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Marais, Elma; Nel, Carisma; Dlavane, Dolly – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: Universities, specifically faculties of education, have the responsibility to ensure that student teachers are introduced to the complexities involved in planning conceptually sound, coherent and cohesive lessons. Objectives: The objectives of this study were to determine how prepared students teachers are to plan children's literature…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Questioning Techniques, Childrens Literature, African Languages
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Fonseca, Kathleen; Petersen, Nadine – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
This study reports on an intervention that was aimed at improving the content knowledge of first-year intermediate-phase education students at a South African university. The study gives some insight into preservice teachers' perceptions of an online programme for the development of mathematics common content knowledge for teachers of mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Mashiya, Nontokozo – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper reports on a case study of male foundation phase pre-service students who were among the first cohort to specialise in the foundation phase since the inception of the programme at one South African university. The students reported on their experiences of teaching in a female-dominated field and their views about their preparedness to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Green, Whitfield; Adendorff, Michael; Mathebula, Bongekile – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper explores the extent to which foundation phase teacher supply meets demand in South Africa, against a backdrop of considerable change in an education system endeavouring to fulfil the needs of a 21st century society while still battling with significant inequalities in the distribution of skills. The primary purpose of the paper is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Osman, Ruksana; Booth, Shirley – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2014
This paper makes a case for a new impetus in creating a coherent research basis for childhood education and teacher education in South Africa. We are proposing a three level -- teacher educators, student teachers and practising teachers -- research-led approach that integrates teacher education, schooling and early learning. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Higher Education