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Hart, Samantha Anne; Laher, Sumaya – South African Journal of Education, 2019
One of the central themes across education policies in South Africa is ensuring equal access to education in a context of diminishing resources. The roll-out of technology in schools plays a pivotal role in achieving equity. With the emphasis on technology integration, it is imperative to fully understand the factors that influence this process.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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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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Kajee, Leila – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Teaching English with digital technology has exacerbated the process of teaching and learning. In youth leisure, computers are more than information devices: they convey stories, images, identities, and fantasies through providing imaginative opportunities for play, and as cultural and ideological forms. In this paper, I report on a project…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Personal Narratives, English (Second Language)
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Steenekamp, Karen; van der Merwe, Martyn; Mehmedova, Aygul Salieva – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores the views of student teachers who were provided vicarious learning opportunities during an educational excursion, and how the learning enabled them to develop their teacher professional identity. This qualitative research study, using a social-constructivist lens highlights how vicarious learning influenced student teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ndebele, Misheck – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study done in Johannesburg, South Africa, which investigated attitudes of primary school principals of eight public primary schools towards the use of homework in teaching and learning in the Foundation Phase (which comprises the first three grade levels of primary schooling). Using a semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Elementary Education, Principals
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McKay, Tracey; Mafanya, Madodomzi; Horn, André C. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study contributes to the literature by documenting the working conditions as well as the socio-economic and demographic profile of teachers employed in Johannesburg's inner city low-fee private schools. A total of 42 teachers, working in 10 randomly selected inner city private schools, participated in a self-administered questionnaire survey.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Bergman, Manfred Max; Bergman, Zinette; Gravett, Sarah – South African Journal of Education, 2011
This article develops the Explanatory Model of School Dysfunctions based on 80 essays of school principals and their representatives in Gauteng. It reveals the degree and kinds of school dysfunctions, as well as their interconnectedness with actors, networks, and domains. The model provides a basis for theory-based analyses of specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Organizational Culture, Disadvantaged Schools
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Kajee, Leila – South African Journal of Education, 2011
Major sociocultural contexts of learning such as families, communities and schools are imbued with power, and power favours some more than others. Given that schools are important sites of social and cultural reproduction, one of their major tasks is to teach learners to be literate. However, literacy is often viewed only as schooled literacy in…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Family Literacy, Social Justice, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Krüger, Deirdré; Yorke, Claire – South African Journal of Education, 2010
Inclusion of learners with diverse needs implies a shift from a medical deficit model of disability to a social systems model. The latter does not view these learners as a problem; instead the environment or society's response to these individuals is viewed as a barrier to learning. I focus on collaborative co-teaching as a key to inclusion.…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Literacy, Inclusion, Team Teaching