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Zimano, Felistas R.; Matsaure, Keresencia; Chilunjika, Alouis – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2018
Background: The use of non-conventional methods of measurement is a long-established practice in most societies. Aim: To investigate the effectiveness of non-conventional methods of measurement in the placement of children in schools in general and the 'clutch-the-ear' and get enrolled age measurement practice in particular. To expose the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Body Height, School Entrance Age
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Nyamukapa, Hilton – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
Cash transfer based social protection can potentially contribute positively upon targeted beneficiaries on a variety of developmental aspects. This study explored the pilot and scaled-up phases of the Harmonised Social Cash Transfer program to determine impacts towards improving under-eight children's access to food, education, and health…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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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