact of mentoring novice science teachers. The study was conducted within the Gauteng province, because there have been many debates and concerns on the necessity to devise ways of improving the understanding of science in schools in the province. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Kazu, Ibrahim Yasar; Kurtoglu, Cemre – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In the descriptive study reported on here we used A Scale for Flipped Classroom Readiness of Secondary School Learners developed by Hao and adapted by Durak to evaluate teachers' readiness. The scale was administered to 233 teachers working at 5 randomly selected secondary schools in the city of Elazig, Turkey. Five key aspects of their readiness…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Flipped Classroom, Self Efficacy, Information Technology
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Nkambule, Thabisile – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Even though quality education is important for the empowerment of individuals and development of society, some rural schools in South Africa continue to function amid tough conditions. Because little research on the topic exists, with this article I explore and identify teachers' experiences of the working conditions in rural schools in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
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Nortje, Ann Lindsey; Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In this article we describe the retrospective perceptions of vulnerable young adults on the psychosocial support they had been exposed to when they were in school. Qualitative data were collected through individual interviews, collages and a focus group discussion with 5 young adults (2 females and 3 males aged from 20 to 23) who resided at a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Student Experience, Emotional Experience
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Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede; Ramnarain, Umesh – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The research reported here examined the outcome of using interactive simulation technology (IST) as a guided-inquiry approach to enhance learners' conceptual knowledge of electrostatics in physics. Participants were Grade 11 physical sciences learners (n = 60) and a teacher from a rural school in South Africa. Learners were randomly assigned to an…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
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Van der Haar, Hayley; Petersen, Nadine; Ramsaroop, Sarita – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Mentoring is intended to guide student teachers towards pedagogical decision-making within the complexity of the classroom. In this article we focus on the mathematics mentoring practices of 1 primary school teacher at a university-affiliated teaching school in Johannesburg. The teacher had many years of experience and had undergone some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
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van der Vyver, C. P.; Geduld, B. W. – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Many South African schools are underperforming academically and are labelled as trapped or yo-yo schools. The motivation and commitment of school leadership and educators play a critical role in realising improved academic results and sustainable improvement. In the study reported on here a 2-fold perspective was used to explore the problem of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Motivation, Educational Improvement
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Habibi, Akhmad; Razak, Rafiza Abdul; Yusop, Farrah Dina; Muhaimin, Muhaimin; Asrial, Asrial; Mukminin, Amirul; Jamila, Asih – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The primary objective of the research reported on here was to decide whether a combined framework of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) and technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) could be a valid and reliable model to predict Indonesian pre-service science teachers' (PSTs') actual use of technology (AUT) during teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis; Mtshali, Muntuwenkosi Abraham; Sithebe, Khumbuzile – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In the sequential explanatory mixed methods study reported on here we examined school-based factors contributing to the poor performance of Grade 12 accounting learners' the GCSE in the Lubombo and Manzini regions of Eswatini. The random sample for the quantitative phase comprised 400 accounting learners and 80 accounting teachers from 10 schools…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Grade 12, Accounting, Foreign Countries
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Akinmulegun, Taye Emmanuel; Kunt, Naciye – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In this article we report on a study in which we used native-speakerism as a lens to investigate the identity formation of nonnative English-speaking teachers and prospective teachers in Northern Cyprus. A qualitative method through narratives was used to access the thoughts and experiences of the participants. In the study the participants'…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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