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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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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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Leballo, Makatleho; Griffiths, Dominic; Bekker, Tanya – South African Journal of Education, 2021
One way in which the practice of inclusion can be actualised in classrooms is through the use of consistent, appropriate differentiated instruction. What remains elusive, however, is insight into what teachers in different contexts think and believe about differentiation, how consistently they differentiate instruction and what challenges they…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Private Schools, Public Schools, High School Teachers
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Sibanda, Rockie – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Teachers collaborating with parents is an axiom of successful school programmes. The parents' role should be supportive and complementary to the teachers' pedagogical function. A functional or dysfunctional parent-teacher partnership is a predictor of children's success or failure in school. The functionality of parent-teacher partnerships is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Role
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Tabane, Ramodungoane; Chauke, Margaret – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Educators are one of the stakeholders in the education system working to ensure learner success. According to the "Minimum Requirements For Teacher Education Qualifications," educators must fulfil 7 roles in their quest to impart education. In the study reported on her, we investigated Grade 6 educators' knowledge and use of mediation as…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Fesi, Liziwe; Mncube, Vusumzi – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here was designed to investigate the challenges faced by teachers when teaching reading in Grade 4 English First Additional Language (EFAL) in East London, South Africa. This research study was framed by the socio-constructivist theory of reading. A case study design that corresponds with the constructivist paradigm was used…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Sibanda, Gladys Mankoana; Beckmann, Johan L. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we report on a qualitative study done in Pretoria, South Africa, in which we investigated the experiences of 2 representatives of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE); School Governing Body (SGB) spokespersons from 4 schools located in the Gauteng province, 2 representatives of the Federation of SGBs, 4 principals from 4…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), School Policy, Elementary Schools
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Chanee, Albert – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Since the advent of democracy in 1994, access to quality and equitable education still remains a challenge in the Gauteng province. As an intervention to improve access and quality of learning in all schools, especially township schools, the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) declared schools across Quintiles 1 to 3 throughout the province to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Grade 12, Public Schools
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani; Kunene, Isiah Sizwe – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Efficient and equitable use of financial resources has been one of the education policy objectives to achieve quality in education. Subsequently, the achievement of efficient and equitable use of financial resources in schools depends on the principals' understanding of their role in managing financial resources. However, evidence spanning…
Descriptors: Principals, Money Management, Educational Quality, Educational Finance
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Makoelle, Tsediso Michael; Burmistrova, Valeriya – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The implementation of inclusive education in South African schools has resulted in more demands being placed on them to make provision for the inclusion of learners with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms. This has brought about substantial changes regarding school financing in order to cater for a diverse learner population. This…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Inclusion, Equal Education, Social Justice
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Aina, Adebunmi Yetunde; Bipath, Keshni – South African Journal of Education, 2020
To realise the ideal of quality inclusive education, proper financial management is vital. Existing literature indicates that the mismanagement of school funds is largely due to principals and the school governing bodies (SGB) in many schools not having good working relationships with stakeholders and lacking the necessary financial skills, more…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Legislation, Foreign Countries, Principals
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Naicker, Inbanathan; Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Ncokwana, Zamokwakhe Thandinkosi – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Drawing on the quintile system of categorising schools, South African public schools are bifurcated into no-fee and fee-paying schools. Emerging research has shown that school principals in both categories of schools encounter several challenges with regard to school funding. In this article, we employ contingency leadership theory to examine how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Fees, Principals
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Buys, Melanie; du Plessis, Pierre; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2020
With the promulgation of the South African Schools Act of 1996, public education in South Africa was decentralised and communities were made responsible for school governance. This placed the responsibility on school governing bodies (SGBs) to take all measures within their means to supplement state funding for the acquisition of adequate human…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Fund Raising, Educational Legislation, Public Education
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Al Shoura, Hamza Mahmoud; Ahmad, Aznan Che – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we examined the extent of pre-service teachers' supportiveness for educational inclusion (EI) of students with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties (SPMLD) in order to identify their attitudinal predictors, as well as the challenges faced in such a process. An attitudinal survey with 33 items was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Ogunyemi, F. Taiwo; Henning, Elizabeth – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Rhymes, poetry, stories, wrestling, music and dancing were essential cultural elements through which childhood play was promoted in traditional Africa. "Modernisation" brought about by colonialism led to distortion and decline in the use of traditional play for childhood education in many parts of Africa. This work assessed the value of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teaching Methods, Child Development
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