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Rusznyak, Lee – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Promoting teacher professionalism is regarded as a strategy to address the disparate quality of learning in South African classrooms. Through a qualitative analysis of initial teacher education (ITE) programmes offered by five universities, this paper analyses the messages of teacher professionalism transmitted to pre-service teachers. Findings…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Moral Values
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McKay, Tracey; Mafanya, Madodomzi; Horn, André C. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study contributes to the literature by documenting the working conditions as well as the socio-economic and demographic profile of teachers employed in Johannesburg's inner city low-fee private schools. A total of 42 teachers, working in 10 randomly selected inner city private schools, participated in a self-administered questionnaire survey.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Bantwini, Bongani D.; Moorosi, Pontso – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The role of circuit managers is an essential component of school district leadership, which provides a necessary bridge between schools and government. School districts play a vital role in continuously collaborating, guiding and leading, and challenging schools to raise standards. In this paper, we draw on a subset of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Gush, Marianne; Greeff, Abraham P. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study reports on the development of a textbook for a school subject (Grade 8 Afrikaans second language--an official South African language). A framework for the textbook was developed by drawing from Maslow's self-actualisation and Hettler's wellness approaches, and merging these with Seligman's PERMA and the psychosocial system approach, as…
Descriptors: Psychology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages
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Dempster, Edith R.; Kirby, Nicki F. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Public perception of "declining standards" in school-leaving examinations often accompanies increases in pass rates in schoolleaving examinations. "Declining standards" to the public means easier examination papers. The present study evaluates a South African attempt to estimate the level of difficulty, as distinct from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability, Difficulty Level, Science Tests
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Kazeni, Monde; Baloyi, Eddy; Gaigher, Estelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The South African Physical Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) requires learners to develop science inquiry skills, including Integrated Science Inquiry Skills (ISIS). However, the performance of learners in assessment tasks related to ISIS has been consistently poor over several years. The use of ineffective pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Maphalala, Mncedisi Christian; Mpofu, Nhlanhla – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores the way in which values education is incorporated in the Life Orientation (LO) curriculum of the Senior Phase (Grades 7-9) in South Africa. Researchers agree that in the light of the current need to regenerate morals and re-norm the nation, values are critical. From the moment they are born, children learn by observing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Holtman, Lorna; Martin, Jennifer; Mukuna, Robert – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Key policies on teacher development emphasise the necessity of a teaching force that is competent to apply learner-centred practices. Barriers to learning, like poverty, present huge classroom challenges and have implications for in-service programmes intended to develop learner-centred practices. This study endeavoured to determine factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Student Centered Learning
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Raselimo, Mohaeka; Thamae, Cornel George – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine the alignment or misalignment between the Lesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education (LGCSE) programme and the Lesotho Curriculum and Assessment Policy (CAP), with a focus on Geography and Sesotho syllabi. The study employed content analysis of the two syllabi to identify areas of alignment with the…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, African Languages, Secondary School Students, Geography Instruction
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Botha, Carolina S.; Rens, Julialet – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article reflects on the experiences of 100 South African beginner teachers and contextualises their experiences of reality shock by applying the 'ready, willing and able' model of Shulman and Shulman (2004). A discourse analysis of critical reflection on experiences during their first year(s) of teaching provided insight into the challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Readiness, Teacher Attitudes
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Bingimlas, Khalid – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This self-assessment study aims to investigate Saudi teachers' knowledge about the three essential components of TPACK, technology, content, and pedagogy. A quantitative research design was employed. The sample included 111 males and 132 females; out of which, 116 were primary grade teachers, 55 were middle grade teachers, and 72 were secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Liao, Chin-Wen; Chang, Chin-Wen; Lin, Hung-I; Cheng, Po-Wen – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study establishes competency indicators for digital electronics contestants in skills competitions to examine instructor importance levels as well as to observe the competency indicator performance of the contestants these instructors had trained. Using a purposive sampling method, the digital electronics skill competition "Golden Hand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Competition, Teacher Attitudes
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Rubbi Nunan, Julie Shantone – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Victims' experiences of learner challenging behaviour in South African primary schools are an ongoing problem that is cause for concern, where additionally, the parents of the perpetrators are unapologetic, and defending their wrongdoing. In this scenario, there is little teachers can do to address ill-disciplined learners. In effect, teacher…
Descriptors: Victims, Behavior Problems, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Smit, Brigitte – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In this article, bullying in South African schools is conceptualised regarding both the phenomenon and the leadership style using a relational framework. An instrumental case study nested in social constructivism was applied. I employed semistructured interviews, including some open-ended questionnaires, based on the same interview questions.…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Case Studies, Bullying, Constructivism (Learning)
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Masilo, Daniel Tuelo – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Bullying incidents amongst learners are realities that have made, and continue to make news headlines internationally, and South Africa is not immune to such incidents. The phenomenon of bullying not only affects the bully and the victim, but also the school, parents, and communities in general. In this paper, the researcher highlights factors…
Descriptors: Social Work, Intervention, Bullying, Foreign Countries
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