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Moolman, Benita; Essop, Roshin; Makoae, Mokhantso; Swartz, Sharlene; Solomon, Jean-Paul – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Globally, peer education and school climate are important topics for educators. Peer education has been shown to improve young people's decision-making and knowledge about healthy and prosocial behaviour, while a positive school climate contributes to positive learning outcomes in general. In this article we explore the role of school climate in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Peer Teaching, Outcomes of Education
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Supriadi, Oding; Mutrofin – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The research reported on in this article was motivated by the absence of modifications to "A model for the study of classroom teaching" proposed by Dunkin and Biddle in 1974. In this paper we aim to provide revision input to "A model for the study of classroom teaching" by adding management capability to the group of school…
Descriptors: Accounting, Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Kirori, Maureen; Dickinson, David – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The performance of South Africa's educational system in national and international tests indicates that a large proportion of its public schools are underperforming. Ineffective leadership has been put forward as one reason. This paper analyses a leadership development programme, Partners for Possibility (PfP), which seeks to strengthen leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Leadership Effectiveness
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Nhlapo, Velaphi Aaron – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The purpose of the study reported on here was to explore the extent to which the role of the principal as ex officio member of the School Governing Body (SGB) facilitated or hindered the development of strategies that are effective and sustainable for the maintenance of school facilities. The rationale for this study was that the South African…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Role, Sustainability, Educational Facilities
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Sepuru, Malesela Gilbert; Mohlakwana, Mokgadi Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we aimed to explore how beginner principals perceived their roles as new appointees. School principals are expected to demonstrate proficiency when performing leadership and management roles in schools. Based on the fact that no certificate for principalship exists, newly appointed principals rely on their teaching…
Descriptors: Principals, Novices, School Administration, Foreign Countries
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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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Basson, Philip; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 requires school governing bodies (SGBs) to take responsibility for the management of school finances. However, research in this field of study revealed that many SGB members lack the necessary knowledge and financial skills to effectively and efficiently manage schools' finances. This has resulted in more…
Descriptors: School Administration, Governing Boards, Educational Finance, Money Management
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du Plessis, Pierre; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Poverty is rife in many African countries and this has serious implications for the provision of quality education. Rural schools face severe challenges that are unique to their environment. A lack of parental interest in children's education, insufficient funding from the state, a lack of resources, underqualified teachers, and multi-grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Educational Quality
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Bipath, Keshni; Venketsamy, Roy; Naidoo, Linda – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teacher absenteeism is of concern in today's developing educational climate. In South Africa, where education itself is a contested terrain, and decades of disadvantage still impact resources and skills, despite democracy, it is a compelling challenge. This paper, based on a study of how independent primary schools in Gauteng, South Africa, manage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attendance, Employee Absenteeism, Elementary School Teachers
Nthontho, Maitumeleng Albertina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Implementation of religion policy in schools has provoked contradictions and contestations in South Africa and across the globe. Reports on costly and protracted court cases and legislative battles between schools and parents as well as between schools and departments of education over religion in schools have been increasing at an alarming rate.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Policy, Leadership Training, Court Litigation
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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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Ndebele, Misheck – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study done in Johannesburg, South Africa, which investigated attitudes of primary school principals of eight public primary schools towards the use of homework in teaching and learning in the Foundation Phase (which comprises the first three grade levels of primary schooling). Using a semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Elementary Education, Principals
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Bantwini, Bongani D.; Moorosi, Pontso – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The role of circuit managers is an essential component of school district leadership, which provides a necessary bridge between schools and government. School districts play a vital role in continuously collaborating, guiding and leading, and challenging schools to raise standards. In this paper, we draw on a subset of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Maphalala, Mncedisi Christian; Mpofu, Nhlanhla – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores the way in which values education is incorporated in the Life Orientation (LO) curriculum of the Senior Phase (Grades 7-9) in South Africa. Researchers agree that in the light of the current need to regenerate morals and re-norm the nation, values are critical. From the moment they are born, children learn by observing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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