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Baysen, Engin; Baysen, Fatma – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Experimentation is widely accepted as being central to science education. However, anxiety about experimentation often prevents its use. While a considerable number of studies on anxiety related to laboratory experimentation have been conducted, studies on in-class experimentation is limited. In the research study reported on here we explored the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes
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Beets, Soretha; Van Schalkwyk, Izanette; Kirsten, Doret K. – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In the research reported on here we explored educators' experiences of learners' social functioning in middle childhood in a South African context. Educators are important socialisation agents for learners in middle childhood, and we reasoned that they could offer valuable information to identify those key social skills and competencies that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Mhlaba, Rabella Esther; Rankhumise, Mmushetji Petrus – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The study reported on here was undertaken to understand the impact of mentoring novice science teachers. The study was conducted within the Gauteng province, because there have been many debates and concerns on the necessity to devise ways of improving the understanding of science in schools in the province. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Nkambule, Thabisile – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Even though quality education is important for the empowerment of individuals and development of society, some rural schools in South Africa continue to function amid tough conditions. Because little research on the topic exists, with this article I explore and identify teachers' experiences of the working conditions in rural schools in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
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Inandi, Yusuf; Büyüközkan, Ayse Sezin – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The relationship between mobbing behaviour, alienation and burnout experienced by teachers in the elementary schools in central districts of Mersin was investigated in the study reported on here. The sample of this study consisted of a group of 455 randomly selected teachers selected by the simple random sampling method. The mobbing scale,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Burnout, Measures (Individuals)
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Inandi, Yusuf; Giliç, Fahrettin – South African Journal of Education, 2021
This study reported on here aimed to determine the relationship between leadership styles (democratic, autocratic and transformational) and organisational cynicism in addition to examining whether leadership styles predict organisational cynicism. The data were collected from 426 teachers (183 male and 243 female teachers) from primary and…
Descriptors: Correlation, School Administration, Principals, Leadership Styles
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Alonso-Sanz, A.; Rueda, P.; Jardón, P. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The research reported on here elaborated on the effects that images displayed on the walls have in schools as a variable in evaluating the educational quality. Mixed methods were used to analyse the images displayed on the walls of 27 classrooms to determine their provenance and authorship. The results show quantitative, qualitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Stimuli, Classroom Environment, School Culture
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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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Moodley, Maglin; Dlamini, Reuben – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Education in the 21st century must have a vision that will support and empower teachers to face the demands of the digital age. The use of information communication technology (ICT) in education can serve this end but ensuring access to digital resources will not address the digital disparity. Culture and language play an equally important role in…
Descriptors: Accuracy, African Languages, Native Language, Teacher Attitudes
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Van der Merwe-Muller, Lorna; Dasoo, Nazreen – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we present the findings of an investigation on how primary school teachers at 3 independent primary schools in Johannesburg experienced continuous professional teacher development (CPTD). There is a wealth of literature available on planning, organising and implementing effective CPTD. Such literature also highlights the importance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Continuing Education
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Liu, Yunyun; Liu, Qidong – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In digital times, new demands for higher levels of digital citizenship (DC) have aroused concern. Based on the study reported on here, we propose that 4 predictive factors, i.e., internet self-efficacy, internet attitudes, internet use behaviour and demographic characteristics affect teachers' level of DC in underdeveloped regions of China. From…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Geographic Regions, Technological Literacy
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Mwadzaangati, Lisnet; Kazima, Mercy – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this this article we discuss findings from an investigation of whether female student teachers would choose to study mathematics if it were optional for primary teacher education in Malawi. A mixed methods research methodology was used to collect data through survey and focus group discussions (FGDs). Five hundred and twenty three female…
Descriptors: Females, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Geldenhuys, Cindy Jean; Fataar, Aslam – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Several teachers have recently started introducing coding into their teaching in primary schools. This comes on the back of the emerging prominence of educational technology and the teaching of computational skills at school level, in light of the country's policy commitment to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Coding has been punted as 1 of 2…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Programming, Foreign Countries
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Mayisela, Simangele – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Detention as a method of disciplining children in South African schools has been mandated by the post-apartheid legislative abolition of corporal punishment. Educators have traditionally used corporal punishment to discipline children since the inception of schooling in colonial times. In this article I report on a qualitative case study conducted…
Descriptors: Discipline, Teacher Attitudes, Punishment, Foreign Countries
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Ubah, Ifunanya J. A.; Ogbonnaya, Ugorji I. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Education stakeholders and researchers in South Africa have emphasised the need to enhance teachers' creativity through problem-solving tasks. Teachers' creativity entails using new ideas of creative devices to solve problems, implement solutions, and make learning more effective. In the research reported on here, Guilford's theory was used to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Higher Education
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