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Garira, Elizabeth; Howie, Sarah; Plomp, Tjeerd – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study sought to analyse quality of education and its evaluation in Zimbabwean primary schools. A qualitative research methodology was adopted. Thirty-five schools, 73 teachers, 15 school administrators and four Education Officials participated in the study. Data were collected through interviews and questionnaires and analysed through…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes
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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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Magudu, Snodia; Gumbo, Mishack – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article demonstrates, through the example of Zimbabwe, the complexities of micro-political learning during induction. It reports on the experiences of ten newly qualified teachers with micro-politics or power relations in their schools during induction and locates these experiences within the broader context of their professional development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Work Environment, Teaching Experience
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de Villiers, Rian; Weda, Zenzele – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Zimbabwean teachers constitute the largest group of migrant teachers in South Africa (Department of Higher Education & Training (DHET), 2013). The main reason South Africa welcomes migrant teachers is to ease the country's own teacher shortage. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore Zimbabwean teachers' motives for migration to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Teacher Shortage, Qualitative Research
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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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Matorera, D.; Fraser, W. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Business schools are globally often seen as structured, purpose-driven, multi-sector and multi-perspective organisations. This article is based on the response of a graduate school to an innovative industrial Quality Function Deployment-based model (QFD), which was to be adopted initially in a Master's degree programme for quality assurance…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Interviews, College Faculty
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Mutekwe, Edmore; Modiba, Maropeng – South African Journal of Education, 2012
The unequal distribution of boys and girls in certain subjects studied at school and its consequent unequal distribution of men and women in the occupational structure suggest some failure by schools and teachers to institute adequate measures to ensure learning equity. In this study we sought to unmask factors in the Zimbabwean school curriculum…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Gender Differences, Case Studies, Discourse Analysis
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Mapfumo, John S.; Chitsiko, Natsirayi; Chireshe, Regis – South African Journal of Education, 2012
We sought to establish stressors and coping mechanisms for student teachers on Teaching Practice from a Christian-related university and a government-owned teachers' college in Zimbabwe. The sample was made up of 77 participants (38 females, 39 males). Thirty-two participants were from the university and 45 were from the teachers' college. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Management, Coping, Student Teachers
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Nyaumwe, Lovemore J.; Mtetwa, David K. – South African Journal of Education, 2011
This article describes phases of post-lesson reflective dialogues that were enacted by secondary school mathematics student teachers with their peers. Five pairs of student teachers on 12 weeks of teaching practice provided data through lesson assessments, post-lesson reflective dialogues, and end-of-teaching-practice reflective interviews. A…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Student Teachers, Theories
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Chabaya, Owence; Rembe, Symphorosa; Wadesango, Newman – South African Journal of Education, 2009
We investigated and analysed the factors that women teachers consider as barriers to their advancement to headship positions in Zimbabwean primary schools. Specifically, we sought to identify the factors perceived by women school heads to be causes of persistent under-representation of women in school headship positions. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, Females, Women Administrators
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Nyaumwe, Lovemore – South African Journal of Education, 2006
The questionnaire responses of 38 secondary school mathematics teachers provided initial data for this study. About 26.3% (n = 10) of this number was sampled for classroom observation and in-depth interviews in order to assess the consistency of the dispositions. Only 15.8% of the schools in the study adopted the calculator version of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes