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Rachmatullah, Arif; Ha, Minsu; Park, Jisun – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study demonstrates the relations of the position of education in the correlation between religiosity, and socioeconomic variables by using national-level, and large survey data. We used data from the international survey of 68 countries, and used statistical methods to create the composite scores of every variable. Next, we used Pearson and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Religion, Socioeconomic Status, Cross Cultural Studies
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Basson, Philip; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The South African Schools Act 84 of 1996 requires school governing bodies (SGBs) to take responsibility for the management of school finances. However, research in this field of study revealed that many SGB members lack the necessary knowledge and financial skills to effectively and efficiently manage schools' finances. This has resulted in more…
Descriptors: School Administration, Governing Boards, Educational Finance, Money Management
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Madimetsa, Joseph Mosoge; Challens, Branwen Henry; Mgadla, Isaac Xaba – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The challenge of low performing schools continues to rear its ugly head in many countries, including South Africa. The responses to low performance differ from country to country, but none of these have included the enhancement of collective teacher efficacy in their repertoire. Research shows that collective teacher efficacy is positively related…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, School Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Collegiality
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Segalo, Letlhoyo; Rambuda, Awelani Melvin – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In South Africa, the common law principle of "in loco parentis" entitles teachers, as the guardians in the school environment, to discipline learners. However, in view of new legislation advancing children's rights, it is unclear as to the extent to which teachers can or do enact the "loco parentis" role. This study employed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Discipline Policy, Focus Groups
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Díez, Fernando; Iraurgi, Ioseba; Sanchez, Aurelio Villa – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The objective of this study is to contribute to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and their impact on schools in the Basque Country, Spain. Specifically, it analyses two models: the EFQM Excellence Model, which originated in the business world, and the Integrated Quality Project (IQP) Model, which has a humanistic focus and arose from an…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Models, Quality Assurance, Teacher Attitudes
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Terhoven, René; Fataar, Aslam – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the way in which the school management teams (SMTs) of three selected working-class schools have developed and implemented a range of leadership practices within their schools in order to provide a platform for optimal teaching and learning. The article is based on qualitative research conducted in schools on the outskirts…
Descriptors: Working Class, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Leadership Role
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Winnaar, Lolita; Arends, Fabian; Beku, Unathi – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper is a secondary analysis, using data from the South African 2015 cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS is a trend study that assesses Mathematics and Science achievement and is designed to measure changes in the education system over time. The participants of the study included 12,514 learners…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Foreign Countries
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Umugiraneza, Odette; Bansilal, Sarah; North, Delia – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Teaching approaches and assessment practices are key factors that contribute to the improvement of learner outcomes. The study on which this article is based, explored the methods used by KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) teachers in teaching and assessing mathematics and statistics. An instrument containing closed and open-ended questions was distributed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Statistics
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Juan, Andrea; Visser, Mariette – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Determinants of educational achievement extend beyond the school environment to include the home environment. Both environments provide tangible and intangible resources to students that can influence science achievement. South Africa provides a context where inequalities in socio-economic status are vast, thus the environments from whence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Family Environment
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Arends, Fabian; Winnaar, Lolita; Mosimege, Mogege – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Teachers play an important role in the provision of quality education. The variety of classroom practices they use in interacting with learners play a critical role in the understanding of mathematical concepts and overall performance in Mathematics. Following the work done by Hattie (2009, 2012) in relation to classroom practices this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Coetzee, Susan; Venter, Rienie – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Learner absenteeism often occurs involuntarily due to learners' social and economic circumstances. Notwithstanding this fact, there is a worldwide trend towards a more punitive and retributory management approach to address learner absenteeism. Because such an approach neglects to consider absentees' specific circumstances, it fails to address…
Descriptors: Attendance, Educational Policy, Risk, Laws
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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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Bhengu, Thamsanqa Thulani; Myende, Phumlani Erasmus – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This paper explores what, from school principals' perspectives, constitutes leadership for coping with and adapting to policy change within deprived school contexts. Using qualitative interpretive research, we drew from the practices of five principals that were purposively selected from a broader study, which focused on school principals'…
Descriptors: Principals, Coping, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Rangongo, Paul; Mohlakwana, Mokgadi; Beckman, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This paper investigates the underlying causes of financial mismanagement in public schools and focuses on the perceptions of various role players in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The various Departments of Basic Education in South Africa allocate funds to schools each year, and expect school principals and school governing bodies to manage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Financial Problems, Money Management
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