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Baysen, Engin; Baysen, Fatma – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Experimentation is widely accepted as being central to science education. However, anxiety about experimentation often prevents its use. While a considerable number of studies on anxiety related to laboratory experimentation have been conducted, studies on in-class experimentation is limited. In the research study reported on here we explored the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Experiments, Anxiety, Teacher Attitudes
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Beets, Soretha; Van Schalkwyk, Izanette; Kirsten, Doret K. – South African Journal of Education, 2022
In the research reported on here we explored educators' experiences of learners' social functioning in middle childhood in a South African context. Educators are important socialisation agents for learners in middle childhood, and we reasoned that they could offer valuable information to identify those key social skills and competencies that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Mhlaba, Rabella Esther; Rankhumise, Mmushetji Petrus – South African Journal of Education, 2022
The study reported on here was undertaken to understand the impact of mentoring novice science teachers. The study was conducted within the Gauteng province, because there have been many debates and concerns on the necessity to devise ways of improving the understanding of science in schools in the province. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Science Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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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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Nkambule, Thabisile – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Even though quality education is important for the empowerment of individuals and development of society, some rural schools in South Africa continue to function amid tough conditions. Because little research on the topic exists, with this article I explore and identify teachers' experiences of the working conditions in rural schools in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
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Van der Haar, Hayley; Petersen, Nadine; Ramsaroop, Sarita – South African Journal of Education, 2022
Mentoring is intended to guide student teachers towards pedagogical decision-making within the complexity of the classroom. In this article we focus on the mathematics mentoring practices of 1 primary school teacher at a university-affiliated teaching school in Johannesburg. The teacher had many years of experience and had undergone some…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
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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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Semeon, Nasimu; Mutekwe, Edmore – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The low enrolment, lack of interest, exacerbated by the general poor performance in physical science in South Africa paints a gloomy picture about the status of physical science in the country. Despite the fact that there might be other factors at play, one factor which cannot be ignored is the discourse about the use of language in the science…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Sociocultural Patterns
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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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Inandi, Yusuf; Giliç, Fahrettin – South African Journal of Education, 2021
This study reported on here aimed to determine the relationship between leadership styles (democratic, autocratic and transformational) and organisational cynicism in addition to examining whether leadership styles predict organisational cynicism. The data were collected from 426 teachers (183 male and 243 female teachers) from primary and…
Descriptors: Correlation, School Administration, Principals, Leadership Styles
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Bester, Suzanne; Conway, Michè – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Guided by an interpretivist paradigm, the qualitative case study reported on here provided insight into the points of view of 9 foundation phase teachers on whether they believed that Response to Intervention (RtI) could be a viable approach to implement within their own school context. A semi-structured, focus group interview was conducted to…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Program Implementation
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Leballo, Makatleho; Griffiths, Dominic; Bekker, Tanya – South African Journal of Education, 2021
One way in which the practice of inclusion can be actualised in classrooms is through the use of consistent, appropriate differentiated instruction. What remains elusive, however, is insight into what teachers in different contexts think and believe about differentiation, how consistently they differentiate instruction and what challenges they…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Private Schools, Public Schools, High School Teachers
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Motloung, Amos Ntokozo; Mavuru, Lydia; McNaught, Carmel – South African Journal of Education, 2021
African township schools are characterised by cultural and linguistic diversity, hence, teachers have the dual task of ensuring that learners grasp scientific concepts, while also catering for the diversity in the learners' backgrounds. The study reported on here was aimed at investigating teachers' beliefs and practices in teaching life sciences…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Moodley, Maglin; Dlamini, Reuben – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Education in the 21st century must have a vision that will support and empower teachers to face the demands of the digital age. The use of information communication technology (ICT) in education can serve this end but ensuring access to digital resources will not address the digital disparity. Culture and language play an equally important role in…
Descriptors: Accuracy, African Languages, Native Language, Teacher Attitudes
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de Klerk, Edwin Darrell; Palmer, June Monica; Papashane, Maseeeng – South African Journal of Education, 2021
After 1994, South African policy changes brought about variations in language education resulting in many monolingual classrooms becoming multilingual. Much of the current literature focuses on either providing recommendations to diverse approaches of teaching a second language or describing the experiences of second language learners while…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, African Languages, Educational Policy, Language of Instruction
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