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Siyepui, Sibawu Witness; Vimbelo, Siphokazi Winniefred – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In this article we report on pre-service teachers' mathematical engagement regarding the total surface areas of geometric solids. Despite several attempts at improvement, the poor performance of South African learners in mathematics persists. This is attributed to instructional approaches. In the study reported on here we explored how pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Geometric Concepts
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Selmer, Sarah; Lampen, Erna; Lindstrom, Denise L. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study reported on here focused on pre-service teachers noticing learner thinking in the context of written work. The results show how pre-service teachers engaged in noticing learner thinking and on which aspects of learner thinking they focused. These results and related discussion broaden our conceptualisation of teacher noticing learner…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College Seniors, Elementary School Mathematics
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Molefe, Leonard; Aubin, Jean-Baptiste – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In science education, only teachers that are competent in skills, methods and procedures relevant to a science discipline can help learners to develop scientific skills and processes associated with investigating natural phenomena. The purpose of this study was to explore views of pre-service science teachers with regard to science process skills…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Process Skills, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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AL-Qadri, Abdo Hasan; Zhao, Wei – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Developmental learning difficulties are among the prevalent exceptionalities school learners have today. In this regard, identification and placement are among the facilitators of later successful intervention for these groups of learners (WestOlatunji, Shure, Pringle, Adams, Lewis & Cholewa, 2010). However, there are not enough resources such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Learning Problems, Test Construction
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Özsezer, M. Sencer Bulut; Saban, Ayten Iflazoglu – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The purpose of this research was to examine student teachers' views on the kind of teachers they would like to be. The participants were 51 student teachers at the primary education department of a state university. The views of these student teachers were collected from unstructured reports that they submitted following a one-semester classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Obadire, Olufunmilayo Tenidade; Sinthumule, Dzivhonele Albert – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Learner discipline is one of the bases of effective teaching and learning. If learners are not well disciplined, schools will not provide the best possible education. Therefore, it is important that good disciplinary measures and procedures be put in place in any school. In this article we investigate how learners in schools are currently being…
Descriptors: Discipline, Punishment, Civil Rights, Discipline Policy
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Sumida, Sugata; Kawata, Keisuke – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The learning gap between urban and rural areas is a persistent problem in many sub-Saharan African countries. Previous studies have found that the urban-rural learning gap is attributed to the fact that student characteristics and school resources are different in urban and rural areas. Our study updates this finding by using the latest dataset…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Reading Achievement, Rural Urban Differences, Student Characteristics
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Ramalepa, Tshiamo N.; Ramukumba, Tendani S.; Masala-Chokwe, Mmajapi E. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 forbids discrimination against learners based on pregnancy, while the 2007 guideline document, "Measures for Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy," stipulates teachers' role in preventing and managing learner pregnancy. Teachers are, therefore, responsible for pregnant learners in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Pregnancy, Educational Legislation, Prevention
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Adigun, Olufemi Timothy; Nzima, Dumisani R. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
In the study reported on here we examined the attitudes of deaf learners towards biology in Ibadan, Nigeria. Forty-one deaf learners (28 males; 13 females) in the Secondary School II science classes from 3 government-funded secondary schools for the deaf were purposively selected for the study. In the study we adopted a descriptive survey research…
Descriptors: Deafness, Gender Differences, Self Efficacy, Biology
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Naidoo, Devika – South African Journal of Education, 2021
From a cognitivist theory stance, domain-specific subject knowledge is necessary for deep learning and cognitive advance. What opportunities for deep learning and cognitive advance are provided in geography classrooms? This analysis of teaching in geography classrooms is framed by the concepts of deep learning, pedagogic discourse, and a…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication
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Fakudze, Cynthia – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The study is situated within a worldview theory as espoused by socio-cultural constructivists. Science classrooms in secondary schools in Swaziland are culturally largely homogeneous where learners and their teachers have a strong grounding in traditional Swazi culture. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the conceptions held by Grade…
Descriptors: World Views, Secondary School Students, Grade 11, Beliefs
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Javed, Tariq; Asghar, Muhammad Aslam; Nazak, Nazneen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we report on the association between teacher feedback and scholastic attainment at Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level in Pakistan. The study was conducted with data collected from Pakistani secondary school teachers and students through a survey study using multistage sampling. The objectives of the study were (1) to explore…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Correlation, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Riveiro-Villodres, Laura Erundina; Blanco-Encomienda, Francisco Javier; Latorre-Medin, Maria José – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Modern society has plunged us into a maelstrom of telematics information with little control. Teachers from any field must be trained in order to pass on the confidence and values to withstand this media pressure to their students. To this end, one of the areas of knowledge on which greater emphasis should be placed is that related to emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Sayed, Yusuf; Motala, Shireen; Carel, David; Ahmed, Rashid – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Equity and redress, in and through education, are fundamental commitments of the new South African democratic government that ensued in 1994 after a brutal and protracted history of colonial and apartheid segregation and oppression denied the majority black population the fundamental right to equitable and quality education. A raft of ambitious…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy; Africa, Ian Edward – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The South African school education landscape is distinctly uneven as it relates to school financing. The state's attempt at differentiated funding via the quintile system is vaunted as an initiative to address the needs of poor schools. It parades as a commitment to a redress agenda. Since implementation, the socioeconomic demography has changed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Poverty, Educational Finance
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