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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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van der Nest, Adri; Long, Caroline; Engelbrecht, Johann – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Although buoyed by the induction of a democratic government, and the high ideals of our constitution, the South African education system has in many ways not met the expectations of its people, in this case, the mathematics education community. With the birth of an expansive intended curriculum came the monitoring of the outcomes through systemic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Formative Evaluation, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Eke, Chidi Idi; Singh, Shakila – South African Journal of Education, 2018
School-based violence is serious, and on the rise in South African schools. The violence affects learners, teachers, communities and the management of schools. Towards finding possible ways to manage school violence, this article presents social networking as a strategic tool in the management of school-based violence in high schools, based on the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Change Strategies, Mass Media Use, Social Media
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Maila, Precious; Ross, Eleanor – South African Journal of Education, 2018
While education has been recognised as a route out of poverty, for many black South Africans, equality of opportunity and access to quality post-school education are often hampered by lack of resources and the lingering legacy of apartheid. The main focus of this study is on learners' perceptions in the disadvantaged rural community of Siyabuswa,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education
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Atamturk, Nurdan; Atamturk, Hakan; Dimililer, Celen – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Addressing the perceptions and the preferences of the upper-secondary school students, teachers, parents and administrators of the native speaking (NS) and non-native speaking (NNS) English teachers as well as investigating the variables affecting these preferences and perceptions, this study explores whether or not the native speaker myth is…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Preferences, Stakeholders, Secondary School Students
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Ndebele, Misheck – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article reports on a qualitative study done in Johannesburg, South Africa, which investigated attitudes of primary school principals of eight public primary schools towards the use of homework in teaching and learning in the Foundation Phase (which comprises the first three grade levels of primary schooling). Using a semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Elementary Education, Principals
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Petersen, Nadine – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper explores novice foundation phase teachers' descriptions of their experiences in the liminal stage between being a student teacher and entering the professional world of the early grade classroom. The term "liminality" was popularised by anthropologist Turner (1969), building on the early work of Van Gennep (1960), in his work…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience, Semi Structured Interviews
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Magudu, Snodia; Gumbo, Mishack – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article demonstrates, through the example of Zimbabwe, the complexities of micro-political learning during induction. It reports on the experiences of ten newly qualified teachers with micro-politics or power relations in their schools during induction and locates these experiences within the broader context of their professional development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Work Environment, Teaching Experience
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Dreyer, Lorna M. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
In its vision for education, the National Planning Commission (2011:264) of South Africa states that "all children can access and benefit from high quality education" through flexible services which are available, accessible and responsive to the needs of children, and that "specific consideration will be given to the most…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Student Needs
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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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Carl, Arend; Strydom, Sonja – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper focuses on an e-portfolio pilot initiative at the Faculty of Education at a South African university and aims to determine whether the theoretical underpinning and expectations of an e-portfolio aligns with the current practices and attributes of students' training during school practicum as teachers at a South African university. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Practicums, Electronic Publishing
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Ozcan, Denis – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine how gifted and talented students think about future careers with regard to both the awareness and especially process of such career decision-making. Particular attention is given to their perceptions about having the best career they can imagine. A qualitative research model is used in this study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Vocational Interests, Career Choice
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Van Schalkwyk, Izanette; Marais, Sandra – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The focus of this research is educators' relational experiences with learners presumed to have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in a South African school community. Although relational interaction (usually seen as trusting and caring) is an integral aspect of the learning environment, relational functioning within this context is seriously…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Jacobs, Carmelita; Collair, Lynette – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Adolescence is a phase that is associated with important identity-relevant issues. Shaping a clear sense of identity is an important step in developing a healthy psychosocial disposition, and the school is an important context where this can happen. In this article, we explore how adolescents who had attended a special needs school of skills in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Self Concept, Vocational High Schools
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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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