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Maluleke, Mzamani J. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching and learning mathematics in South Africa (SA) is characterised by serious challenges because the pass rate in Mathematics is always below the expected level. The introduction of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) ushered in new hope that the situation would improve. However, teachers still encounter challenges when they use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Code Switching (Language), English Language Learners
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Naidoo, Sarojini – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has become an increasingly worrying phenomenon among adolescents and young adults. This study sought to address the paucity of data about the prevalence, nature, and functions of NSSI in the South African context. The Inventory of Statements about Self-harm and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were administered to…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Prins, Chevonne; Joubert, Ina; Ferreira-Prevost, Judite; Moen, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Discipline is essential to learning, but in culturally diverse groups it could become a challenge for teachers. Positive discipline, respect for human rights and the creation of a sense of belonging promotes culturally responsive and disciplined learners. This study investigated the social and cultural contexts of discipline in early grade South…
Descriptors: Discipline, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Hart, Samantha Anne; Laher, Sumaya – South African Journal of Education, 2019
One of the central themes across education policies in South Africa is ensuring equal access to education in a context of diminishing resources. The roll-out of technology in schools plays a pivotal role in achieving equity. With the emphasis on technology integration, it is imperative to fully understand the factors that influence this process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Fleisch, Brahm; Dixon, Kerryn – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The Grade 2 learner results of the Early Grade Reading Study (EGRS) randomised control trial (RCT) in the North West province showed that the structured pedagogic intervention model that included instructional coaching, lesson plans, and quality learning materials was more cost-effective than a similar intervention model that excluded coaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Avci, Filiz; Kirbaslar, Fatma Gülay; Sesen, Burcin Acar – South African Journal of Education, 2019
In this study we aimed to analyse the effects of the Instructional Curriculum based on Cooperative Learning (ICBCL) prepared for the subjects, the orders of electrons and chemical properties, chemical bonds, compounds and their formulas, and mixtures on 7th grade learners' learning achievements, motivations to learn science, and their attitudes…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Grade 7
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Akbasli, Sait; Erçetin, Sefika Sule; Kubilay, Sevda – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between deontic justice attitudes among prospective teachers and their tendencies towards academic dishonesty. Participants in the study were 403 university students attending different departments of the Education Faculty of the Hacettepe University, a state university in the Central Anatolia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Justice, Preservice Teachers, Ethics
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Gcelu, Ntombizandile – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study focused on the effectiveness of stakeholder collaboration in the prevention of learner pregnancy in secondary schools. Literature indicates that teamwork is a powerful tool for positive results and that stakeholder collaboration is key to preventing learner pregnancy. The author believes that formal and informal collaboration are…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Cooperation, Prevention, Pregnancy
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Joubert, Carmen; Hay, Johnnie – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study explored how culturally relevant stories could be used to bolster the lay counselling competencies of teachers furthering their studies in an honours degree in learner support -- while working in schools with limited resources and at-risk children. One possible way of supporting teachers to be effective in the lay counselling role is to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education, Counselor Training, Lay People
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Booi, Kwanele; Khuzwayo, Mamsi Ethel – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Course outlines for science teachers, designed and developed at 6 universities, were critically analysed and compared with the guidelines for science education set out in the national policy framework known as the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications (MRTEQ) to identify the characteristics of a competent science teacher.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers
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Isaacs, Shafika; Roberts, Nicky; Spencer-Smith, Garth – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This paper compares the mixed-methods evaluation findings of the ukuFUNda Virtual School (UVS) with evaluations of three different mobile learning (m-learning) programmes in Africa: the information and communication technologies for rural education (ICT4RED); the Kenya Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) study and the Nokia Mobile Mathematics…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Gaillard, Claire – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The future of South Africa's economic growth rests on addressing critical scarce-skills labour shortages. Matriculants are called on to break the cycle of poverty by entering the scarce-skills workforce. The demonstration of a high level of mathematics, science, and technology competency is viewed as a gateway towards achieving this goal. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Pre-service accounting teachers perform a variety of calculations in accounting courses, for example, they calculate and compare company financial ratios, calculate dividends, interests, and variances. Mathematics is thus a crucial tool for performing accounting calculations. This paper reports on a study designed in order to investigate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers, Accounting, Computation
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Morelle, Mokwena; Tabane, Ramodungoane – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Diversity in education is not about different races only; in the South African context it also refers, for instance, to types of schools or different learning styles. Inclusivity in education thus refers to all learners, regardless of their abilities, being noticed and encouraged to share and learn in the same space. However, the South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Elementary School Students, Students with Disabilities
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Msimanga, Mothofela R. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study examined how teachers in multi-grade classrooms manage and use available resources in their classrooms. The study focused on multi-grade classrooms in farm schools in the Free State province of South Africa that cover Grades 1 to 9. The concepts "multi-grade classrooms" and "resources" are explained below. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multigraded Classes, Educational Resources, Textbooks
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