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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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Shinga, Sibongile; Pillay, Ansurie – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In post-apartheid South Africa, 11 languages, including English and indigenous languages, were given equal status as official languages. Yet, more than 25 years after democracy, Black parents still believe that their children's wealth and success depend on English, and therefore, send them to English-medium schools where they take English as a…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Lazic, Bojan D.; Kneževic, Jelena B.; Maricic, Sanja M. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
An effective instructional approach in elementary mathematics education has a significant role in the understanding of mathematical concepts and overall student achievement. We point out the characteristics, significance and effects that may be achieved in mathematics education through the application of project-based learning. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Fesi, Liziwe; Mncube, Vusumzi – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here was designed to investigate the challenges faced by teachers when teaching reading in Grade 4 English First Additional Language (EFAL) in East London, South Africa. This research study was framed by the socio-constructivist theory of reading. A case study design that corresponds with the constructivist paradigm was used…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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Rens, Julialet; Louw, Hannelie – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The researchers investigate how learners with barriers to learning experience the transition to classes for learners with special educational needs. The research was conducted at a full-service school in Potchefstroom, North West province, South Africa. Interviews were conducted with current and former teachers as well as the parents of selected…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Students with Disabilities, Special Education, Mainstreaming
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Ndlovu, Mdutshekelwa; Simba, Precious – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The qualitative case study reported on here was commissioned and funded by the Western Cape Government (WCG) in partnership with the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) to inquire into attributes of well performing after-school programmes (ASPs) within the Western Cape provincei of South Africa. The research question of the study was: What…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Administration, Program Evaluation
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Zulu, Free-Queen Bongiwe; Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the "Integrated Strategic Planning Framework for Teacher Education and Development," a South African policy, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the Department of Higher Education (DHET) call for the formation of professional learning communities and envisage support for teachers and access to enhanced professional development…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, High School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Macqual, Stephen Maren; Salleh, Umi Kalsum Mohd; Zulnaidi, Hutkemri – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Soft skills encompassing conscientiousness, lifelong learning, communication, creativity, and teamwork are beneficial to success in work and life. The education policy in Nigeria on teacher education stipulates that students should learn basic soft skills at universities as performance improvement tools for teaching, but for the most part teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, College Seniors, Curriculum Implementation, Soft Skills
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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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le Roux, Sarlina G. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
After many educational reforms over the past 2 decades, South Africa is still 1 of the lowest performing countries in terms of literacy outcomes. Despite an increased access to early childhood education programmes, more than half of Grade R learners will enter Grade 1 without the required skills to master reading. Clearly, systemic interventions…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship
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Van der Merwe-Muller, Lorna; Dasoo, Nazreen – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we present the findings of an investigation on how primary school teachers at 3 independent primary schools in Johannesburg experienced continuous professional teacher development (CPTD). There is a wealth of literature available on planning, organising and implementing effective CPTD. Such literature also highlights the importance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Continuing Education
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Zondo, Nombuso P.; Zewotir, Temesgen; North, Delia E. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
South Africa's National Senior Certificate examination system was introduced in 2008 as a single national examination system, in order to facilitate fair and standardised assessment and to provide all learners with an equal chance of access to higher education. However, limited research has been done to investigate the discrimination power of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Difficulty Level
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Ergin, Ismet; Kaplan, Füsun; Korkmaz, Ayse – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The aim of the research reported on here was to determine the perceptions of school administrators and teachers working at Anatolian high schools on the characteristics of effective schools. The determined perceptions of teachers and administrators were important for creating more efficient educational domains by sharing leadership among…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, School Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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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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Liu, Yunyun; Liu, Qidong – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In digital times, new demands for higher levels of digital citizenship (DC) have aroused concern. Based on the study reported on here, we propose that 4 predictive factors, i.e., internet self-efficacy, internet attitudes, internet use behaviour and demographic characteristics affect teachers' level of DC in underdeveloped regions of China. From…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Geographic Regions, Technological Literacy
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