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Govender, Poomoney – South African Journal of Education, 2020
This article reports on Grade 2 teachers' perceptions of formative assessment in explaining the phenomenon of the underutilisation of formative assessment practices in mathematics teaching. A qualitative and interpretative case study investigated two Grade 2 teachers' enactment of formative assessment in priority schools in Gauteng. Data were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 2
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Cek, Kemal; Eyupoglu, Serife – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to contribute to the educational management literature by testing a model that combines the overall job satisfaction, intrinsic satisfaction, extrinsic satisfaction and organisational citizenship behaviour of high school teachers. Structural equation modelling and hierarchical regression were used and the model was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, High School Teachers, Teacher Behavior
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Dube, Bekithemba; Tsotetsi, Cias – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this article, we problematise the practice of appointing principals on the basis of comradeship instead of excellence, qualifications and competency. The appointment of principals in South Africa has, over the years, become politicised and unionised to the extent that it is contextualised within comradeship narratives, thereby negating the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Personnel Selection, Faculty Promotion
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Ellman, Emalda; Sonday, Amshuda; Buchanan, Helen – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Transitions are important landmarks in the educational career of youths, as successful transitions prepare them for adult life. When youths with disabilities leave school, the transition to post-school life is accompanied by several challenges. To our knowledge, there is currently limited information about how parents of youths with severe…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Adjustment (to Environment), Individualized Transition Plans, Students with Disabilities
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Al Shoura, Hamza Mahmoud; Ahmad, Aznan Che – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In the study reported on here we examined the extent of pre-service teachers' supportiveness for educational inclusion (EI) of students with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties (SPMLD) in order to identify their attitudinal predictors, as well as the challenges faced in such a process. An attitudinal survey with 33 items was…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Students with Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Severe Disabilities
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Moodley, K.; Callaghan, P.; Fraser, W. J.; Graham, M. A. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
While a considerable body of research has focused on learners' acceptance of or resistance to mobile technologies, fewer studies have focused on teachers. This research study aimed to understand the factors influencing South African teachers' acceptance of or resistance to using mobile technologies in their classroom practice. The Technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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Karatepe, Ramazan; Akay, Cenk – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The aim of the study reported on here was to build a structural model of the relationship between 21st-century learner skills, individual innovativeness and epistemological beliefs. Data of the study were collected with three different scales, namely, the 21st-Century Learner Skills Scale, the Epistemological Beliefs Scale, and the Individual…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Innovation, Epistemology, Beliefs
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Wolhuter, Charl; Janmaat, Jan Germen; van der Walt, Johannes L.; Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In view of the serious moral decay in South African society, this article reports on our research regarding the role of the school in the inculcation of citizenship values (as part of the brief of South African education). We regard a set of citizenship values consonant with a democratic dispensation to be a core component of a moral order…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Citizenship Education, School Role, Democratic Values
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Anderson, Bronwynne – South African Journal of Education, 2020
This article focuses of 13 high school boys' experiences of getting into "trouble" in a former Coloured township high school in KwaZulu-Natal Province. This ethnographic study explored the reasons for boys being considered "troublesome" at school. Data collection included focus groups, semi-structured open-ended individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Males, Blacks
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Mirkin, Philip Joshua; Evans, Rinelle; Ferreira, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Modern science education the world over deliberately remains in the objective, rational, positivist paradigm. In South African classrooms, this paradigm is often alienating for young learners who then stop learning science at the end of Grade 9. Literature indicates that an arts-rich education improves learner engagement, attitudes and test…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Grade 9
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Naidoo, Jaqueline; Sibanda, Doras – South African Journal of Education, 2020
It is widely acknowledged that understanding of science is key to becoming global citizens and to embrace technological advancements. Although research suggests that girl's performance in science has improved over the years, there are still concerns about the under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Gender Differences, Science Achievement
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Ogunyemi, F. Taiwo; Henning, Elizabeth – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Rhymes, poetry, stories, wrestling, music and dancing were essential cultural elements through which childhood play was promoted in traditional Africa. "Modernisation" brought about by colonialism led to distortion and decline in the use of traditional play for childhood education in many parts of Africa. This work assessed the value of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teaching Methods, Child Development
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Venter, Cobus J.; Maree, Jacobus G. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore and assess the feasibility of counselling based on life-design principles in enhancing the career resilience of children who are exposed to family violence. The research project involved a qualitative-quantitative mode of inquiry with 6 participants chosen based on certain characteristics.…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Effectiveness, Resilience (Psychology)
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Murphy, P. Karen; Ebersöhn, Liesel; Omidire, Funke; Firetto, Carla M. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The nature of discourse within classrooms strongly predicts students' ability to think about, around, and with text and content (i.e. comprehension and critical-analytic thinking). However, little is known about the nature of classroom discourse in remote, rural South African schools, a context in which students face well-documented language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Critical Thinking, Classroom Communication, Rural Areas
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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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