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Rossouw, Mareli; Greeff, Cecileen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The poor performance of learners in the 2017 National Senior Certificate accounting paper has raised concern. One way to improve the results in accounting over time is to ensure that the first introduction of accounting as financial literacy in the senior phase is done properly. The training of Grade 8 and/or 9 financial literacy teachers was…
Descriptors: Money Management, Grade 8, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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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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Moodley, K.; Callaghan, P.; Fraser, W. J.; Graham, M. A. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
While a considerable body of research has focused on learners' acceptance of or resistance to mobile technologies, fewer studies have focused on teachers. This research study aimed to understand the factors influencing South African teachers' acceptance of or resistance to using mobile technologies in their classroom practice. The Technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Dzamesi, Felicia Elinam; van Heerden, Judy – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we report on the development and implementation of a professional development programme for teachers of the kindergarten curriculum (4-5 year olds) in Ghana. Kindergarten teachers in Ghana have little experience and meagre training in implementing a play-based pedagogy as recommended in the national curriculum. An indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Ngwenya, Victor C. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The issue addressed in the study reported on here was the establishment of a clinical school-based model of supervision which was pragmatic and developmental-oriented for the professional development of teachers, a concept currently advocated by the supervisory corps. Since a mixed methods approach was used in the study, a closed-ended 3-point…
Descriptors: Teacher Supervision, Faculty Development, Models, Teacher Evaluation
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Mhakure, Duncan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This theoretical paper focuses on how school-based continuous professional development (CPD) for mathematics teachers in schools located in disadvantaged areas can be carried out using the lesson study approach. School-based CPD is based on the notion that teachers need real-time and on-site professional training tailored to improve the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Improvement
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Modiba, Matabe Rosa; Sefotho, Maximus Monaheng – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The inclusion of career guidance in the life orientation (LO) curriculum has posed a number of challenges for LO teachers in South Africa. LO teachers seem to experience confusion, feelings of incompetence, and insufficient training that points to a need for training and professional development. The purpose of this article is to explore the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Rural Schools, High School Teachers, Career Guidance
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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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Moodley, Maglin – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The introduction and use of online social media networks in education has provided a variety of unique methodologies in support of teaching, learning, and knowledge gathering. The presence of these networks has created opportunities to hear the voice of the teacher. This study explores how teachers and officials from a rural district in South…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Social Media, Rural Schools
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Stroebel, Leoni C. E.; Hay, Johnnie; Bloemhoff, Hermanus J. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
During the past two decades, curriculum restructuring in South Africa has had some unintended consequences; one of these being the unrealistic demands expected from Life Skills (LS) and Life Orientation (LO) teachers. Physical Education (PE) finds itself within the multi-faceted subject of LS/LO, therefore the teacher, often without requisite…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede; Gaigher, Estelle; Salagaram, Trisha – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study explored teachers' experiences in the teaching of electricity and magnetism during a Lesson Study intervention. Using a case study research design, a sample of 4 physical sciences teachers was conveniently selected from schools in rural and suburban areas. Due to logistical challenges, the 4 participants were grouped into 2 separately…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Magnets, Science Instruction
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Vuyokazi Nomlomo; Stofile, Sindiswa; Sivasubramaniam, Sivakumar – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to report on the Foundation Phase (FP) teachers' professional identities in two primary schools in the Western Cape. This is meant to serve as a basis for understanding teachers' identities with regard to their teaching experience, qualifications, specialised knowledge base, and ongoing professional development. The…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers, African Languages, Foreign Countries
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Govender, Samantha – South African Journal of Education, 2018
South African education has experienced significant curricular reform since the mid-1990s, but its implementation has not matched expectations. This study explores teachers' perspectives on implementing these reforms in schools, with the aim of ascertaining the challenges they faced in the process, and the kind of support, guidance and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Yaraya, Tatyana A.; Masalimova, Alfiya R.; Vasbieva, Dinara G.; Grudtsina, Ludmila Yu. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The relevance of the problem presented in the article is based on the implementation of the rights of learners with special educational needs for obtaining an education. They must have architectural and methodological access to education, and also benevolent, tolerant, non-judgmental attitudes towards them on the part of teachers. This phenomenon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes
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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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