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Philander, Christa Joline; Botha, Marie-Louise – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Years of research on teacher quality indicate that the quality and effectiveness of teachers have a significant influence on learner achievements. The quality of teachers and their teaching practice is widely debated where quality may depend on the teacher having acquired sound and relevant knowledge and skills to ensure effective teaching. The…
Descriptors: Natural Sciences, Science Teachers, Professional Continuing Education, Faculty Development
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Esau, Dorothy E.; Maarman, Rouaan – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Findings from a recent study highlight beginner teacher's perceptions about the nature of support they had received to enhance their competencies (Esau, 2017). Against this backdrop, with this article we aim at problematising support for beginner teachers in relation to the National Policy Framework for Teacher Education and Development in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
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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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Henning, Elizabeth; Balzer, Lars; Ehlert, Antje; Fritz, Annemarie – South African Journal of Education, 2021
A recently published interview-based test, known by its partly German acronym, MARKO-D SA, is introduced in this article by way of a narrative of its development through various cycles of research. The 48-item test, in 4 South African languages, captures number concept development of children in the 6 to 8-year age group. The authors present their…
Descriptors: African Languages, Young Children, Number Concepts, Concept Formation
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Geldenhuys, Cindy Jean; Fataar, Aslam – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Several teachers have recently started introducing coding into their teaching in primary schools. This comes on the back of the emerging prominence of educational technology and the teaching of computational skills at school level, in light of the country's policy commitment to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Coding has been punted as 1 of 2…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Programming, Foreign Countries
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Neethling, Marinda; Nel, Mirna – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we combine Boyer's 4 domains of scholarship with Hutchings' 4 types of questions and Ghaye, Melander-Wikman, Kisare, Chambers, Bergmark, Kostenius and Lillyman's (2008) reflective learning framework using a Participatory Action Learning and Action Research (PALAR) method to explore the perceived gap in in-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Moloi, Qetelo; Kanjee, Anil – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here contributes to the growing body of knowledge on the use of standard setting methods for improving the reporting and utility value of assessment results in South Africa as well as for addressing the conceptual shortcomings of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) reporting framework. Using data from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standard Setting (Scoring), Student Evaluation, Elementary School Students
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Mayisela, Simangele – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Detention as a method of disciplining children in South African schools has been mandated by the post-apartheid legislative abolition of corporal punishment. Educators have traditionally used corporal punishment to discipline children since the inception of schooling in colonial times. In this article I report on a qualitative case study conducted…
Descriptors: Discipline, Teacher Attitudes, Punishment, Foreign Countries
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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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Sibanda, Gladys Mankoana; Beckmann, Johan L. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we report on a qualitative study done in Pretoria, South Africa, in which we investigated the experiences of 2 representatives of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE); School Governing Body (SGB) spokespersons from 4 schools located in the Gauteng province, 2 representatives of the Federation of SGBs, 4 principals from 4…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Admission (School), School Policy, Elementary Schools
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Onyishi, Charity N.; Sefotho, Maximus M. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Poor mathematics self-efficacy (MSE) has been recorded among learners at all levels in Nigeria. The study reported on here sought to establish the efficacy of differentiated instruction (DI) in raising learners' MSE in inclusive settings. We also explored the differential effects of DI on the MSE of learners with dyscalculia, as well as on high-…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education, Inclusion
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Letshwene, Mantekana J.; du Plessis, Elize C. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
South African schools have experienced several curriculum changes over the past few years. In this article we report on the findings regarding the challenges experienced by heads of department (HODs) with the implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in accounting. A qualitative approach, modelled on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Policy, Accounting
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Alegre, Francisco; Moliner, Lidon; Lorenzo-Valentin, Gil; Maroto, Ana – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The academic effects of learning statistics and probability through peer tutoring were analysed in the research reported on here. Two hundred and eight students enrolled in Grades 7, 8 and 9 participated. Fixed- and same-age peer tutoring was implemented 3 times per week for 6 weeks. Each tutoring session lasted approximately 25 minutes. The main…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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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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Kuhl, Kylie – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article I explore the role that class, and its intersections with gender, play in shaping the way that learners at a private, all-girls school in South Africa conceptualise their sexuality education. Drawing on data from focus group discussions with 2 friendship groups of Grade 10 learners, the evidence reveals the multiple, intersecting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Private Schools, Single Sex Schools
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