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Roberts, Nicky; Spencer-Smith, Garth – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: There has been little Southern African research attention on the potentials of m-learning to support quality mathematics learning for young children and their caring adults. This article argues that m-learning research has shifted from claims of being promising to claims of effect in educational settings of both classrooms and homes.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Models, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction
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Chirwa, Grames W.; Naidoo, Devika – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
The national government in Malawi implemented an outcomes-based curriculum reform in 2007. To facilitate implementation, new textbooks were developed for the primary school curriculum. This study intended to explore teachers' use and perception of the new Expressive Arts textbooks. The participants consisted of 192 Expressive Arts teachers, grades…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Textbooks, Elementary School Teachers
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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
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Chirwa, Grames; Naidoo, Devika – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
The Ministry of Education in Malawi introduced a life skills education program with the intention to empower children with appropriate information and skills to deal with social and health problems affecting the nation, including the fight against HIV infections. This study investigated factors affecting the teaching of the life skills education…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Principals