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Essien, Anthony A. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review of research that has been carried out between 2006 and 2016 on the role of language in early grade (Grades 1-4) mathematics teaching and learning in three countries--Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. These countries were selected because they have similar characteristics: teaching and…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Adler, Jill; Alshwaikh, Jehad; Essack, Regina; Gcsamba, Lizeka – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
This article reports a review of research in mathematics education in South Africa published in local and international journals in the period 2007-2015. The purpose of the review was to describe the landscape of mathematics education research in the country over the past (almost) decade. Findings indicate that the mathematics education research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Mathematics Education, Literature Reviews
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Msimanga, Audrey; Denley, Paul; Gumede, Nhlakanipho – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2017
One of the objectives of the South African science curriculum is to provide equal access to science for students from all backgrounds. However, this goal remains elusive as many students, particularly those from low socio-economic backgrounds, continue to perform poorly in science. One of the reasons for the persistent differential achievement in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Equal Education
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Lelliott, Anthony – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2014
The notion of scientific literacy is contested terrain, particularly when the term is used in school curricula. Using a scientific literacy framework of Vision I (covers science products and processes) and Vision II (based on science-related situations as a starting point for discussion), the article analyses the Natural Science (grades 7-9)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Natural Sciences, Secondary School Science