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Makgato, Moses; Mji, Andile – South African Journal of Education, 2006
This study, using a non-experimental, exploratory and descriptive method, established learners' and educators' views about factors that contribute to poor performance in mathematics and physical science. Participants were purposefully selected from seven schools with poor pass rates in District 3 of Tshwane North. Focused group interviews with ten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement
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Monyatsi, Pedzani; Steyn, Trudie; Kamper, Gerrit – South African Journal of Education, 2006
The major aim of teacher appraisal is to develop teachers in order to improve their delivery in schools. The effectiveness of the process of teacher appraisal is, however, dependent on the perceptions of the teachers themselves. Since the expansion of the education system of Botswana in the 1970s and 1980s, as a result of the cardinal reforms,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation
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Pietersen, Charlotte – South African Journal of Education, 2006
A pre-test post-test correlated groups design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the Shuttleworth/Rotary Number Skills Development Programme to enhance the numeracy of Grade 2 learners (N = 169) from five primary schools (a private school, a school of auditory impaired learners, and three rural schools). An unstructured questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Numeracy
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Mampane, Ruth; Bouwer, Cecilia – South African Journal of Education, 2006
The aim in this study was to develop a way of identifying resilient and non-resilient middle adolescents in a formerly black-only urban residential (township) school, in order to ultimately support the development of learners' resilience under stressful circumstances. A Resilience Scale was developed to screen for resilient and non-resilient…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Adolescents, Urban Schools, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Maree, Kobus; Aldous, Colleen; Hattingh, Annemarie; Swanepoel, Andre; van der Linde, Mike – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Eight hundred and ninety-nine (431 male, 467 female and one missing value) Grade 8 and 9 (n = 184 and 713, respectively, with two missing values) learners from secondary schools in Mpumalanga completed a science and mathematics questionnaire. Student's t tests showed that male and female, as well as language groups' scores, differed significantly.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Achievement
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Mohono-Mahlatsi, Lydia; van Tonder, Fanus – South African Journal of Education, 2006
In response to the need for more qualified primary school teachers in Lesotho, the Lesotho College of Education (LCE) introduced the Distance Teacher Education Programme (DT EP), an in-service training programme for unqualified and underqualified teachers. As part of the curriculum in this programme, the more than 1 200 student teachers who were…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Maarman, Rouaan; Steyn, Es; Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2006
After ten years of a democratic education system in South Africa , the demographic realities should be better understood in educational planning. The fragmented nature of the pre-democratic education system has led to undesirable perceptions about quality education and has subsequently influenced the demographic imperatives present in the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Theron, Linda; Dalzell, Christine – South African Journal of Education, 2006
We report on a study aimed at understanding adolescence as a period of heightened vulnerability, and investigate Life Orientation as a possible means of addressing the risk associated with adolescence. However, if Life Orientation is to be an effective solution to the problem, it needs to respond to Life Orientation needs as perceived by…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Student Surveys
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Niemann, Rita – South African Journal of Education, 2006
An attempt is made to assess the effect of human resource diversity in South Africa and provide strategies for managing such diverse institutions. A pilot study using questionnaires was conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding workforce diversity in a number of educational institutions. Thereafter, qualitative interviews provided…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diversity (Faculty), Questionnaires, Interviews
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Theron, Linda – South African Journal of Education, 2006
A quasi-experimental study, which focused on inculcating resilience skills in adolescents with specific learning difficulties by means of a group intervention programme, is reported on. The results of the study suggested that adolescents with specific learning difficulties can acquire resilience skills despite obstacle-ridden circumstances, but…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology), Program Descriptions
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Lubbe, Elsie; Monteith, Jan; Mentz, Elsa – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Keyboarding as writing apparatus is an essential skill in the technological era and more self-regulated learners perform better in keyboarding than less self-regulated learners. In order to indicate this, students registered at the Faculty of Arts for a compulsory keyboarding and word-processing course completed a questionnaire to identify both…
Descriptors: Correlation, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Metacognition, Word Processing
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Deacon, Roger – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Michel Foucault's work is already well-known in the field of education. What is not yet well-known is that Foucault's oeuvre as a whole incorporates within itself and offers for wider consumption a number of key educational themes. For purposes of clarity, these themes can be reduced to three, dealing with what might be called the past, present,…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Monyatsi, Pedzani; Steyn, Trudie; Kamper, Gerrit – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Recent policy on teacher appraisal in Botswana emphasises that the process should be professional, non-threatening and constructive. The extent to which the teachers themselves experience their appraisal as meaningful was investigated. The findings indicated that teachers had varying experiences and mixed feelings about the appraisal process. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes
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Prinsloo, Sakkie – South African Journal of Education, 2006
After 1994 several pieces of legislation were passed in South Africa to ensure equity in education and equal opportunities for all learners. Some shocking reports have indicated that sexual harassment of girls is a serious problem in many of our schools. These girls are denied equal opportunities and effective education in schools as they are…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Sexual Harassment, Violence, Foreign Countries
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Ebersöhn, Liesel; Eloff, Irma – South African Journal of Education, 2006
In this article we argue that the asset-based approach is one explanation for sustainability in programmes supporting vulnerable children. We structure our argument by formulating five questions and then pursuing tentative answers to them. We start our contention by highlighting the particularity of the challenges faced in schools to support…
Descriptors: Sustainability, At Risk Students, Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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