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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsi Ethel – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Course outlines for science teachers, designed and developed at 6 universities, were critically analysed and compared with the guidelines for science education set out in the national policy framework known as the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (MRTEQ) to identify the characteristics of a competent science teacher.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers
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Isaacs, Shafika; Roberts, Nicky; Spencer-Smith, Garth – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This paper compares the mixed-methods evaluation findings of the ukuFUNda Virtual School (UVS) with evaluations of three different mobile learning (m-learning) programmes in Africa: the information and communication technologies for rural education (ICT4RED); the Kenya Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) study and the Nokia Mobile Mathematics…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Gaillard, Claire – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The future of South Africa's economic growth rests on addressing critical scarce-skills labour shortages. Matriculants are called on to break the cycle of poverty by entering the scarce-skills workforce. The demonstration of a high level of mathematics, science, and technology competency is viewed as a gateway towards achieving this goal. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Pre-service accounting teachers perform a variety of calculations in accounting courses, for example, they calculate and compare company financial ratios, calculate dividends, interests, and variances. Mathematics is thus a crucial tool for performing accounting calculations. This paper reports on a study designed in order to investigate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Accounting, Computation
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Morelle, Mokwena; Tabane, Ramodungoane – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Diversity in education is not about different races only; in the South African context it also refers, for instance, to types of schools or different learning styles. Inclusivity in education thus refers to all learners, regardless of their abilities, being noticed and encouraged to share and learn in the same space. However, the South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Elementary School Students, Students with Disabilities
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Msimanga, Mothofela R. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study examined how teachers in multi-grade classrooms manage and use available resources in their classrooms. The study focused on multi-grade classrooms in farm schools in the Free State province of South Africa that cover Grades 1 to 9. The concepts "multi-grade classrooms" and "resources" are explained below. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multigraded Classes, Educational Resources, Textbooks
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Moseki, Monki M.; Schulze, Salomé – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) skills are crucial to improving learner achievement, to supporting effective lifelong learning, and to developing the capability to overcome learning difficulties arising from a disadvantaged environment. However, only a few South African studies address the development of SRL skills of secondary school learners. By…
Descriptors: Self Management, High School Students, Grade 10, Urban Schools
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John, Merlin – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The experiences of pre-service teachers who come from rural backgrounds differ widely from those who are from urban schools. It can be assumed that these experiences play a crucial role in shaping their teaching careers during and after the formal teacher training. Even though much research has already dwelt on the various challenges experienced…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Science Instruction, Rural Schools, Preservice Teachers
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Tawodzera, Mazvita Cecilia; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Since the year 2000, a deepening political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe has forced parents to emigrate en masse to regional and international destinations such as South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand respectively. Without guaranteed employment and with little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Family Structure, Barriers
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du Plessis, Pierre; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Poverty is rife in many African countries and this has serious implications for the provision of quality education. Rural schools face severe challenges that are unique to their environment. A lack of parental interest in children's education, insufficient funding from the state, a lack of resources, underqualified teachers, and multi-grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Educational Quality
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Moloi, Kholeka – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The problem addressed in this theoretical paper is that of learners and educators as agents of social transformation in dysfunctional schools of South Africa. While 80% of South African schools are said to be dysfunctional, learners and educators in these schools can be activated to challenge and actively struggle against any form of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Change Agents, Social Change, Disadvantaged Schools
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Beckmann, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
South African education has become used to dealing with an array of new policy and strategy initiatives. Often these policies and strategies appear on the scene only to disappear into the sand later on. When President Ramaphosa announced the Thuma mina initiative in February 2018, educationists would have been tempted to ask questions about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Volunteers
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Mhakure, Duncan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This theoretical paper focuses on how school-based continuous professional development (CPD) for mathematics teachers in schools located in disadvantaged areas can be carried out using the lesson study approach. School-based CPD is based on the notion that teachers need real-time and on-site professional training tailored to improve the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Improvement
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Van Dyk, H.; White, C. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Equitable funding of public schools to reduce the disparities in education inherited by the post-apartheid government of South Africa in 1994 has become a priority. The Amended National Norms and Standards for School Funding (ANNSSF) required the ranking of schools into one of five quintiles of which Quintile 1 represents the poorest schools and…
Descriptors: Reputation, Educational Equity (Finance), Standards, Social Change
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Lumadi, Rudzani Israel – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Parental involvement is germane and crucial to a child's well-being and development in later life. Involvement is subjective in nature and difficult to evaluate. The family is the primary cell of society where the child's upbringing commences at birth. This study focuses on the parental role in managing learner discipline with the aim of improving…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Parent Role, Academic Achievement, Parent School Relationship
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