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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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du Tolt-Brits, Charlene – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Research in self-directed learning (SDL) has become imperative for education and training in the international arena, and in South Africa. This is a result of the changing education landscape all over the world, initiated by the demands of the 21st century and the changes in knowledge and information production. Teacher-centred methods are still…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Beckmann, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
South African education has become used to dealing with an array of new policy and strategy initiatives. Often these policies and strategies appear on the scene only to disappear into the sand later on. When President Ramaphosa announced the Thuma mina initiative in February 2018, educationists would have been tempted to ask questions about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Volunteers
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Mfuthwana, Thembeka; Dreyer, Lorna M. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The international debate on colonisation is gaining momentum, primarily in the Americas, Africa and Australasia. Recent incidents in South Africa, such as the Fallist movement and the protest over rules on black girls' hair at certain schools, have sparked renewed debates on (de-)colonisation in the education system. It has become critical that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Social History, World History
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Zembylas, Michalinos – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article is an attempt to bring theoretical concepts offered by decolonial theories into conversation with 'humanising pedagogy.' The question that drives this analysis is: What are the links between humanisation and the decolonisation of higher education, and what does this imply for pedagogical praxis? This intervention offers valuable…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Humanization
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Mahabeer, Pryah – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Over 21 years into democracy and the commitment for radical transformation in education, South Africa continues to adopt and adapt international imperatives and standardisations in pursuit of first world rankings. Ironically, notions of indigenisation, decolonisation and Africanisation of the curriculum have become catch words of the day. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Land Settlement, Social Justice
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Mampane, Ruth M.; Omidire, Margaret F.; Aluko, Folake Ruth – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The recent student unrest in South African public higher education institutions highlighted the call for the decolonisation of education across post-colonial countries. This research explored the construct of the "decolonisation of education" through the lens of students of different nationalities across Africa, their perspectives on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Transformative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Sathorar, Heloise; Geduld, Deidre – South African Journal of Education, 2018
We live in a dynamic world, characterised by major economic, technological and social change. Decolonising teacher education is embedded in a critical approach that aims to create counterhegemonic intellectual spaces in which new worldviews can unfold, in ways that can lead us toward change of praxis. The idea for this article was born out of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Bachelors Degrees
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Mheta, Gift; Lungu, Bwalya Nyangu; Govender, Thaiurie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The call for the decolonisation of universities and curricula in South Africa was at the centre of the 2015 Fallist protests. The protests, which left a trail of destruction and many universities closed for periods of time, had as one of their positive outcomes the precipitation of a renewed interest in the decolonisation of university education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Land Settlement
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Govender, Samantha – South African Journal of Education, 2018
South African education has experienced significant curricular reform since the mid-1990s, but its implementation has not matched expectations. This study explores teachers' perspectives on implementing these reforms in schools, with the aim of ascertaining the challenges they faced in the process, and the kind of support, guidance and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Nkambule, Gugulethu; Amsterdam, Christina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores support in primary schools in a single South African school district. The literature suggests an increased need for educator support in South Africa due to a myriad of curricular changes in the aftermath of apartheid, as well as a teacher corps that is ill-prepared for the demands posed by curricular reform. Documented research…
Descriptors: School Districts, Focus Groups, Interviews, Workshops
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Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Globally, education systems have been affected by radical social, political and economic changes. Although school principals play a pivotal role in improving student learning and attaining educational outcomes, they work under strenuous conditions to deal with multifaceted transformational issues. Principals experience great difficulty in coping…
Descriptors: Principals, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Fleisch, Brahm; Taylor, Stephen; Schöer, Volker; Mabogoane, Thabo – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article illustrates the value of large-scale impact evaluations with counterfactual components. It begins by exploring the limitations of small-scale impact studies, which do not allow reliable inference to a wider population or which do not use valid comparison groups. The paper then describes the design features of a recent large-scale…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Programs, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
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Kasa, Basak; Ersöz, Yasemin – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Turkey has undergone two significant education reforms in the last two decades. In 1997, the compulsory education period was increased from five years to eight years with the unification of primary school (five years) and middle school (three years) and vocational middle schools were dismissed. In 2012, compulsory education was increased from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Compulsory Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Moorosi, Pontso; Bantwini, Bongani D. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate how leadership styles in the Eastern Cape school districts support school improvement. Mixed methods research was employed and data was collected through the use of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with school principals in various districts. The study was guided by the following questions:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Districts, Leadership Styles, Educational Improvement
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