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Kao, Matiekase A.; Mzimela, Patience J. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Teaching reading skills is the cornerstone of all learning; therefore, teachers' adherence to this mandate is important. However, it becomes complicated and challenging if the teacher has to teach pre-reading skills to Grade R learners with visual impairments. In light of this challenge, researchers have endeavoured to determine the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Prereading Experience, Visual Impairments
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Setoromo, Mamasiphole; Bansilal, Sarah; James, Angela – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: It is important that mathematics teachers have a robust knowledge of the mathematics they teach. They need more than just knowledge of the content because they are expected to facilitate understanding of the content with their learners. This study focused on the knowledge of practising Grade R teachers from Lesotho. Aim: The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Numeracy
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Armstrong, Paula – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This research makes use of hierarchical linear modelling to investigate which teacher characteristics are significantly associated with student performance. Using data from the SACMEQ III study of 2007, an interesting and potentially important finding is that younger teachers are better able to improve the mean mathematics performance of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling