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Mogale, Makobo Lydia; Modipane, Mpho Calphonia – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Globally, policy implementation in the education system has been found to be a challenging area of development. The South African education system is no exception to the ineffective implementation of policies. For example, in South Africa, the progression policy was introduced by the Department of Education in 2013 for the purpose of minimising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Educational Policy, Program Implementation
Gokyer, Necmi – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we aimed to determine the role of strengthening leadership behaviour on the psychological contract in primary and secondary schools. The population was a total of 7,772 teachers (3,627 primary school teachers and 4,145 middle school teachers) working in the districts of Baglar, Kayapinar, Sur and Yenisehir in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Role, Leadership Styles
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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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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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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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Tachie, Simon A. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Many studies have identified the fact that most mathematics teachers experience challenges in using technology in their teaching, and learners also find it difficult to use it in their learning. Teachers often fail to address opportunities regarding this usage to address the situation. This paper explores factors contributing to teachers' and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes
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Ngwenya, Jabulisile – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores teachers' experiences of providing feedback to accounting learners in a selected rural school in South Africa. In terms of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for Accounting, assessment is viewed as an integral part of teaching and learning, with emphasis on continuous provision of feedback. Providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Rural Schools, Business Education
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Hsu, LiWei; Chen, Yen-Jung – South African Journal of Education, 2019
With the ongoing innovation of instructional technologies there has been an emerging call to examine what types of knowledge teachers require to survive in the era of cloud pedagogy. In response to this call we proposed a research model -- TLPACK -- which is based on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), information communication…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Information Technology, Elementary School Teachers
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Vuckovic, Smiljana Ðukicin; Ivkov-Džigurski, Andelija; Bibic, Ljubica Ivanovic; Jovanov, Jelena Milankovic; Stojšic, Ivan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study was conducted to determine the attitudes of teachers concerning inclusion in schools all over Serbia. The respondents were teachers of different subjects who were tasked to anonymously complete the provided closed-type questionnaire (970 respondents). Primary and secondary school teachers from urban and rural areas of the Republic of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Jacobs, Lynette; Teise, Kevin L. G. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teachers in South Africa experience exceptionally high levels of bullying in the workplace, in particular, bullying that relates to their profession. As research has shown that the organisational culture can either inhibit or promote bullying, in this paper we consider the possibility that neoliberalism creates an environment for workplace…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Bullying, School Culture
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Kapofu, Lifeas Kudakwashe – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Framed within Schein's culture model, this study re-centres teacher culture as a key variable in pedagogic settings. Teachers' cultures or basic assumptions in a culturally diverse desegregated school are explored as a crucial dictate in the emergence of the context in which teaching and learning materialises. Through engagement in a focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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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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Ozkan, Gulbin; Topsakal, Unsal Umdu – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This paper discusses teachers' interpretations of physics diagrammes. The study based on 55 science and non-science teachers, where a qualitative approach was adopted. First, 12 fundamental physics diagrammes were revealed to the teachers, who were asked to think aloud about them. Science teachers and non-science teachers gave similar answers. It…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Physics, Visual Aids, Science Instruction
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Dladla, Jacob; Ogina, Teresa Auma – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Children living in the streets are a global phenomenon and the concept street children have multiple definitions. Yet little is known about what it means to be a street child attending school in South Africa. The focus of this paper is on how teachers conceptualise learners who are street children. Data was generated from interviewing 15 teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ontong, Krystle; Le Grange, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In this article we discuss a multiple case study, which investigates the frames of mind on sustainability of six Grade Nine Natural Sciences and Social Sciences teachers at three different urban schools in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The article consists of a theoretical and empirical component. Regarding the former, we firstly discuss…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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