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Maluleke, Mzamani J. – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching and learning mathematics in South Africa (SA) is characterised by serious challenges because the pass rate in Mathematics is always below the expected level. The introduction of the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) ushered in new hope that the situation would improve. However, teachers still encounter challenges when they use…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Code Switching (Language), English Language Learners
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Prins, Chevonne; Joubert, Ina; Ferreira-Prevost, Judite; Moen, Melanie – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Discipline is essential to learning, but in culturally diverse groups it could become a challenge for teachers. Positive discipline, respect for human rights and the creation of a sense of belonging promotes culturally responsive and disciplined learners. This study investigated the social and cultural contexts of discipline in early grade South…
Descriptors: Discipline, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Gcelu, Ntombizandile – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study focused on the effectiveness of stakeholder collaboration in the prevention of learner pregnancy in secondary schools. Literature indicates that teamwork is a powerful tool for positive results and that stakeholder collaboration is key to preventing learner pregnancy. The author believes that formal and informal collaboration are…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Cooperation, Prevention, Pregnancy
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Naude, Mariana; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Foundation phase teachers in South African schools follow a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, which entails that learners experiment freely with concepts and are encouraged to communicate and share their thoughts and ideas. In an effort to understand the impact that the physical learning environment, such…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Moyo, Zvisinei; Perumal, Juliet – South African Journal of Education, 2019
As the most stigmatised epidemic in history -- the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) have proven to be a fierce challenge to humanity. The stigmatisation associated with the HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to destroy societies worldwide. The present study was designed to explain the challenges faced by…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Bias, Correlation
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Garira, Elizabeth; Howie, Sarah; Plomp, Tjeerd – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study sought to analyse quality of education and its evaluation in Zimbabwean primary schools. A qualitative research methodology was adopted. Thirty-five schools, 73 teachers, 15 school administrators and four Education Officials participated in the study. Data were collected through interviews and questionnaires and analysed through…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes
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du Tolt-Brits, Charlene – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Research in self-directed learning (SDL) has become imperative for education and training in the international arena, and in South Africa. This is a result of the changing education landscape all over the world, initiated by the demands of the 21st century and the changes in knowledge and information production. Teacher-centred methods are still…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation
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Mfuthwana, Thembeka; Dreyer, Lorna M. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The international debate on colonisation is gaining momentum, primarily in the Americas, Africa and Australasia. Recent incidents in South Africa, such as the Fallist movement and the protest over rules on black girls' hair at certain schools, have sparked renewed debates on (de-)colonisation in the education system. It has become critical that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Social History, World History
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Govender, Samantha – South African Journal of Education, 2018
South African education has experienced significant curricular reform since the mid-1990s, but its implementation has not matched expectations. This study explores teachers' perspectives on implementing these reforms in schools, with the aim of ascertaining the challenges they faced in the process, and the kind of support, guidance and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Faculty Development
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Dladla, Jacob; Ogina, Teresa Auma – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Children living in the streets are a global phenomenon and the concept street children have multiple definitions. Yet little is known about what it means to be a street child attending school in South Africa. The focus of this paper is on how teachers conceptualise learners who are street children. Data was generated from interviewing 15 teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ontong, Krystle; Le Grange, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In this article we discuss a multiple case study, which investigates the frames of mind on sustainability of six Grade Nine Natural Sciences and Social Sciences teachers at three different urban schools in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The article consists of a theoretical and empirical component. Regarding the former, we firstly discuss…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Cheng, Yung-hsun; Chen, Yu-chi – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore the classroom management effectiveness enhancement by using social networking apps through electronic devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, and personal computers, as well as the role of parental involvement. Quantitative research was conducted, and the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM)…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Software, Classroom Techniques, Telecommunications
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Zhang, Xiaodong; Hu, Zuhong – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study reports on how an urban teacher relied on herself and harnessed performance-based pedagogy in developing her students' moral awareness over one academic year. Drawing on qualitative analyses of the teacher and students' reflections, interviews, as well as students' performance, the study shows that the teacher's reliance on her own…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Performance Based Assessment, Teaching Methods, Moral Values
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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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Segalo, Letlhoyo; Rambuda, Awelani Melvin – South African Journal of Education, 2018
In South Africa, the common law principle of "in loco parentis" entitles teachers, as the guardians in the school environment, to discipline learners. However, in view of new legislation advancing children's rights, it is unclear as to the extent to which teachers can or do enact the "loco parentis" role. This study employed a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers, Discipline Policy, Focus Groups
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