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Kellerman, Jessica; Evans, Rinelle; Graham, Marien Alet – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Despite less than 10% of South Africans claiming English as their home language, it has become the de facto language of instruction. Yet we cannot assume that teachers have sufficient command of this language when using it for instructional purposes. As a sub-study, in this article we report on the oral proficiency of isiZulu-speaking pre-service…
Descriptors: African Languages, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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de Klerk, Edwin Darrell; Palmer, June Monica; Papashane, Maseeeng – South African Journal of Education, 2021
After 1994, South African policy changes brought about variations in language education resulting in many monolingual classrooms becoming multilingual. Much of the current literature focuses on either providing recommendations to diverse approaches of teaching a second language or describing the experiences of second language learners while…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, African Languages, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction
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Smit, Tanya; du Toit, Pieter H. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
During work integrated learning (WIL), pre-service mentoring helps prepare final-year education students for the workplace. The pre-service teacher is placed alongside a mentor teacher, and the higher education institution (HEI) stipulates the timeline and the requirements. This study follows a wide-ranging research project, identified by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Professionalism, Curriculum Design, Mentors
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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van der Nest, Adri; Long, Caroline; Engelbrecht, Johann – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Although buoyed by the induction of a democratic government, and the high ideals of our constitution, the South African education system has in many ways not met the expectations of its people, in this case, the mathematics education community. With the birth of an expansive intended curriculum came the monitoring of the outcomes through systemic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Pfeiffer, Verbra – South African Journal of Education, 2018
A key concern today is the question of homework in our nation's public schools. In this study, an investigation was conducted with the first no-homework policy, which has been introduced in one of the primary schools in the Western Cape. This study seeks to determine whether a no-homework policy will validate a positive or negative effect on…
Descriptors: Homework, School Policy, Case Studies, Public Schools
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