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Coetzee, Dané; Pienaar, Anita E.; van Wyk, Yolanda – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Visual motor integration plays an important role in academic skills of learners in the early school years and can have an impact on their overall academic performance. Aim: This study aimed to determine the influence of socio-economic status (SES) on changes in visual-motor integration, visual perception and motor coordination over a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Psychomotor Skills, Socioeconomic Status, Grade 1
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Wadende, Pamela; Oburu, Paul O.; Morara, Abel – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
The indigenous communities in Africa, specifically Kenya, which is the focus of this article, had their own well-developed motivational systems that positively enhanced teaching and learning programmes in the community. These motivational systems were manifested in behaviours that were presented as sequential cultural tasks that demanded active…
Descriptors: African Culture, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Culturally Relevant Education
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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