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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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Maden, Sedat – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aimed to determine the digital reading habits of pre-service Turkish language teachers. The study was conducted with relational screening model. The study sample included pre-service Turkish language teachers (n = 140) who were faculty of education students at a state university. To determine the digital reading habits of…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Turkish, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Ogbuanya, Theresa Chinyere; Efuwape, Bamidele Michael – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Technology-aided learning environment is replacing the popular teacher-dominated teaching-learning process. This study investigated electrical/electronics students' instructional preferences for technology-aided learning environment in relation to their approaches and attitudes to learning. A total of 339 third- and final-year…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Cetin, Saadet Kuru – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This research explored the relationship between the pre-service teachers' quality of university life and students' engagement with classroom activities. The sample of the study consisted of 789 students enrolling teacher education programmes in 7 different Turkish state universities in 7 different regions in Turkey. To investigate student level of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preservice Teachers, Quality of Life, Class Activities
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Ojo, O.A.; Adu, E.O. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The effectiveness of the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in teaching and learning is germane to the recent educational innovations in South Africa. The study examined the level of availability and utilisation of ICT facilities by teachers and students in high schools in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa as well as the…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Information Technology, High Schools, Foreign Countries
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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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van der Westhuizen, Gert; Dunbar-Krige, Helen; Bachrach, Caryn – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article is an inquiry into how talking is used for learning. The focus is on utterances of significance where participants say something which brings some sense of surprise and cognitive dissonance, and the purpose is to develop an understanding of how such 'shaking utterances' contribute to learning. The study is conducted from a social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, Psychological Patterns, Interpersonal Communication
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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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du Preez, Michelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Prompted by the poor state of mathematics education in South Africa and the shortage of competent mathematics teachers, this study sought to identify what factors influenced 40 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students at three universities in the Western Cape Province, with Mathematics as a major subject, to choose teaching as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
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Kajee, Leila – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Teaching English with digital technology has exacerbated the process of teaching and learning. In youth leisure, computers are more than information devices: they convey stories, images, identities, and fantasies through providing imaginative opportunities for play, and as cultural and ideological forms. In this paper, I report on a project…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Personal Narratives, English (Second Language)
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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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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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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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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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