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Younie, Sarah; Audain, Jon; Eloff, Irma; Leask, Marilyn; Procter, Richard; Shelton, Chris – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
Improving the quality of teaching is of global concern: UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4c in the Education 2030: Framework for Action calls for high quality teaching for all. The OECD challenges the education system to improve Knowledge Management.JET's (2015) special issue: "Translational Research (TR) and Knowledge Mobilisation…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Knowledge Management
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Botha, Liz Johanson; Baxen, Jean – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
The preparation of teachers for diversity within and between schools is a growing focus in teacher education worldwide, and particularly in South Africa, where the education landscape has shifted dramatically since the democratic elections of 1994. While diversity is a recurring theme in the literature, the matter of contextual diversity still…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Disadvantaged, Teacher Education Programs
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du Plessis, Anna Elizabeth; Sunde, Eva – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2017
Previous research indicates that beginning teachers are not fully prepared for what awaits them in the workforce. This study highlights the value of partnerships among higher education providers, schools and employers and links the experiences of beginning teachers to initial teacher education (ITE). Real-life experiences from the field provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Davids, M. Noor – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
This article investigates common understandings and practices of a group of supervisors assessing students during the Teaching Practicum in South Africa. In the light of this context and the need for a constructivist approach to develop students to be able to teach in diverse contexts, the question that the research intends to answer is as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Teacher Education, Practicum Supervision
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Ebersöhn, Liesel; Loots, Tilda; Eloff, Irma; Ferreira, Ronél – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
This article uses a South African case study to argue that postcolonial, emerging economy societies in transition often contain schools characterised as high risk and high need. Such schools require teachers to adapt to roles other than facilitating learning, such as psychosocial support and care, and which requires additional professional…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Disadvantaged Schools, At Risk Students
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Samuel, Michael – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
This paper will focus on the shifts in discourses about teacher education and teacher voice within the South African research and policy environment over the last four decades. The alignment of the political and educational agenda in providing resistance to the apartheid system culminated in 1994, the start of the new democracy. The preceding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Unions
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Robinson, Maureen – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2014
In a country like South Africa, as in many other countries around the world, there is an imperative to prepare student teachers for a wide variety of social contexts, as part of breaking the cycle of disadvantage for poor learners. This article explores the challenge of placing student teachers for their field experience in schools that differ…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Chikoko, Vitallis; Gilmour, James David; Harber, Clive; Serf, Jeff – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2011
This paper argues the importance in and for a democratic state and society of discussing controversial issues in education. In particular it analyses two national educational contexts, that of England and South Africa. It considers both whether they provide a suitable framework for teaching controversial issues in school classrooms and if they…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teacher Education Curriculum, Interviews
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Bantwini, Bongani D. – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2009
This paper reports on a study that investigated whether district continued professional development (CPD) sufficiently prepared teachers for their classroom practice. Analysis of CPD models used with primary-school natural science teachers in a district in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa was conducted. Findings indicated that the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Natural Sciences, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Shallcross, Tony; Loubser, Callie; Le Roux, Cheryl; O'Donoghue, Rob; Lupele, Justin – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2006
This paper focuses on a British Council funded Higher Education Link project involving three institutions--Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK and two South African institutions, the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Rhodes University. The link is a research and development project that has three main research strands:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research and Development, Sustainable Development, Teacher Education
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Hoadley, Ursula – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2003
The article reports research in two South African grade 3 classrooms, one located within a disadvantaged school and one in an affluent suburban school. The research examines the pacing rules of different transmission practices: weak pacing (a slower rate of transmission) is associated with pedagogy in the working-class school, and strong pacing (a…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Pacing, Disadvantaged Schools, Suburban Schools