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Schulze, Salomé; Lemmer, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Science education is particularly important for both developed and developing countries to promote technological development, global economic competition and economic growth. This study explored the relationship between family experiences, the motivation for science learning, and the science achievement of a group of Grade Nine learners in South…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries, Student Motivation
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Meier, Corinne; Lemmer, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2015
International evidence confirms that parental involvement has substantial benefits for families and schools, as well as long-term economic benefits for developed and developing countries. To implement sound parental involvement two-way communication between home and school is essential. Schools worldwide tend to focus on communication from the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Family School Relationship, Educational Quality
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Tsotetsi, Stephen; van Wyk, Noleen; Lemmer, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2008
The concept of decentralisation originates from the belief that the state cannot alone control schools, but should share its power with other stakeholders, particularly those closer to the school, on a partnership basis. The South African Schools Act (Act 84 of 1996) mandates the establishment of school governing bodies that allow…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Educational Needs, Governing Boards
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van Wyk, Noleen; Lemmer, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Estimates suggest that approximately 12% of South Africans are HIV positive. As a result of the rapid increase of infections in the mid-1990s and the concomitant increase in HIV/AIDS-related deaths, it is estimated that 13% of children have lost one or both parents due to AIDS. In this study data were obtained by open-ended written accounts by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Educational Policy