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Tomczyk, Lukasz; Potyrala, Katarzyna – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we present the level of knowledge and literacy held by the parents of primary school students regarding internet safety (online safety, digital safety) in the context of digital literacy (DL) in terms of both technical skills and knowledge. The study reported on here was conducted in Poland, and was commissioned by the Ministry of…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Influence, Individual Characteristics, Children
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The study reported on here examined the factors influencing the decision to major in special education in Saudi Arabia. The sample was composed of 394 preservice special education (SE) teacher participants of which 141 were female and 253 were male. Three different statistical analyses were used to examine the study data: Cronbach's alpha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Decision Making
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Mthethwa, Mthembeni; Bayaga, Anass; Bossé, Michael J.; Williams, Derek – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here, we investigated the effects of the use of dynamic geometry software (DGS) (i.e., GeoGebra) on learners' learning and a teacher's beliefs. The learners and teacher involved in the study were from a high-poverty, rural high school in South Africa. We compared grade 11 learners (N = 56) who used GeoGebra in the context…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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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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Mutekwe, Edmore – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article I report on the findings of an empirical study conducted to show the merits of integrating equitable learning by members of the South African School Governing bodies (SGBs) in managing the physical and financial resources. Within the interpretivist paradigm and utilising a qualitative descriptive phenomenological design, the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Social Justice, Educational Finance
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Mirkin, Philip Joshua; Evans, Rinelle; Ferreira, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Modern science education the world over deliberately remains in the objective, rational, positivist paradigm. In South African classrooms, this paradigm is often alienating for young learners who then stop learning science at the end of Grade 9. Literature indicates that an arts-rich education improves learner engagement, attitudes and test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Grade 9
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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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Gorgoretti, Basak – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Today, the rapid changes and developments in information and communication technologies affect all sectors, which includes a positive impact in the field of education. For this reason, it is important that teachers make effective use of technologies and keep up with innovation to meet the needs of the new generation. This research focuses on…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education
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Setiyadi, Ag. Bambang; Mahpul; Wicaksono, B. Anggit – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Motivation, which refers to students' reasons for acting, has been well explored in language learning. However, studies on motivation in language learning in many countries have been predominantly inspired by theories of motivation in learning English developed in western countries. The current study serves to: i) identify the motivational…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Govender, Samantha – South African Journal of Education, 2018
South African education has experienced significant curricular reform since the mid-1990s, but its implementation has not matched expectations. This study explores teachers' perspectives on implementing these reforms in schools, with the aim of ascertaining the challenges they faced in the process, and the kind of support, guidance and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Maden, Sedat – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aimed to determine the digital reading habits of pre-service Turkish language teachers. The study was conducted with relational screening model. The study sample included pre-service Turkish language teachers (n = 140) who were faculty of education students at a state university. To determine the digital reading habits of…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Turkish, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Ojo, O.A.; Adu, E.O. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The effectiveness of the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching and learning is germane to the recent educational innovations in South Africa. The study examined the level of availability and utilisation of ICT facilities by teachers and students in high schools in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa as well as the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Information Technology, High Schools, Foreign Countries
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Madimetsa, Joseph Mosoge; Challens, Branwen Henry; Mgadla, Isaac Xaba – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The challenge of low performing schools continues to rear its ugly head in many countries, including South Africa. The responses to low performance differ from country to country, but none of these have included the enhancement of collective teacher efficacy in their repertoire. Research shows that collective teacher efficacy is positively related…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, School Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Collegiality
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du Preez, Michelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Prompted by the poor state of mathematics education in South Africa and the shortage of competent mathematics teachers, this study sought to identify what factors influenced 40 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students at three universities in the Western Cape Province, with Mathematics as a major subject, to choose teaching as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
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Khuzwayo, Mamsi Ethel – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study records findings of a study carried out in a group of 100 students at a South African university. This study examines the group's assignments as a way of gathering evidence about pre-service teachers' achievements in the process of education and training. The empirical study was based on comparative analysis of scores obtained by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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