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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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Swanepoel, Cassie – South African Journal of Education, 2008
Worldwide teachers are faced with the task of continuously facilitating and implementing educational reform that has been designed without their participation. This exclusion of the key agents, who must mediate between the change agenda and actual change in the classroom, from the planning and decision-making processes, is detrimental to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Watson, Mark; McMahon, Mary – South African Journal of Education, 2007
This exploratory-descriptive research focuses on whether children can connect school-based experiences to future jobs that interest them. A cross-national sample of 497 South African and 365 Australian upper primary school children participated in the study. The data from one item of the Revised Career Awareness Survey were analysed using…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary School Students
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Swanepoel, Cassie; Booyse, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Previous international studies, in which the authors participated, have revealed that involvement of teachers in decision-making and responsibility-taking processes is crucial for their receptiveness towards implementation of current and future educational change. It is also evident that the role and responsibilities of school principals have…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Principals, Foreign Countries, Educational Change