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McMahon, Mary; Watson, Mark – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The concept of decent work is intuitively desirable, an ideal to strive for, and a human right. Awareness of the decent work agenda has been raised in career counselling and is posing challenges about what role, if any, career counselling can play towards the achievement of sustainable decent work for all. Feeding into the social justice values of…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Social Justice, Labor Market, Civil Rights
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Moloi, Kholeka – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The problem addressed in this theoretical paper is that of learners and educators as agents of social transformation in dysfunctional schools of South Africa. While 80% of South African schools are said to be dysfunctional, learners and educators in these schools can be activated to challenge and actively struggle against any form of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Change Agents, Social Change, Disadvantaged Schools
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Beckmann, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
South African education has become used to dealing with an array of new policy and strategy initiatives. Often these policies and strategies appear on the scene only to disappear into the sand later on. When President Ramaphosa announced the Thuma mina initiative in February 2018, educationists would have been tempted to ask questions about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Volunteers
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Coetzee, Daniella – South African Journal of Education, 2019
If the intention of South African education legislation is to professionalise teachers, and if this is seen as empowering them for their task, connected to quality education, then it is indeed a worthy ideal. However, pedagogical values have been redefined within a neoliberalist framework, serving corporate culture and lowering the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Neoliberalism, Professionalism
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Wolhuter, Charl; van der Walt, JL – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to explicate and critically assess the roles and impact of the two major societal forces currently driving the global education expansion project, namely the neoliberal economic revolution and the creed of human rights. The article provides a framework for the collection of articles following in this special issue in…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Civil Rights, Global Education, Educational Policy
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Walters, Shirley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper considers the importance of 'in-between spaces' within the academy for challenging dominant institutional culture and hegemonic power relations towards a 'de-colonised' university. It questions 'mainstreaming' of transformational initiatives, as this can bring about regulation, rather than the turbulence that is often what is needed for…
Descriptors: School Culture, Power Structure, Universities, Lifelong Learning
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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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Duarte, Maria Eduarda – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The most practical principle in contextualisation emanates from our understanding of the experience of everyday life. However, this principle is not confined to such understanding. The central question regarding contextualisation is embedded in the "cultural contours" of counselling. In addition to the centrality of the cultural…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Theory Practice Relationship, Cultural Influences, Context Effect
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Gage, Timothy; Smith, Clive – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Top performing companies have long used intelligence tests in their selection procedures to predict who the best leaders are. However, no longer are the brightest favoured, or guaranteed success. A post-modern world demands a fresh outlook on leadership. How can school leaders judge their effectiveness? How can school leaders lead intelligently?…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Intelligence, Instructional Leadership, Postmodernism
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Van Der Vort, Geoffrey; Wood, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2016
The Education District and Circuit Offices in South Africa are mandated by the Department of Basic Education to support schools under their jurisdiction. Reasons for the lack of such support to schools have been highlighted in various reports and research findings. This paper examines the role that properly constructed school improvement plans,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Research Design
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Smit, Brigitte; Scherman, Vanessa – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This paper attends to a theoretical exposition of relational leadership and ethics care as complementary approaches to educational leadership in counteracting bullying at schools. Schools constitute complex systems of activities, processes and dynamics. More specifically, a social system in schools is a web of interactions between the various…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Justice, Ethics, Instructional Leadership
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Raselimo, Mohaeka; Mahao, Mahao – South African Journal of Education, 2015
The end of British colonial rule in 1966 provided an impetus for curriculum reform in Lesotho. Since then, a number of curriculum and assessment reforms have been attempted, albeit with a little success. In all cases, the aim has been to achieve the goals of education for national development. The "Curriculum and Assessment Policy" 2009…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change, Educational Policy
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Deacon, H. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2014
While the South African Constitution enshrines both children's right to a basic education and teachers' right to strike, conflict between these two often occurs when the way in which teachers' unions conduct strike actions detracts from learners' education. This article identifies the parties affected by industrial action in the school context,…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Access to Education
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Donohue, Dana; Bornman, Juan – South African Journal of Education, 2014
In South Africa, up to 70% of children of school-going age with disabilities are out of school. Of those who do attend, most are still in separate, "special" schools for learners with disabilities. This situation prevails despite the push for the educational inclusion of learners with disabilities over twelve years ago by the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Ambiguity (Context), Educational Policy
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Fleisch, Brahm; Schöer, Volker – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This paper reports on a mid-point evaluation of the Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS), an innovative large-scale reform designed to improve learning outcomes. Using data from universal testing of all learners in 2008 on a provincial systemic evaluation, and data from the 2011 and 2012 Annual National Assessment (ANA) test,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, National Competency Tests
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