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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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López-Serrano, Sebastián; Ruiz-Ariza, Alberto; De La Torre-Cruz, Manuel; Martínez-López, Emilio J. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Recent studies and reviews have shown the positive effects of exergames (EXs) on physical activity (PA) and fitness in children and adolescents. Nevertheless, their effects on cognition have been scarcely explored, and no previous review has focussed on this relationship. The purpose of the research reported on here was to analyse the acute and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Game Based Learning, Video Games
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Berrios Aguayo, Beatriz; Arazola Ruano, Cristina; Pantoja Vallejo, Antonio – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Development and dissemination of innovative pedagogies continues to be one of the challenges of the 21st century. The visible deficiencies in the educational field have highlighted the need for other types of pedagogies that promote complete student development. Gardner's theory about multiple intelligences (MIs) has great potential that has not…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Intelligences, Learning Theories, Correlation
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Obadire, Olufunmilayo Tenidade; Sinthumule, Dzivhonele Albert – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Learner discipline is one of the bases of effective teaching and learning. If learners are not well disciplined, schools will not provide the best possible education. Therefore, it is important that good disciplinary measures and procedures be put in place in any school. In this article we investigate how learners in schools are currently being…
Descriptors: Discipline, Punishment, Civil Rights, Discipline Policy
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Ramalepa, Tshiamo N.; Ramukumba, Tendani S.; Masala-Chokwe, Mmajapi E. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 forbids discrimination against learners based on pregnancy, while the 2007 guideline document, "Measures for Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy," stipulates teachers' role in preventing and managing learner pregnancy. Teachers are, therefore, responsible for pregnant learners in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Pregnancy, Educational Legislation, Prevention
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Naidoo, Devika – South African Journal of Education, 2021
From a cognitivist theory stance, domain-specific subject knowledge is necessary for deep learning and cognitive advance. What opportunities for deep learning and cognitive advance are provided in geography classrooms? This analysis of teaching in geography classrooms is framed by the concepts of deep learning, pedagogic discourse, and a…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication
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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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Javed, Tariq; Asghar, Muhammad Aslam; Nazak, Nazneen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we report on the association between teacher feedback and scholastic attainment at Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level in Pakistan. The study was conducted with data collected from Pakistani secondary school teachers and students through a survey study using multistage sampling. The objectives of the study were (1) to explore…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Correlation, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Lumadi, Mutendwahothe Walter – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The advent of democracy in South Africa triggered notable reforms to the financing of quality education, and curriculum design and innovation. The ulterior motive behind this study was to underscore the correlation between inadequate financial resources and learners' achievement. School finance reform was found to contribute to learner achievement…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation
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Thaba-Nkadimene, Kgomotlokoa Linda – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here the problem of inadequacies in educational provisioning among public schools that has a negative influence on teachers' productivity and learners' academic outcomes was examined. The primary objective of this study was to examine teachers' and principals' perceptions on the influence of educational provision on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Fadiji, Angelina Wilson; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2020
An extensive body of research exists on the background characteristics that predict learner achievement. However, in South Africa, little attention has been paid to the level of educational aspirations and the factors that shape the level of aspirations. Using a bio-ecological systems theory of development, we explored the role of gender,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Family Environment, Gender Differences
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Lumadi, Rudzani Israel – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Parental involvement is germane and crucial to a child's well-being and development in later life. Involvement is subjective in nature and difficult to evaluate. The family is the primary cell of society where the child's upbringing commences at birth. This study focuses on the parental role in managing learner discipline with the aim of improving…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Parent Role, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship
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Hart, Samantha Anne; Laher, Sumaya – South African Journal of Education, 2019
One of the central themes across education policies in South Africa is ensuring equal access to education in a context of diminishing resources. The roll-out of technology in schools plays a pivotal role in achieving equity. With the emphasis on technology integration, it is imperative to fully understand the factors that influence this process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Isaacs, Shafika; Roberts, Nicky; Spencer-Smith, Garth – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This paper compares the mixed-methods evaluation findings of the ukuFUNda Virtual School (UVS) with evaluations of three different mobile learning (m-learning) programmes in Africa: the information and communication technologies for rural education (ICT4RED); the Kenya Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) study and the Nokia Mobile Mathematics…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Naidoo, Parvathy – South African Journal of Education, 2019
One of the reasons attributed to the continuous decline in student performance and low educational outcomes in public schools is the poor leadership displayed by many principals. Despite the fact that there are no stringent criteria for the appointment of school principals or prerequisite qualifications, principals do have the potential to lead…
Descriptors: School Administration, Public Schools, Principals, Administrator Qualifications
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