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Naidoo, Sarojini – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has become an increasingly worrying phenomenon among adolescents and young adults. This study sought to address the paucity of data about the prevalence, nature, and functions of NSSI in the South African context. The Inventory of Statements about Self-harm and the Beck Depression Inventory-II were administered to…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede; Gaigher, Estelle; Salagaram, Trisha – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study explored teachers' experiences in the teaching of electricity and magnetism during a Lesson Study intervention. Using a case study research design, a sample of 4 physical sciences teachers was conveniently selected from schools in rural and suburban areas. Due to logistical challenges, the 4 participants were grouped into 2 separately…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Magnets, Science Instruction
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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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Weybright, Elizabeth H.; Caldwell, Linda L.; Xie, Hui; Wegner, Lisa; Smith, Edward A. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Education is one of the strongest predictors of health worldwide. In South Africa, school dropout is a crisis where by Grade 12, only 52% of the age appropriate population remain enrolled. Survival analysis was used to identify the risk of dropping out of secondary school for male and female adolescents and examine the influence of substance use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Predictive Measurement, Secondary School Students
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Grossen, Silke; Grobler, Adelene A.; Lacante, Marlies – South African Journal of Education, 2017
South Africa, like many developing countries, is heavily burdened by high dropout and unemployment rates and an undersupply of skilled workers. Grade retention is a common practice when learners do not meet the specific requirements--especially in countries with limited socio-economic resources. In South Africa, 52% of the learners are retained at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Academic Failure, Low Achievement
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Khanare, Fumane P.; de Lange, Naydene – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The voices of school children who are orphaned and vulnerable are more often than not missing from conversations about their care and support at school. In a rural ecology this is even more so the case. This article draws on a study with school children in rural KwaZulu-Natal and explores their constructions of care and support in the age of HIV…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Qualitative Research
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Mampane, Ruth; Huddle, Christelle – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This study reports on the outcomes of educational psychology school-based intervention. The aim was to determine whether the intervention served as an educational pathway to resilience. Through a concurrent mixed-methods research design interpreted through a pragmatic lens, academic school performance of students in a rural school was used as an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology)
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Wessels, Cornelius J. J.; Diale, Boitumelo – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Globally, the effects of Facebook┬« as a social media instrument are far-reaching for all, but more so for the 21st-century adolescent. Although most adolescents spend time on Facebook, this form of social media is inadequately used to enhance their teaching, learning and counselling experiences. Schools increasingly use Facebook for social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Career Development
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Cook, A.; Maree, J. G. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This article explores the extent to which an intervention programme helped learners from two contrasting educational settings manage career-related transitions. Forty-two learners from two schools were selected, using convenience and purposive sampling, to take part in an intervention programme. Two comparison groups comprised of 45 learners from…
Descriptors: Career Change, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Career Counseling
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Waghid, Zayd – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Post-apartheid schooling in South Africa is challenged with the task of contributing towards social justice, as has been evident from the emergence of a plethora of education policies following the promulgation of the South African Schools Act in 1996. One of the most significant ways in which social justice can be cultivated in schools,…
Descriptors: Grade 11, Economics, Foreign Countries, Social Justice
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Meintjes, Aloe; Henrico, Alfred; Kroon, Japie – South African Journal of Education, 2015
The high unemployment rate in South Africa compels potential entrepreneurs to start their own businesses in order to survive. Often this is with little or no formal training or education in entrepreneurship. Since problem recognition and problem-solving are amongst the most crucial competencies required for a successful entrepreneurial career,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Business Education, Problem Solving, Competency Based Education
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Dudu, Washington T. – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The paper explores conceptions of the nature of scientific inquiry (NOSI) held by five teachers who were purposively and conveniently sampled. Teachers' conceptions of the NOSI were determined using a Probes questionnaire. To confirm teachers' responses, a semi-structured interview was conducted with each teacher. The Probes questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Creativity
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Dodeen, Hamzeh M.; Abdelfattah, Faisal; Alshumrani, Saleh – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Test-taking skills are cognitive skills that enable students to undergo any test-taking situation in an appropriate manner. This study is aimed at assessing the relationship between students' test-taking skills and each of the following variables: motivation to learn mathematics; mathematics anxiety; attitudes towards mathematics; and attitudes…
Descriptors: Test Wiseness, Secondary School Students, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Davids, Eugene Lee; Roman, Nicolette Vanessa – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The aim of this study was to compare the goals and aspirations of learners from single- and two-parent families. The study used a quantitative methodology with a cross-sectional comparative group design. The sample consisted of 853 Grade 11 learners from secondary schools in the Northern, Southern and Metro Central education districts in the…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Secondary School Students, Student Educational Objectives, Academic Aspiration
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Mnguni, Lindelani – South African Journal of Education, 2013
South Africa has had a number of curriculum reforms since 1994 which have been based on both political and education grounds. However, there is a dearth of knowledge about the nature of the envisioned graduates, especially with respect to social challenges. This can be addressed by exploring the curriculum ideology which outlines the vision of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Biology, Ideology
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