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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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Philander, Christa Joline; Botha, Marie-Louise – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Years of research on teacher quality indicate that the quality and effectiveness of teachers have a significant influence on learner achievements. The quality of teachers and their teaching practice is widely debated where quality may depend on the teacher having acquired sound and relevant knowledge and skills to ensure effective teaching. The…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Science Teachers, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development
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Mkhwanazi, T.; Ngcobo, A. Z.; Ngema, S.; Bansilal, S. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Research on teacher professional development generally states that teachers do not take new innovations on board easily. The study reported on here focused on the uptake of a curriculum tracker tool designed to improve curriculum coverage by mathematics teachers. The tool formed part of the Jika iMfundo (JiM) programme launched by the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Tseeke, Mahlape – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here I explored teachers' perceived self-efficacy in responding to the needs of learners with visual impairment in mainstream secondary schools. A descriptive qualitative case study was used as a strategy of inquiry to source data from 6 teachers who taught in inclusive classrooms in mainstream schools. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Green, Lena; Collett, Karen – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we argue that school leaders should ensure that teachers experience a supportive professional learning community committed to collaborative, thoughtful inquiry and be enabled to create similar communities in their classrooms. This study followed on one published in 2017 that explored school leaders' responses to an introduction to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Communities of Practice
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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