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Smith, Charles Raymond; Julie, Cyril; Gierdien, Faaiz – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we examine the nature of inter-semiotic and intermodal construction in the exposition of a solution for a geometry rider. In the tradition of hermeneutic phenomenology, this case study involved an exploration of the oral discourse and visual texts used in a mathematics lesson. This research was intended to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Geography, Mathematics Instruction, Case Studies
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Salie, Maimona; Moletsane, Mokgadi; Mukuna, Robert Kananga – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here, we focused on the use of English as language of learning and teaching (LoLT) for isiXhosa-speaking Foundation Phase learners in a historically disadvantaged school in the Western Cape, South Africa. It was a qualitative case study within an interpretive research paradigm. We used focus groups and interviews for data…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Language of Instruction, Language Usage, English (Second Language)
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Maree, Jacobus Gideon – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article I report on how conscious knowledge could be connected with subconscious advice through career construction counselling to resolve the career choice indecision of a postgraduate psychology student. The participant was purposively selected from a number of people attending a course in narrative career counselling. An explanatory,…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Decision Making, Graduate Students
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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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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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Fleisch, Brahm; Dixon, Kerryn – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The Grade 2 learner results of the Early Grade Reading Study (EGRS) randomised control trial (RCT) in the North West province showed that the structured pedagogic intervention model that included instructional coaching, lesson plans, and quality learning materials was more cost-effective than a similar intervention model that excluded coaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Bal-Incebacak, Belgin; Yaman, Süleyman; Sarisan-Tungaç, Asli – South African Journal of Education, 2019
In learning of students, cognitive and affective skills and interaction of these skills are very significant. Intellectual risk taking (IRT) and test anxiety inventory (TAI) fall between these cognitive and affective skills. In this research, in addition to the relation between the skills of secondary school students, whether their class level and…
Descriptors: Risk, Test Anxiety, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
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Naude, Mariana; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Foundation phase teachers in South African schools follow a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, which entails that learners experiment freely with concepts and are encouraged to communicate and share their thoughts and ideas. In an effort to understand the impact that the physical learning environment, such…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Dladla, Jacob; Ogina, Teresa Auma – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Children living in the streets are a global phenomenon and the concept street children have multiple definitions. Yet little is known about what it means to be a street child attending school in South Africa. The focus of this paper is on how teachers conceptualise learners who are street children. Data was generated from interviewing 15 teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ontong, Krystle; Le Grange, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In this article we discuss a multiple case study, which investigates the frames of mind on sustainability of six Grade Nine Natural Sciences and Social Sciences teachers at three different urban schools in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The article consists of a theoretical and empirical component. Regarding the former, we firstly discuss…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Samuel, Michael Anthony; Pillay, Ansurie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Research studies on financial management in South African public schools expands recurrent literature, most of which have largely pathologised school leadership and management, and rural schools in particular. This article instead draws from a qualitative case study of success, which examined how five novice principals in a rural setting went…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, Public Schools, Case Studies
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Smit, Brigitte – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In this article, bullying in South African schools is conceptualised regarding both the phenomenon and the leadership style using a relational framework. An instrumental case study nested in social constructivism was applied. I employed semistructured interviews, including some open-ended questionnaires, based on the same interview questions.…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Case Studies, Bullying, Constructivism (Learning)
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Nkambule, Gugulethu; Amsterdam, Christina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores support in primary schools in a single South African school district. The literature suggests an increased need for educator support in South Africa due to a myriad of curricular changes in the aftermath of apartheid, as well as a teacher corps that is ill-prepared for the demands posed by curricular reform. Documented research…
Descriptors: School Districts, Focus Groups, Interviews, Workshops
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