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Segalo, Letlhoyo; Rambuda, Awelani Melvin – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In South Africa, the common law principle of "in loco parentis" entitles teachers, as the guardians in the school environment, to discipline learners. However, in view of new legislation advancing children's rights, it is unclear as to the extent to which teachers can or do enact the "loco parentis" role. This study employed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Discipline Policy, Focus Groups
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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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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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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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Ramnarain, Umesh; Hlatshwayo, Manzini – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Despite growing consensus regarding the value of inquiry-based teaching and learning, the implementation of such a pedagogical practice continues to be a challenge for many South African teachers, especially at rural schools. The research reported in this article concerns the interaction between Grade 10 Physical Sciences teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Molapo, Moyahabo Rodgers; Pillay, Venitha – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Since 2012, the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) comprise the new National Curriculum Statement currently implemented in South African schools. CAPS encapsulates a series of radical curriculum changes since the dawn of a new democratic dispensation in 1994. This study aims to understand how Grade Three educators in Limpopo, South…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum, Politics of Education, Grade 3
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Ebersöhn, Liesel – South African Journal of Education, 2017
In this paper I argue that the health and well-being outcomes of people at different levels of a social hierarchy, as studied by epidemiologists and psychologists has relevance for educational research, especially in unequal societies. When addressing poverty-associated risk, the educational emphasis need not only be on attaining more individual…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Health, Well Being, Outcomes of Education
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Maree, J. G. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on the value of career construction counselling for a black man facing a career crossroads. The participant was purposefully selected from a number of people participating in a career construction counselling course who had sought career counselling. An intrinsic, single-case study design was implemented and a qualitative,…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Fear, Career Change, Midlife Transitions
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Jwan, Julius O.; Kisaka, Sella T. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Principals in Kenyan schools are required to adopt democratic school leadership practises as part of the government policy. Adopting an interpretive case study, this paper set out to explore the application of democracy, ethics and social justice in secondary schools in Kenya. The study was in two phases. Phase one: twelve school principals were…
Descriptors: Democracy, Social Justice, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Jefferis, Tamlynn C.; Theron, Linda C. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Teachers are a crucial part of young people's social ecologies. Considering that black South African adolescent girls remain the most marginalised group in South Africa, the purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study has been to explore if and how teachers champion resilience among black adolescent girls living in rural contexts of…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), African Languages, Foreign Countries, Females
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Hursen, Cigdem; Islek, Didem – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of an education programme developed based on the school-based outdoor education approach on the academic achievement of visual arts teachers, as well as their self-efficacy beliefs for using museums and the natural environment. The aim is likewise to explore the views of the teachers on the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Visual Arts, Art Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Collett, Karen; Green, Lena – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The current emphasis on curriculum leadership implies the need to update school leaders' pedagogical knowledge. This paper will interest local and international readers because it highlights both essential content and the importance of the pedagogy employed to convey it. The study explored the initial effects of an introduction to Cognitive…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Cognitive Development, Experiential Learning
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le Roux, Adré – South African Journal of Education, 2016
In an attempt to bring about a society in which individuals can realise their full potential, South African (SA) education has undergone fundamental reforms. However, despite these changes, the education system seems to remain hampered by ongoing systematic and institutional racism, and subsequent socio-economic structures of poverty and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Whites, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Matorera, D.; Fraser, W. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Business schools are globally often seen as structured, purpose-driven, multi-sector and multi-perspective organisations. This article is based on the response of a graduate school to an innovative industrial Quality Function Deployment-based model (QFD), which was to be adopted initially in a Master's degree programme for quality assurance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, College Faculty
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Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani; Myende, Phumlani Erasmus – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This paper explores what, from school principals' perspectives, constitutes leadership for coping with and adapting to policy change within deprived school contexts. Using qualitative interpretive research, we drew from the practices of five principals that were purposively selected from a broader study, which focused on school principals'…
Descriptors: Principals, Coping, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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