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Díez, Fernando; Iraurgi, Ioseba; Sanchez, Aurelio Villa – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The objective of this study is to contribute to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and their impact on schools in the Basque Country, Spain. Specifically, it analyses two models: the EFQM Excellence Model, which originated in the business world, and the Integrated Quality Project (IQP) Model, which has a humanistic focus and arose from an…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Models, Quality Assurance, Teacher Attitudes
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Terhoven, René; Fataar, Aslam – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article focuses on the way in which the school management teams (SMTs) of three selected working-class schools have developed and implemented a range of leadership practices within their schools in order to provide a platform for optimal teaching and learning. The article is based on qualitative research conducted in schools on the outskirts…
Descriptors: Working Class, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Leadership Role
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Smit, Brigitte – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In this article, bullying in South African schools is conceptualised regarding both the phenomenon and the leadership style using a relational framework. An instrumental case study nested in social constructivism was applied. I employed semistructured interviews, including some open-ended questionnaires, based on the same interview questions.…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Case Studies, Bullying, Constructivism (Learning)
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Micanovic, Veselin; Novovic, Tatjana; Maslovaric, Biljana – South African Journal of Education, 2017
In accordance with the general principles of the present inclusion in advanced education systems, which are based on the support of children with special educational needs and their inclusion in regular teaching process along with their peers, inclusive values are gradually becoming a reality in the Montenegrin educational process. The paper aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Teaching
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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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Umugiraneza, Odette; Bansilal, Sarah; North, Delia – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Teaching approaches and assessment practices are key factors that contribute to the improvement of learner outcomes. The study on which this article is based, explored the methods used by KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) teachers in teaching and assessing mathematics and statistics. An instrument containing closed and open-ended questions was distributed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Statistics
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Nkambule, Thabisile; Mukeredzi, Tabitha Grace – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The concept of student teaching practice is globally rooted in training pre-service teachers to work within diverse schools and learner populations, in dissimilar contexts. It is also a drive towards the development of knowledge, professionalism, sense of efficacy, and flexibility in their performance and interactions. There is seemingly little…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Professional Education
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Geduld, Deidre; Sathorar, Heloise – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Curriculum leadership is a complex and demanding practice, which goes beyond the research and disciplinary expertise of the curriculum leader. Engaging and leading educators in a process of curriculum change is not easy: it can be a difficult, and sometimes chaotic journey which is often characterised by philosophical debate, the calling into…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Schools of Education, Change Strategies
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Engelbrecht, Petra; Nel, Mirna; Nel, Norma; Tlale, Dan – South African Journal of Education, 2015
While the practice of inclusive education has recently been widely embraced as an ideal model for education, the acceptance of inclusive education practices has not translated into reality in most mainstream classrooms. Despite the fact that education policies in South Africa stipulate that all learners should be provided with the opportunities to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices, Inclusion
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Botha, Adèle; Herselman, Marlien – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This article draws upon the experiences gained in participating in an Information and Communication Technology for Rural Education (ICT4RED) initiative, as part of a larger Technology for Rural Education project (TECH4RED) in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The aim of this paper is to describe the conceptualisation, design…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Rural Education, Faculty Development, Learning Modules
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Henning, Elizabeth; Petker, Gadija; Petersen, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This article proposes that the "teaching/practice schools" formally affiliated to initial teacher education programmes at universities, can be utilised more optimally as research sites by student teachers. The argument is put forward with reference to the role that such schools have played historically in teacher education in the United…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Sibanda, Jabulani; Begede, Martin P. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This study employed the survey design on a purposive sample of 100 English Second Language (ESL) teachers from Swaziland and South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, to investigate the extent to which they accessed, utilised and conducted research to better their practice. A survey questionnaire and follow-up structured interviews generated…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Access to Information, English (Second Language), Teacher Researchers
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Garraway, James; Bronkhorst, Joseph; Wickham, Sharman – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Students studying Civil Engineering (CE) at the Further Education and Training (FET) colleges spend periods of time in the classroom and workshop as well as in the workplace during experiential learning. The overall purpose of education and training in the college sector is generally understood as preparing students for employability, and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Programs, Delivery Systems, Intermode Differences
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Klapwijk, Nanda M. – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Comprehension is a critical part of the reading process, and yet learners continue to struggle with it and teachers continue to neglect it in their teaching. Many reasons exist for the lack of focus on reading comprehension instruction, but for the most part, teachers simply do not seem to view comprehension as part of the reading process, are not…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Guides
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Bansilal, Sarah; Webb, Lyn; James, Angela – South African Journal of Education, 2015
With the advent of the Minimum Requirements for Teacher Education Qualifications policy (MRTEQ), higher education institutions (HEIs) are rethinking curricula for teacher training in order to enable entree for in-service teachers to reskill, retrain and have access to higher qualifications. In the field of mathematical literacy (ML), most teacher…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Numeracy, Teacher Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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