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Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines the relationship between housing, a critical aspect of socio-economic conditions, and literacy achievement of children from a school in a high density suburb in South Africa. Data was collected through a quantitative survey that was administered to learners (N = 160) from four Grade Five classes. The survey included five…
Descriptors: Correlation, Housing, Reading Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
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Mwoma, Teresa; Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Much has been written about orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) with regard to their education and living. However, relatively few studies have documented the psychosocial support provided for OVC in public primary schools to enhance their psychosocial well-being. This study therefore contributes to the understanding of the challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Public Schools
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Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Education, 2012
The aim of this study was to identify and describe skills, characteristics and support networks needed by keystone Life Orientation (LO) teachers in six Gauteng schools. In this study "keystone" refers to LO teachers who make a positive impact in their schools. A qualitative research design was used to collect data through interviews,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Classroom Observation Techniques, Questionnaires, Teacher Effectiveness
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Pillay, Jace; Di Terlizzi, Marisa – South African Journal of Education, 2009
Currently there is an international shift towards inclusive education, a means of education according to which the learner is schooled in the least restrictive environment possible, to overcome his or her challenges to learning and development. Bearing this in mind we considered the experiences of a learner with learning difficulties who transited…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Special Schools, Mainstreaming, Inclusion