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Nel, Benita P. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Learners intending to enter some higher education (HE) institutions in South Africa write the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) that are expected to provide a measure of their readiness for HE. A large gap exists between the quantitative literacy competencies of many of these learners and expectations at HE level. In this article I explore the…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Foreign Countries, College Readiness, College Bound Students
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Bhaw, Nishaal; Kriek, Jeanne – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The South African Department of Education has attributed the poor pass rates in Grade 12 Physical Sciences to the learners' lack of practical work and the inability of learners to solve problems by integrating their knowledge from different topics in Physical Sciences. A possible reason for this could be a disjointed alignment between the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alignment (Education), Science Tests, Physics
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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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van der Walt, Janke; Plastow, Nicola A.; Unger, Marianne – South African Journal of Education, 2020
A high prevalence of medical conditions affects the typical motor development of learners in the West Coast District of South Africa. Given the strong correlation between motor skill performance and academic achievement, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of motor skill impairment among Grade R learners (5-7-year olds) enrolled in public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Incidence, Public Schools
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Alnahdi, Ghaleb H. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The study reported on here examined the factors influencing the decision to major in special education in Saudi Arabia. The sample was composed of 394 preservice special education (SE) teacher participants of which 141 were female and 253 were male. Three different statistical analyses were used to examine the study data: Cronbach's alpha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Decision Making
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Mthethwa, Mthembeni; Bayaga, Anass; Bossé, Michael J.; Williams, Derek – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here, we investigated the effects of the use of dynamic geometry software (DGS) (i.e., GeoGebra) on learners' learning and a teacher's beliefs. The learners and teacher involved in the study were from a high-poverty, rural high school in South Africa. We compared grade 11 learners (N = 56) who used GeoGebra in the context…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Küçükünal, Isik Sibel; Özçelik, A. Dilek Ögretir; Yalçinkaya, Fulya – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) refers to difficulties in perceptual processing of auditory information. It is a difficulty experienced by a person whose pure tone hearing, intelligence, and language abilities are within the appropriate age norms. In children with CAPD, difficulty in spelling and reading loudly can also be observed.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Auditory Perception, Children
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Balyer, Aydin; Özcan, Kenan – South African Journal of Education, 2020
As in the rest of the world, teachers' roles have been changing in the Turkish educational system. In this process, their roles have been redefined as technical and social roles. In their technical roles, they focus on regular educational core tasks while in their social roles they dwell upon a wide range of social tasks besides teaching. However,…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Responsibility
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Ngobeni, Winnie Poelane; Maimane, Joseph Ramathibela; Rankhumise, Mmushetji Petrus – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we investigated the effects of sign language barriers among Deaf learners in special schools for the Deaf and Blind in the Motheo District in the Free State province of South Africa. Semi-structured focus group interviews were held with 7 teachers (2 males and 5 females) and 10 Grade 8 learners (6 males and 4 females)…
Descriptors: Sign Language, Deafness, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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El-Senousy, Hala – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In practical courses, students consider teachers' assessment of various skills to be baseless and unfair. Unfortunately, due to a lack of equipment, only a few students take part in practical skills performance, while the rest of the students remain passive in learning and assessment. In this paper we suggest an original design to use peer…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Active Learning, Skill Development, Females
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Fadiji, Angelina Wilson; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2020
An extensive body of research exists on the background characteristics that predict learner achievement. However, in South Africa, little attention has been paid to the level of educational aspirations and the factors that shape the level of aspirations. Using a bio-ecological systems theory of development, we explored the role of gender,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Family Environment, Gender Differences
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Muasya, Gladys – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we sought to identify teaching and general stressors, and how they contributed to work-family conflict among female teachers in urban public schools in Kenya. A total of 375 female teachers with at least their youngest child not yet in primary school completed a survey of closed and open-ended questions. Role theory,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Females
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Mtshali, Muntuwenkosi Abraham; Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy; Govender, Desmond Wesley – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The introduction of online-supported teaching and learning in education calls for a better understanding of how online support is experienced by South African students (many of whom encounter this technology for the very first time at university) and how their experiences of online support may influence their learning. The mixed-methods approach…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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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