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Potokri, Onoriode Collins; Perumal, Juliet – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article presents an unusual concrete insight to African higher education transformation. The purpose is to examine the roles of African women mainly Charlotte Maxeke, a South African, in the transformation of higher education and to identify the legacy these transformation offerings translate into for women. It is organized as follows: first,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Females, Educational Change
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Rubbi Nunan, Julie Shantone; Ntombela, Sithabile – Education and Urban Society, 2019
Students' challenging behavior has become a serious problem internationally. In South Africa, there are reports highlighting that even primary schools experience serious forms of challenging behavior by students. This article emanates from a case study that utilized the social cognitive theory to understand how primary schools address this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Elementary Schools, Student Attitudes
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Steyn, G. M. – Education and Urban Society, 2016
The focus on schools as communities of learning for teachers has prompted professionals to investigate the role of professional learning within a school context. This is an attempt to investigate the voice of the principal regarding the implementation of teacher collaboration in his or her school, and to determine how teacher collaboration is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary Schools, Qualitative Research
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Mawdsley, Ralph D.; Bipath, Keshni; Mawdsley, James L. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Similar to Dickens's "Tale of Two Cities", this research study is about a tale of two schools. The first type of school is a dysfunctional school. Dysfunctional schools are schools in a state of chaos (Shipengrower & Conway, 1998). The second school is that of order. The researchers refer to this school as a functional school. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Steyn, G. M. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
Often research on the professional development (PD) of staff is framed within a problem-based context that focuses on the PD-related problems experienced by staff. This study pursued a different approach by using the appreciative inquiry (AI) theoretical perspective to study the positive experiences of staff in respect of PD and their desire to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Guidelines, Workshops, Faculty Development
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van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; Oosthuizen, Izak; Wolhuter, C. C. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This article investigates the relationship between effective organizational culture and student discipline in a boys' boarding house at an urban South African school. Ethnographical methods (observation and interviews) were employed. The study reports on the results pertaining to organizational culture, namely, tangible manifestations of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boarding Schools, Organizational Culture, Ceremonies
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Mentz, Kobus; van der Walt, Johannes L. – Education and Urban Society, 2007
In the new democratic South Africa that emerged after 1994, educators are having to cope with the demands of multicultural situations that are developing in the former racially and ethnically segregated schools, and in the process striving for the equal treatment of the learners, the removal of discrimination and prejudice, the inculcation of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Teacher Surveys
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Smit, Brigitte – Education and Urban Society, 2005
How can teachers' understandings of policy as local knowledge inform policy implementation in schools? This article investigates policy understanding and implementation in urban primary schools and locates the inquiry in the transitional South African context. The author illustrates teachers' understandings of policy in times of transition and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Policy, Urban Areas
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Maree, Jacobus G.; Eiselen, Riette J. – Education and Urban Society, 2004
In the past perceived cognitive potential, more than any other factor, was viewed as a predictor for a stable life and future success. The concept of "emotional intelligence" (EI), however, provides a useful instrument to describe the intricate configuration of interrelated factors that play a role in predicting a person's success in…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Cognitive Ability, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education
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Maile, Simeon – Education and Urban Society, 2004
In this article, the author investigates the basic elements of choice and markets theory. In recent years, children were moving from rural and township schools to suburban White schools. This trend emerged in the late 1980s and simmered after the demise of apartheid. At face value, school choice appears to be happening merely for the reason of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, School Choice
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Heystek, Jan – Education and Urban Society, 2003
Examined parents' obligation to participate in their children's education as partners and governors, focusing on black schools, as well as other schools, in South Africa. Data from surveys and interviews with educators indicated that parent involvement was limited. Negative attitudes toward schools and inferior feelings prevented parents from…
Descriptors: Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Governance