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Yildirim, Günseli; Özyilmaz Akamca, Güzin – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Learning ought to be supported by both in class activities and outdoor activities contributing to structuring knowledge. Outdoor activities allow children to actively participate and to learn by doing. Learning requires a lot of work and activities. These activities, which provide primary experiences, help children to change theoretical knowledge…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Learning Activities, Child Development, Preschool Children
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Micanovic, Veselin; Novovic, Tatjana; Maslovaric, Biljana – South African Journal of Education, 2017
In accordance with the general principles of the present inclusion in advanced education systems, which are based on the support of children with special educational needs and their inclusion in regular teaching process along with their peers, inclusive values are gradually becoming a reality in the Montenegrin educational process. The paper aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Teaching
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Shaik, N.; Ebrahim, H. B. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This article addresses a theme that is slipping from the early childhood education agenda in South Africa, namely, child participation. It foregrounds different forms of agency as children participate in teacher-created learning spaces. This view is important to consider in the context of young children as active participants in learning, concerns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Qualitative Research, Video Technology
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Yoleri, Sibel – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between gender and the temperamental characteristics of children between the ages of five and six, as well as to assess their behavioural problems. The sample included 128 children selected by simple random sampling from 5-6 year old children, receiving preschool education in the city centre of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Gender Differences, Personality Traits, Preschool Children
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Izadpanah, Shirin; Günçe, Kaðan – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Quality design and appropriate space organization in preschool settings can support preschool children's educational activities. Although the relationship between the well-being and development of children and physical settings has been emphasized by many early childhood researchers, there is still a need for theoretical design guidelines that are…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Preschool Education, Educational Methods, Design Preferences
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Demirbas, Murat; Ertuðrul, Nurcan – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The purpose of the present study is to identify preschoolers' conceptual perceptions of states of matter, this issue that they often come across in their daily and social life. The study was designed as a qualitative case study. The population of the study was comprised of 25 preschoolers studying at two primary schools located in Kýrýkkale and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research
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Petersen, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2014
In the context of the foundation phase, where women tend to dominate, the increasing numbers of male students entering teaching programmes for this phase of schooling has generated considerable praise, as well as criticism. This paper explores the views of two first-year foundation phase (FP) student cohorts at a Johannesburg university about male…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Males, Student Attitudes
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Pitt, Catherine; Luger, Rosemary; Bullen, Ann; Phillips, Diana; Geiger, Martha – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to present a preliminary, qualitative review of a therapeutic programme for preschool children and their parents in severely under-resourced contexts to aid the development of the underlying skills required to be ready for formal school. A team of two pairs, each comprising an occupational therapist and a community…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parents, School Readiness, Occupational Therapy
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Ruto-Korir, Rose; Lubbe-De Beer, Carien – South African Journal of Education, 2012
We explore the use of video and photo elicitation in a research study undertaken to understand the way in which preschool teachers perceive and construct their provision of children's educational experiences. We explore the value of visually elicited interviews based on video footage and photographs captured during teaching and learning in four…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Foreign Countries
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Ngcobo, Jabulani; Muthukrishna, Nithi – South African Journal of Education, 2011
With the release of Education White Paper 6: Special Needs Education--Building an Inclusive Education and Training System the issue of inclusive schooling has formed a growing part of the education debate in South Africa. There have been inclusive education pilot projects undertaken by the national and provincial education departments and various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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du Plessis, Sandra; Louw, Brenda – South African Journal of Education, 2008
Multilingualism in classrooms is currently prompting debate and has significantly impacted on schooling in South Africa over the last decade. At present South African educators face the challenge of coping with and finding solutions to culturally and linguistically diverse urban school contexts which did not exist before. In many South African…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Rossi, June; Stuart, Anita – South African Journal of Education, 2007
It is believed that learners who experience barriers to learning and development are at risk for formal education and that stimulation can off set these barriers, ensuring that learners are able to actualise their potential. An intervention programme was designed with the aim of improving abilities in learners who had not yet attained the learning…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Barriers, At Risk Students, Intervention
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van Wyk, Noleen; Lemmer, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Estimates suggest that approximately 12% of South Africans are HIV positive. As a result of the rapid increase of infections in the mid-1990s and the concomitant increase in HIV/AIDS-related deaths, it is estimated that 13% of children have lost one or both parents due to AIDS. In this study data were obtained by open-ended written accounts by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Educational Policy