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de Bruyn, Nicolette; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article we report on a qualitative study which explored the life narratives and career trajectories of female school principals, to determine resilience factors in the principalship position. The female principals' voices and lived experiences were principle focus areas, not barriers or challenges they faced. In-depth insights were…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Women Administrators, School Administration, Principals
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de Wet, Corene – South African Journal of Education, 2020
This article reports on the findings of a small-scale, extant, qualitative social media research study on commenters' understanding of the antecedents of teacher-targeted bullying. Comments on an article posted by Sarah Sorge (2013) on "The Educator's Room" were used as data source. Guided by an ecological model and the attribution…
Descriptors: Social Media, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Bullying
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Setlhodi, Itumeleng Innocentia – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Collaboration between the school governing body (SGB) and the school management team (SMT) in underperforming schools remains the crest for successful action taken to turn around performance as envisaged in the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 (Republic of South Africa, 1996). Their interaction is crucial in advancing the course of performance…
Descriptors: School Administration, Governing Boards, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Khumalo, Jan B.; Van der Vyver, C. P. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The development of critical skills for deputy principals is a matter which deserves attention, owing to the critical role which deputy principals are expected to play in school management. However, this area of research is neglected and has received limited attention in the literature that focuses on school leadership development. In this vein,…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Secondary Schools, Skill Development, Management Development
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Azid, Nurulwahida; Md-Ali, Ruzlan – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The study reported on here aimed to examine the effectiveness of the successful intelligence interactive module (SIIM) that employs thinking skills using the successful intelligence theory. This was an empirical study that used mixed method analysis. The rationale for the development of this interactive module was to increase the analytical,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking
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Ngwenya, Victor C. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The issue addressed in the study reported on here was the establishment of a clinical school-based model of supervision which was pragmatic and developmental-oriented for the professional development of teachers, a concept currently advocated by the supervisory corps. Since a mixed methods approach was used in the study, a closed-ended 3-point…
Descriptors: Teacher Supervision, Faculty Development, Models, Teacher Evaluation
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Dos Santos, Luis Miguel – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Student-teaching internships in a teacher-preparation programme are a significant way for teachers to gain practical skills and transfer their textbook knowledge into classroom practice. One of the outcomes of student-teaching internships is that pre-service teachers can observe experienced teachers' teaching pedagogy and strategies for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Development, Observation, Student Teaching
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Mlotshwa, Nicholas; Tunjera, Nyarai; Chigona, Agnes – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Many South African educational institutions are adopting learning management systems (LMS) into their daily teaching and learning practice. The Western Cape Education Department piloted Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (Moodle), an LMS for improving teaching and learning. The objective of the research reported on here was to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mathematical Concepts, Fundamental Concepts, Foreign Countries
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Imbrailo, Nicole; Steenkamp, Karen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The Bachelor of Education (BEd) undergraduate degree at a university in the Gauteng province, South Africa, aims to prepare pre-service teachers by using their experiences to expose them to the South African schooling context. This is done using a scaffolded process that includes formative assessment, summative assessment and Work-Integrated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Undergraduate Study, Preservice Teacher Education
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Fadiji, Angelina Wilson; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2020
An extensive body of research exists on the background characteristics that predict learner achievement. However, in South Africa, little attention has been paid to the level of educational aspirations and the factors that shape the level of aspirations. Using a bio-ecological systems theory of development, we explored the role of gender,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Aspiration, Family Environment, Gender Differences
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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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