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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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Sibanda, Jabulani – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction
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Çelik, Servet; Kasapoðlu, Hülya – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Recent modifications to the Turkish educational system have mandated that instruction in English begin in the 2nd grade, rather than the 4th grade, as was previously required. Consequently, substantial modification of the elementary (2nd through 8th grade) English language teaching program has been carried out in order to accommodate this change.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kassile, Telemu – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This paper examines regional differentials in pass rates in Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in Mainland Tanzania. In particular, the paper investigates the effects of pupil-teacher ratio (PTR), pupil-latrine ratio (PLR), pupil-classroom ratio (PCR), availability of electricity in schools, and secondary school and above education of women…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Surveys, Health, Foreign Countries
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Boateng, Nana Adowaa – South African Journal of Education, 2014
The paper examines the extent to which sub-national public officials are efficient in delivering basic education services and argues that technical inefficiencies, especially in the management of public funds for education, could potentially contribute to poor education service delivery in South Africa. A conceptual framework is proposed to show…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Efficiency, Evidence, Delivery Systems
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Govender, D. Sagree; Sookrajh, Reshma – South African Journal of Education, 2014
Global and national concerns that corporal punishment is still being used, openly in certain milieus and surreptitiously in others, suggests that education stakeholders need to take cognisance of teachers' perceptions and experiences that influence their classroom discipline in the context of changing curriculum policies and legislation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discipline, Punishment, Teacher Attitudes
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van Wyk, Noleen; Lemmer, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Estimates suggest that approximately 12% of South Africans are HIV positive. As a result of the rapid increase of infections in the mid-1990s and the concomitant increase in HIV/AIDS-related deaths, it is estimated that 13% of children have lost one or both parents due to AIDS. In this study data were obtained by open-ended written accounts by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Educational Policy