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Kesicioglu, Oguz Serdar – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The research reported on here was designed in a qualitative approach to present the opinions of pre-service pre-school teachers on the use of mathematics activities. The sample consisted of 10 pre-service teachers, who in their fourth year of pre-school education in the teaching department in 2017 to 2018. The pre-service teachers in the study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction
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Stott, Angela; Hattingh, Annemarie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The convenience sample used in the study reported on here consisted of 91 students enrolled in the primary and middle school Postgraduate Certificate in Education course for 2 consecutive years at a South African university. We used the Student Understanding of Science and Science Inquiry instrument to answer questions about these students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy
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Hatipoglu, Çiler; Daskin, Nilüfer Can – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported here we focus on proverbs in English Language Teaching (ELT) coursebooks and how the pithy structure and the "wisdom"-loaded content of proverbs can contribute to the development of foreign language learners' communicative competence as defined by Bachman (1990). We discuss how the most frequently used coursebooks…
Descriptors: Proverbs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The study reported on here examined the factors influencing the decision to major in special education in Saudi Arabia. The sample was composed of 394 preservice special education (SE) teacher participants of which 141 were female and 253 were male. Three different statistical analyses were used to examine the study data: Cronbach's alpha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Decision Making
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Al Shoura, Hamza Mahmoud; Ahmad, Aznan Che – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we examined the extent of pre-service teachers' supportiveness for educational inclusion (EI) of students with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties (SPMLD) in order to identify their attitudinal predictors, as well as the challenges faced in such a process. An attitudinal survey with 33 items was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Karatepe, Ramazan; Akay, Cenk – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The aim of the study reported on here was to build a structural model of the relationship between 21st-century learner skills, individual innovativeness and epistemological beliefs. Data of the study were collected with three different scales, namely, the 21st-Century Learner Skills Scale, the Epistemological Beliefs Scale, and the Individual…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Innovation, Epistemology, Beliefs
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Gürefe, Nejila; Aktas, Gülfem Sarpkaya – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The teaching of mathematics does not only require the teacher to have knowledge about the subject, but the teacher also needs mathematical knowledge that is useful for the teaching and explaining thereof, as the teacher's knowledge effects the students' knowledge. A teacher should use appropriate mathematical explanation to be understood well by…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies
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Dos Santos, Luis Miguel – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Student-teaching internships in a teacher-preparation programme are a significant way for teachers to gain practical skills and transfer their textbook knowledge into classroom practice. One of the outcomes of student-teaching internships is that pre-service teachers can observe experienced teachers' teaching pedagogy and strategies for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Development, Observation, Student Teaching
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Imbrailo, Nicole; Steenkamp, Karen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) undergraduate degree at a university in the Gauteng province, South Africa, aims to prepare pre-service teachers by using their experiences to expose them to the South African schooling context. This is done using a scaffolded process that includes formative assessment, summative assessment and Work-Integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Study, Preservice Teacher Education
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John, Merlin – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The experiences of pre-service teachers who come from rural backgrounds differ widely from those who are from urban schools. It can be assumed that these experiences play a crucial role in shaping their teaching careers during and after the formal teacher training. Even though much research has already dwelt on the various challenges experienced…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Instruction, Rural Schools, Preservice Teachers
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Akbasli, Sait; Erçetin, Sefika Sule; Kubilay, Sevda – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between deontic justice attitudes among prospective teachers and their tendencies towards academic dishonesty. Participants in the study were 403 university students attending different departments of the Education Faculty of the Hacettepe University, a state university in the Central Anatolia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Justice, Preservice Teachers, Ethics
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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsi Ethel – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Course outlines for science teachers, designed and developed at 6 universities, were critically analysed and compared with the guidelines for science education set out in the national policy framework known as the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (MRTEQ) to identify the characteristics of a competent science teacher.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers
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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Pre-service accounting teachers perform a variety of calculations in accounting courses, for example, they calculate and compare company financial ratios, calculate dividends, interests, and variances. Mathematics is thus a crucial tool for performing accounting calculations. This paper reports on a study designed in order to investigate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Accounting, Computation
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Maz-Machado, Alexander; Madrid, María José; León-Mantero, Carmen; Jiménez-Fanjul, Noelia – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study presents the perceptions of trainee teachers regarding the realisation of practical mathematical sessions to expand on the concepts that are taught in primary education using manipulatives. For a 4-month period, a practical session with the mentioned characteristics was carried out weekly with Year 1 students of the Primary Education…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Elementary School Mathematics
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Kwatubana, Siphokazi; Bosch, Mark – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The pursuit of excellence in preparing student teachers for the teaching profession is a never-ending endeavour. This study aimed at investigating the value of teaching practice as perceived by the participants, how they determined such value using human judgement and whether value judgement can be used as a form of reflection during teaching…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Certification, Value Judgment, Practicums
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