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Hochfeld, Tessa; Schmid, Jeanette; Errington, Sheri – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In this article we report on a South African study conducted with 1,779 learners aged 11 to 18 years from 8 schools in urban areas in and around Johannesburg. These learners' perspectives on school safety confirm that South African learners experience their schools as unsafe. Their primary concerns related to coercion and violence against learners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Violence
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Akinmulegun, Taye Emmanuel; Kunt, Naciye – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In this article we report on a study in which we used native-speakerism as a lens to investigate the identity formation of nonnative English-speaking teachers and prospective teachers in Northern Cyprus. A qualitative method through narratives was used to access the thoughts and experiences of the participants. In the study the participants'…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Mayeza, Emmanuel; Bhana, Deevia – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article, we draw on data from focus group discussions to examine the ways in which some young boys in a South African township primary school construct and negotiate hegemonic masculinity through bullying, and other forms of violence, within the school. Deviating from the simplistic victim-bully binary, we draw from critical masculinity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Males, Masculinity
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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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Ralejoe, Malehlanye – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here was conducted to investigate the perceptions of 8 learners in a secondary school in the Maseru district of Lesotho about inclusive education as it relates to learners with visual impairment. This school had integrated children with visual impairment. The study was conducted using a qualitative research approach, and a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Kellerman, Jessica; Evans, Rinelle; Graham, Marien Alet – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Despite less than 10% of South Africans claiming English as their home language, it has become the de facto language of instruction. Yet we cannot assume that teachers have sufficient command of this language when using it for instructional purposes. As a sub-study, in this article we report on the oral proficiency of isiZulu-speaking pre-service…
Descriptors: African Languages, Preservice Teachers, Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Onanuga, Peter Abayomi; Banjo, James Olanrewaju Sunday – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we investigated factors impeding the stimulation and sustenance of students' interest in the acquisition of psycho-productive skills in senior secondary school agricultural science. We used the classical design for change experiments or before-after measures as the research design. Two methods of teaching, namely…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Agricultural Education, Student Interests, Teaching Methods
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Mabasa, Layane Thomas – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Violence and bullying in schools keep escalating and have become a world-wide problem -- also in South Africa. This problem is continuing unabated, despite the different intervention strategies in place. Intervention strategies include the Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) programme, the National School Safety Framework (NSSF), the Safe Schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Safety, School Security, Student Attitudes
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Mwadzaangati, Lisnet; Kazima, Mercy – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this this article we discuss findings from an investigation of whether female student teachers would choose to study mathematics if it were optional for primary teacher education in Malawi. A mixed methods research methodology was used to collect data through survey and focus group discussions (FGDs). Five hundred and twenty three female…
Descriptors: Females, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary School Teachers
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Ubah, Ifunanya J. A.; Ogbonnaya, Ugorji I. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Education stakeholders and researchers in South Africa have emphasised the need to enhance teachers' creativity through problem-solving tasks. Teachers' creativity entails using new ideas of creative devices to solve problems, implement solutions, and make learning more effective. In the research reported on here, Guilford's theory was used to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Higher Education
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Vandeyar, Saloshna – South African Journal of Education, 2021
An earlier paper focused on how born-free learners constitute, negotiate and represent their identities after almost two and half decades of democracy in South Africa. Utilising the theoretical framework of subjective realities of educational change, in this article I set out to explore what implications teachers' beliefs hold for born-free…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Umija, Millicent Awino; Aloka, Peter J. O.; Wachianga, Washington O. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we examined the relationship between irrational beliefs and stress levels among orphans in public secondary schools in Kenya. Rational Emotive Behaviour Theory was adopted. In the study we adopted a cross-sectional correlation research design. A sample size of 350 double orphaned students in secondary schools was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Misconceptions
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Smit, Tanya; du Toit, Pieter H. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
During work integrated learning (WIL), pre-service mentoring helps prepare final-year education students for the workplace. The pre-service teacher is placed alongside a mentor teacher, and the higher education institution (HEI) stipulates the timeline and the requirements. This study follows a wide-ranging research project, identified by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Professionalism, Curriculum Design, Mentors
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Molefe, Leonard; Aubin, Jean-Baptiste – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In science education, only teachers that are competent in skills, methods and procedures relevant to a science discipline can help learners to develop scientific skills and processes associated with investigating natural phenomena. The purpose of this study was to explore views of pre-service science teachers with regard to science process skills…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Process Skills, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Adigun, Olufemi Timothy; Nzima, Dumisani R. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we examined the attitudes of deaf learners towards biology in Ibadan, Nigeria. Forty-one deaf learners (28 males; 13 females) in the Secondary School II science classes from 3 government-funded secondary schools for the deaf were purposively selected for the study. In the study we adopted a descriptive survey research…
Descriptors: Deafness, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Biology
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