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Fleisch, Brahm; Dixon, Kerryn – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The Grade 2 learner results of the Early Grade Reading Study (EGRS) randomised control trial (RCT) in the North West province showed that the structured pedagogic intervention model that included instructional coaching, lesson plans, and quality learning materials was more cost-effective than a similar intervention model that excluded coaching.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Joubert, Carmen; Hay, Johnnie – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study explored how culturally relevant stories could be used to bolster the lay counselling competencies of teachers furthering their studies in an honours degree in learner support -- while working in schools with limited resources and at-risk children. One possible way of supporting teachers to be effective in the lay counselling role is to…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education, Counselor Training, Lay People
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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
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van Aswegen, Suzanne; Swart, Estelle; Oswald, Marietjie M. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Being aware of our thinking as we perform learning tasks and then using this knowledge to actively self-regulate what we are doing, is commonly known as metacognition. This study investigated the influence of a story-based intervention on the development of metacognition among Intermediate Phase learners engaged in content area learning. Two…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Story Telling, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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Cherrington, Avivit M. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
It is written that hope is contagious: once ignited it gains momentum, and is self-sustaining. My research project sought to stimulate dialogue and critical thinking with second year education students about what hope and hopeful schools mean to them as future teachers. The aim of this critical transformative study was to explore how the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Psychological Patterns, Social Change
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Fraser, William J. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
It has often been said that any student engagement that is poorly monitored during teaching practice (TP) will not necessarily contribute much to their professional development and teacher identity. This applies specifically to initial undergraduate teacher training. This concern became the main focus of the study on which this article is…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Undergraduate Students, Communities of Practice, Participative Decision Making
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Gush, Marianne; Greeff, Abraham P. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study reports on the development of a textbook for a school subject (Grade 8 Afrikaans second language--an official South African language). A framework for the textbook was developed by drawing from Maslow's self-actualisation and Hettler's wellness approaches, and merging these with Seligman's PERMA and the psychosocial system approach, as…
Descriptors: Psychology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages
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Masilo, Daniel Tuelo – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Bullying incidents amongst learners are realities that have made, and continue to make news headlines internationally, and South Africa is not immune to such incidents. The phenomenon of bullying not only affects the bully and the victim, but also the school, parents, and communities in general. In this paper, the researcher highlights factors…
Descriptors: Social Work, Intervention, Bullying, Foreign Countries
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Juan, Andrea; Zuze, Linda; Hanna, Sylvia; Govender, Ashika; Reddy, Vijay – South African Journal of Education, 2018
School bullying is a complex social phenomenon that negatively impacts the psychosocial well-being of students, as well as the overall culture and climate of schools. Designing appropriate interventions to combat bullying in South African schools requires nuanced information about this phenomenon. This paper examines the extent and nature of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Risk, Foreign Countries
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de Wet, Corene – South African Journal of Education, 2017
I report on an investigation into a group of Free State educators' recognition of bullying, their reactions to incidences of bullying, and their perceptions of the effectiveness of a number of bullying prevention strategies. The research instrument was a synthesis of the Delaware Research Questionnaire and questions based on findings from previous…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Bullying, Prevention, Violence
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Mampane, Ruth; Huddle, Christelle – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This study reports on the outcomes of educational psychology school-based intervention. The aim was to determine whether the intervention served as an educational pathway to resilience. Through a concurrent mixed-methods research design interpreted through a pragmatic lens, academic school performance of students in a rural school was used as an…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Resilience (Psychology)
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Maree, J. G. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article reports on the value of career construction counselling for a black man facing a career crossroads. The participant was purposefully selected from a number of people participating in a career construction counselling course who had sought career counselling. An intrinsic, single-case study design was implemented and a qualitative,…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Fear, Career Change, Midlife Transitions
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do Céu Taveira, Maria; Ribeiro, Eugénia; Cardoso, Paulo; Silva, Filipa – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This study examined the therapeutic collaboration in a case of Life Design Counseling (LDC) with narrative change and positive career outcomes. The therapeutic collaboration-change model and correspondent coding system were used to intensively study the helping relationship throughout three sessions of LDC. The collaboration coding system enables…
Descriptors: Therapy, Helping Relationship, Counselor Client Relationship, Intervention
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Pillay, Ansurie – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The South African Council for Educators' Code of Professional Ethics requires teachers to help learners develop values consistent with the fundamental rights contained in the Constitution of South Africa. To engage with such rights, teachers need to have the agency to develop such values, and this article explores how teachers of English in South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Self Concept, Change Agents
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Benjamin, Louis – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Learners in South Africa lag behind in literacy and numeracy skills relative to their peers in other countries. This is ascribed to a lack of quality education in the preschool and Foundation Phases of schooling, and conditions related to poverty. The Basic Concepts Mediated Learning Programme (BCMLP) aims to promote the conceptual development of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Concept Teaching
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