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Kazu, Ibrahim Yasar; Kurtoglu, Cemre – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In the descriptive study reported on here we used A Scale for Flipped Classroom Readiness of Secondary School Learners developed by Hao and adapted by Durak to evaluate teachers' readiness. The scale was administered to 233 teachers working at 5 randomly selected secondary schools in the city of Elazig, Turkey. Five key aspects of their readiness…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Flipped Classroom, Self Efficacy, Information Technology
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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
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Umar, Ombuguhim Salman; Kenayathulla, Husaina Banu; Hoque, Kazi Enamul – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here, we investigated the effectiveness of principal leadership practices in secondary schools in Niger State, Nigeria. Surveys were conducted with 154 principals, 269 heads of the department and 25 members of staff from the Secondary Education Board in Niger State. The findings indicate that the extent of principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Department Heads, Boards of Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Msutwana, Nomawonga Veronica – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Research demonstrates that teachers' cultural perspectives influence how they teach sexuality education; however, it is not clear how this occurs. Therefore, in my study, I explored how Xhosa teachers' cultural perspectives influenced their practice of teaching sexuality education to adolescent Xhosa learners. I purposively selected 9 female Xhosa…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Females, Women Faculty, Cultural Influences
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Mkhwanazi, T.; Ngcobo, A. Z.; Ngema, S.; Bansilal, S. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Research on teacher professional development generally states that teachers do not take new innovations on board easily. The study reported on here focused on the uptake of a curriculum tracker tool designed to improve curriculum coverage by mathematics teachers. The tool formed part of the Jika iMfundo (JiM) programme launched by the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, School Districts, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Tseeke, Mahlape – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here I explored teachers' perceived self-efficacy in responding to the needs of learners with visual impairment in mainstream secondary schools. A descriptive qualitative case study was used as a strategy of inquiry to source data from 6 teachers who taught in inclusive classrooms in mainstream schools. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Magaña-Medina, Deneb Elí; Aquino-Zúñiga, Silvia Patricia; Valdés-Cuervo, Angel Alberto; Parra-Pérez, Lizeth Guadalupe – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Adopting learner-centred teaching approaches is important to advance student performance in Mexican rural communities, which have historically been disadvantaged. Yet, little research exists on the factors that might promote the use of this teaching approach. In the study reported on here we examined the associations between principals'…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Student Centered Learning, Principals, Educational Environment
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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
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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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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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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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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