NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 15 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Gaillard, Claire – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The future of South Africa's economic growth rests on addressing critical scarce-skills labour shortages. Matriculants are called on to break the cycle of poverty by entering the scarce-skills workforce. The demonstration of a high level of mathematics, science, and technology competency is viewed as a gateway towards achieving this goal. The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Baxen, Jean; Botha, Liz Johanson – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Poor literacy and numeracy levels in schools have raised questions in South Africa, as they have internationally, on the quality and appropriateness of initial teacher education for preparing teachers for the complexities faced in schools generally and for the mediation of literacy and numeracy in the early years in particular. This paper profiles…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Agenda Setting, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Ebersohn, Liesel – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Single case studies are prolific in South African education research. I equate the abundance of case studies to the urgency for evidence to transform the highly unequal landscape of education opportunities. In contrast however, stand-alone case study evidence does not offer much impact in building an evidence-based body of knowledge for education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Intervention
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Raselimo, Mohaeka; Mahao, Mahao – South African Journal of Education, 2015
The end of British colonial rule in 1966 provided an impetus for curriculum reform in Lesotho. Since then, a number of curriculum and assessment reforms have been attempted, albeit with a little success. In all cases, the aim has been to achieve the goals of education for national development. The "Curriculum and Assessment Policy" 2009…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change, Educational Policy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Wolhuter, C. C. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
The aim of this study is to investigate the scholarly impact of knowledge generated as part of doctoral studies in the field of education in South Africa. The transition rate of the 97 doctoral theses completed in the various fields of education in South Africa in 2008 into peer-reviewed articles and chapters in scholarly books, as well as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Scholarship
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Jacobs, Lynette – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The way in which the media report on school violence influences public perceptions, gives rise to particular attitudes and can influence decisions by policy makers. The more frequently an issue is presented in a specific way, the more likely it is for readers to perceive the media's version as the truth. Although news is assumed to be reliable,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Violence, Misconceptions, Educational Environment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Pillay, Daisy; Karlsson, Jenni – South African Journal of Education, 2013
Universities in South Africa during apartheid reflected the racialised politics of the period. This gave rise to divisive descriptors such as "historically white/black"; "English/Afrikaans-speaking" institutions and "Bantustan'' universities. These descriptors signal a hierarchy of social status and state funding. We start…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Bibliographic Databases
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Weeks, F. H. – South African Journal of Education, 2012
Within the media and the literature the need is often expressed for the establishment of a culture of learning within South African schools. The contrasting view tends to be one of dysfunctional schools that have come into being, giving rise to significant learner behaviour problems and poor pass rates being encountered in practice. This paper is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews, School Culture, Organizational Culture
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; van der Walt, J. L.; Wolhuter, C. C. – South African Journal of Education, 2011
Not only has the number of scholarly journals worldwide increased substantially in recent years but also the number of articles published in them. However, closer examination reveals that the percentage of articles actually published has remained in the region of 25%. This implies that much of researchers' time and energy has been wasted because…
Descriptors: Research Reports, Writing for Publication, Faculty Publishing, Journal Articles
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2011
The aim of this article was to determine the international impact of Education research in South Africa, through a citation analysis of articles published in the "South African Journal of Education" from 2000 to 2010 The citation impact (nationally as well as internationally) was found to be low. The international impact has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Reports, Citation Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Myburgh, Chris; Poggenpoel, Marie – South African Journal of Education, 2009
This meta-synthesis is on research conducted by different researchers in a team research project on learners' experience of aggression in secondary schools in South Africa. The objective was to obtain a broader understanding of their experience of aggression in different contexts in South Africa, as well as possible ways to assist learners to…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Aggression, Secondary School Students, Research Projects
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Rossouw, Daneel – South African Journal of Education, 2009
A characteristic of expert educators is their ability to interpret classroom activities critically, to identify and solve problems regarding their teaching practice, and to make thoughtful or reflective instructional and classroom management decisions that are conducive to learning. For educators to be efficacious, they should be active…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Action Research, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Improvement
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Akoojee, Salim; McGrath, Simon – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Public and private provision of vocational education and training (or Further Education and Training in the South African usage) exist in a relationship with each other but are rarely considered together. An analysis is provided of recent quantitative evidence on both sectors in South Africa in order to advance the case for further policy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
Moloi, Kholeka – South African Journal of Education, 2007
I examine three main issues, which are directly linked to school management developments in South Africa since 1994: school leadership and management; professionalisation of principalship through the South African Standard for School Leadership (SASSL); and leading and managing the learning school. In exploring these issues I draw mainly on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Educational Administration