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Smit, D. M. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Bullying conjures up visions of the traditional schoolyard bully and the subordinate victim. However, bullying is no longer limited to in-person encounter, having come to include cyberbullying, which takes place indirectly over electronic media. In this electronic age, cyber platforms proliferate at an astonishing rate, all attracting the youth in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Media
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Swanepoel, Cassie – South African Journal of Education, 2009
Worldwide, and especially in South Africa, change and decentralised decision-making have been topical issues in the provision of education for the past years. It appears that teachers--the key agents in implementing the policies concerned--are largely ignored in the pre-implementation phases, and treated merely as implementers of these policies.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making
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Mathibe, Isaac – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Many schooling systems do not fulfil their mandates because of poor management and leadership. Similarly, the rigidity that one finds in schools does not only stunt schools' capacity to develop, but also leads to schools that are dysfunctional and unproductive. As a result, in countries where there is universal transformation, efficacious…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Principals, School Administration, Leadership Effectiveness
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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