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Prins, Chevonne; Joubert, Ina; Ferreira-Prevost, Judite; Moen, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Discipline is essential to learning, but in culturally diverse groups it could become a challenge for teachers. Positive discipline, respect for human rights and the creation of a sense of belonging promotes culturally responsive and disciplined learners. This study investigated the social and cultural contexts of discipline in early grade South…
Descriptors: Discipline, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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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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Naude, Mariana; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Foundation phase teachers in South African schools follow a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, which entails that learners experiment freely with concepts and are encouraged to communicate and share their thoughts and ideas. In an effort to understand the impact that the physical learning environment, such…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Vuyokazi Nomlomo; Stofile, Sindiswa; Sivasubramaniam, Sivakumar – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The aim of this article is to report on the Foundation Phase (FP) teachers' professional identities in two primary schools in the Western Cape. This is meant to serve as a basis for understanding teachers' identities with regard to their teaching experience, qualifications, specialised knowledge base, and ongoing professional development. The…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Elementary School Teachers, African Languages, Foreign Countries
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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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Sibanda, Jabulani – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction
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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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Benjamin, Louis – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Learners in South Africa lag behind in literacy and numeracy skills relative to their peers in other countries. This is ascribed to a lack of quality education in the preschool and Foundation Phases of schooling, and conditions related to poverty. The Basic Concepts Mediated Learning Programme (BCMLP) aims to promote the conceptual development of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Concept Teaching
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Chi, Sung-Ae; Kim, Seong Hyun; Kim, HyunJin – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This study investigated the affects of cognitive ability, creativity, and self-esteem on kindergartners' problem behaviour. Participants were 203 children (mean age = 65.8 months) attending kindergartens in Korea. Data collection used the Korean version of Child Behaviour Checklist, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, the Torrance Test of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Check Lists
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Mangwaya, Ezron; Blignaut, Sylvan; Pillay, Shervani K. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
This qualitative study focuses on primary schools' state of readiness for the introduction of early childhood education. Adopting a multiple case study design, the article explores, through semi-structured interviews and documentation, school heads, teachers-in-charge and classroom teachers' perceptions of their respective schools' state of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Readiness, Program Implementation
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Human, Anja; van der Walt, Marthie; Posthuma, Barbara – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Poor mathematics performance in schools is both a national and an international concern. Teachers ought to be equipped with relevant subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge as one way to address this problem. However, no mathematics knowledge and practice standards have as yet been defined for the preparation of Foundation Phase…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries
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Fleisch, Brahm; Schöer, Volker – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This paper reports on a mid-point evaluation of the Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS), an innovative large-scale reform designed to improve learning outcomes. Using data from universal testing of all learners in 2008 on a provincial systemic evaluation, and data from the 2011 and 2012 Annual National Assessment (ANA) test,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, National Competency Tests
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Oswald, Marietjie; de Villiers, Jeanne-Marie – South African Journal of Education, 2013
We report the findings of a qualitative study embedded in an interpretive paradigm to determine the perceptions of South African primary school teachers and principals regarding the inclusion of learners considered gifted. Eight principals and 16 classroom teachers in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1-3) in public primary schools situated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Qualitative Research, Elementary School Teachers
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Naicker, Suraiya R.; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2013
Schooling has become increasingly complex in purpose and structure and therefore requires appropriate forms of leadership to address this challenge. One current leadership approach that is receiving national and global attention is distributive leadership. A qualitative approach was employed to investigate teachers' experiences and perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Primary Education, Elementary Schools
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Jordaan, Heila – South African Journal of Education, 2011
This paper reports on part of the first phase of a longitudinal project investigating the development of academic language in English as the Language of Teaching and Learning (LoLT) by Foundation phase learners in two different educational contexts. In the first context, the learners were all English additional language (EAL) learners taught by…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grade 1, Semantics, Longitudinal Studies
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