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Sayed, Yusuf; Motala, Shireen; Carel, David; Ahmed, Rashid – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Equity and redress, in and through education, are fundamental commitments of the new South African democratic government that ensued in 1994 after a brutal and protracted history of colonial and apartheid segregation and oppression denied the majority black population the fundamental right to equitable and quality education. A raft of ambitious…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Mutekwe, Edmore – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article I report on the findings of an empirical study conducted to show the merits of integrating equitable learning by members of the South African School Governing bodies (SGBs) in managing the physical and financial resources. Within the interpretivist paradigm and utilising a qualitative descriptive phenomenological design, the data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Social Justice, Educational Finance
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Naicker, Inbanathan; Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Ncokwana, Zamokwakhe Thandinkosi – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Drawing on the quintile system of categorising schools, South African public schools are bifurcated into no-fee and fee-paying schools. Emerging research has shown that school principals in both categories of schools encounter several challenges with regard to school funding. In this article, we employ contingency leadership theory to examine how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Fees, Principals
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Gamede, Vangeli Wiseman – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The South African Schools Act, 84 of 1996, articulates the establishment of School Governing Bodies, which authorises stakeholders such as parents, educators and learners to participate actively in decision-making processes pertaining to school governance. The Act further stipulates that learners, through the Representative Council of Learners,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Student Participation, Participative Decision Making
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Stuurman, Sonwabo – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Higher Education in South Africa has been in crisis over recent years. University systems in many parts of South Africa have witnessed student protest, as well as ongoing violence, resulting in many campuses turning into spaces of violent confrontation between students and police. This paper examines student social activism in the higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Activism, Student Participation
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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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Prinsloo, Sakkie – South African Journal of Education, 2016
In terms of section 15 of the Schools Act, a public school is a legal person ("juristic person") with legal capacity to perform its functions under the Act. The Schools Act distinguishes between governance and professional management, assigning the former to the governing body and the latter to the principal of the school (section 16(1)…
Descriptors: Principals, Foreign Countries, Governing Boards, Governance
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Rangongo, Paul; Mohlakwana, Mokgadi; Beckman, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This paper investigates the underlying causes of financial mismanagement in public schools and focuses on the perceptions of various role players in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The various Departments of Basic Education in South Africa allocate funds to schools each year, and expect school principals and school governing bodies to manage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Financial Problems, Money Management
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van Deventer, Idilette; van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Social justice, defined as an impetus towards a socially just educational world, is based on the assumption that all people, irrespective of belief or societal position, are entitled to be treated according to the values of human rights, human dignity and equality. Diverging from the classical positivist approach in social science research that…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Praxis, Interpersonal Relationship, Change Strategies
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Mihai, Maryke; Nieuwenhuis, Jan – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This study concerns the management of an interactive whiteboard (IWB) network started in April 2008 in Mpumalanga, with a leading school partnered with several disadvantaged schools, transmitting lessons in Mathematics and Science. Many educational institutions try to provide learners with better learning opportunities by equipping schools with…
Descriptors: Information Networks, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, Mathematics Instruction
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Mosoge, M. J.; Pilane, M. W. – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The first aim of this paper is to clarify the concept "performance management" as an aspect of the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS). The second is to report on an exploration into the experiences and perceptions of management teams in the implementation of performance management. As part of the qualitative research design, the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Job Performance, Governance
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Mathebula, Thokozani – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The central feature of Athenian citizens' rights, that is, people's participation in government, is also enshrined in the South African Constitution. This article argues for the Athenian style of participatory democracy as a viable model of participation in governing South African schools. The author claims that "people's education",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making
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Xaba, M. I. – South African Journal of Education, 2012
I analysed school facilities maintenance, a school governance function in South Africa. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 13 principals and three deputy principals as coordinators of this function at their schools. The interviews were purposively and conveniently selected to gather data regarding school facilities maintenance and gain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Facilities Management, School Buildings
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Nguyen, Xuan Thuy; Mitchell, Claudia – South African Journal of Education, 2012
This article examines how visual methodologies might be incorporated into educational policy studies. By bringing together theoretical perspectives on critical policy studies and visual methodologies, we aim to demonstrate the ways in which the visual can be an important tool to help us interrogate how knowledge is produced through the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Visual Aids, Research Methodology
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Mestry, Raj; Khumalo, Jan – South African Journal of Education, 2012
The South African Schools Act of 1996 provides that school governing bodies (SGBs) should adopt and assist in the enforcement of a learner code of conduct to maintain discipline effectively. This study focuses on the perceptions and experiences of SGBs in managing discipline in rural secondary schools through the design and enforcement of learner…
Descriptors: Governance, Secondary Schools, Discipline, Discipline Policy
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