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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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Fleisch, Brahm; Taylor, Stephen; Schöer, Volker; Mabogoane, Thabo – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article illustrates the value of large-scale impact evaluations with counterfactual components. It begins by exploring the limitations of small-scale impact studies, which do not allow reliable inference to a wider population or which do not use valid comparison groups. The paper then describes the design features of a recent large-scale…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Reading Programs, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs
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Alipanahi, Fatemeh; Mahmoodi, Ra'na – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This study explores the differential effect of two types of corrective feedback strategies--explicit and implicit--on the acquisition and retention of correct past form of irregular verbs by Iranian English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners. Sixty out of 80 pre-intermediate EFL learners were selected as the participants, based on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Ebersöhn, L.; Eloff, I.; Finestone, M.; van Dullemen, I.; Sikkema, K.; Forsyth, B. – South African Journal of Education, 2012
In this article we describe how using a visual, child-friendly measure of resilience in a randomised control trial (RCT), the Kgolo Mmogo (KM) project, resulted in representative insights on resilience in a mother-child relationship where the mother is HIV-positive. We used the existing psychological method Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) to measure…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Randomized Controlled Trials
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Fleisch, Brahm; Taylor, Nick; Herholdt, Roelien; Sapire, Ingrid – South African Journal of Education, 2011
Can providing learner support materials, particularly custom-designed workbooks, improve primary mathematics achievement more cost effectively than providing conventional textbooks? To contribute to this debate, this paper reports on the findings of a study conducted in 2010 by a consortium of educational researchers at JET Education Services and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Randomized Controlled Trials