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Madimetsa, Joseph Mosoge; Challens, Branwen Henry; Mgadla, Isaac Xaba – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The challenge of low performing schools continues to rear its ugly head in many countries, including South Africa. The responses to low performance differ from country to country, but none of these have included the enhancement of collective teacher efficacy in their repertoire. Research shows that collective teacher efficacy is positively related…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, School Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Collegiality
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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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Vezzani, Claudio; Vettori, Giulia; Pinto, Giuliana – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Students' conceptions of learning represent an influential factor for learning, yet the few existing studies used measures with limited validity and lacked to provide a model for middle school students. This research aimed to provide a preliminary validation of 'Learning Conception Questionnaire' (LCQ) by Liverta Sempio and Marchetti (2001) aimed…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Measurement Techniques
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Chi, Sung-Ae; Kim, SeongHyun; Kim, Nak-Heung – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The school adjustment of children is the cornerstone of their development, and has been known to be influenced by a variety of factors. This study investigated the effects of peer relationships, theory of mind (ToM), hot executive function (hot EF), and cognitive ability on young children's school adjustment. Participants were 183 children with a…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Peer Relationship, Theory of Mind, Executive Function
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Khuzwayo, Mamsi Ethel – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study records findings of a study carried out in a group of 100 students at a South African university. This study examines the group's assignments as a way of gathering evidence about pre-service teachers' achievements in the process of education and training. The empirical study was based on comparative analysis of scores obtained by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Yaraya, Tatyana A.; Masalimova, Alfiya R.; Vasbieva, Dinara G.; Grudtsina, Ludmila Yu. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The relevance of the problem presented in the article is based on the implementation of the rights of learners with special educational needs for obtaining an education. They must have architectural and methodological access to education, and also benevolent, tolerant, non-judgmental attitudes towards them on the part of teachers. This phenomenon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes
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Prinsloo, C. H.; Rogers, S. C.; Harvey, J. C. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
South African learner achievement remains poor, despite large investment in schooling over the last two decades. Literature and research findings offer no single explanation or solution. In this article, the authors explored the relative contribution of specific language factors such as the role of home- and school-language equivalence, cultural…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Language Proficiency, Performance Factors, Grade 9
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Woudstra, Marit Helen; van Rensburg, Estie Janse; Visser, Maretha; Jordaan, Joyce – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Learner-to-teacher bullying is a focus area that has not been widely researched. The current research, underpinned by the ecosystemic paradigm, examined the proportion of teachers who reported exposure to bullying by learners. The study was carried out by using the Learner-to-teacher Bullying Questionnaire developed for this research.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), High School Students
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Munyengabe, Sylvestre; Haiyan, He; Yiyi, Zhao – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Teaching and learning processes have been developed through different methods and materials; nowadays the introduction of computers and other ICT tools in different forms and levels of education have been found to be highly influential in education system of different countries. The main objective of this study was to correlate Information…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Efficiency, Public Schools
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Pillay, Jace – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This article examines the relationship between housing, a critical aspect of socio-economic conditions, and literacy achievement of children from a school in a high density suburb in South Africa. Data was collected through a quantitative survey that was administered to learners (N = 160) from four Grade Five classes. The survey included five…
Descriptors: Correlation, Housing, Reading Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
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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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Weybright, Elizabeth H.; Caldwell, Linda L.; Xie, Hui; Wegner, Lisa; Smith, Edward A. – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Education is one of the strongest predictors of health worldwide. In South Africa, school dropout is a crisis where by Grade 12, only 52% of the age appropriate population remain enrolled. Survival analysis was used to identify the risk of dropping out of secondary school for male and female adolescents and examine the influence of substance use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Predictive Measurement, Secondary School Students
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Mkhize, Msizi Vitalis; Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy – South African Journal of Education, 2017
Mathematics proficiency has an acknowledged impact on students' accounting grades. Success in this core business subject is dependent on students' mathematical aptitude, attitude and type of secondary schooling. Our study investigated accounting students' attitudes to mathematics on domains of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales…
Descriptors: Accounting, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematical Aptitude
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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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Le Roux, Natalie; Sebolai, Kabelo – South African Journal of Education, 2017
The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination in South Africa is a standardised assessment whose main function is to determine whether Grade 12 learners have mastered subject knowledge at the culmination of their secondary education. Alongside this, the National Benchmark Test Project (NBTP) was introduced to develop the National Benchmark…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Grade 12, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Skills
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