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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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Chansa-Kabali, Tamara – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
Inequalities on child cognitive outcomes exist as children enter the first grade. These differences are even wider for children in low-income families. This article aims to examine the extent to which home factors account for variation in early literacy outcomes in the first year of schooling. A total of 72 first graders and their parents from…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Low Income, Outcomes of Education
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Kalinde, Bibian; Vermeulen, Dorette – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
The influence that the use of a familiar language has on learning has long been explored with suggestions that a child's mother tongue is the most suited initial language of instruction in school. In Zambia, however, this is not the case as the majority of people think that young children should learn to speak in English as soon as possible…
Descriptors: Native Language, Music Education, African Languages, Singing
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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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Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Fink, Günther; Moucheraud, Corrina; Matafwali, Beatrice – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
While early childhood education has received increasing attention in the developing world in recent years, relatively little evidence is available from sub-Saharan Africa on its effects on child development and subsequent school enrolment. We use a prospective case-control design to evaluate the developmental impact of a community-based early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, School Readiness