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Fraser, William J. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
It has often been said that any student engagement that is poorly monitored during teaching practice (TP) will not necessarily contribute much to their professional development and teacher identity. This applies specifically to initial undergraduate teacher training. This concern became the main focus of the study on which this article is…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Undergraduate Students, Communities of Practice, Participative Decision Making
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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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Myende, Phumlani Erasmus; Samuel, Michael Anthony; Pillay, Ansurie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Research studies on financial management in South African public schools expands recurrent literature, most of which have largely pathologised school leadership and management, and rural schools in particular. This article instead draws from a qualitative case study of success, which examined how five novice principals in a rural setting went…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, Public Schools, Case Studies
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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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Nkambule, Gugulethu; Amsterdam, Christina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores support in primary schools in a single South African school district. The literature suggests an increased need for educator support in South Africa due to a myriad of curricular changes in the aftermath of apartheid, as well as a teacher corps that is ill-prepared for the demands posed by curricular reform. Documented research…
Descriptors: School Districts, Focus Groups, Interviews, Workshops
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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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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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Bosman, Anne; Schulze, Salome – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Mathematics is a key subject necessary to the promotion of economic development, particularly in developing countries; however, South African learners perform poorly in Mathematics when benchmarked against their counterparts in other countries. One way to address this issue is by taking cognisance of the learners' learning styles when teaching.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style
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Pfeiffer, Verbra – South African Journal of Education, 2018
A key concern today is the question of homework in our nation's public schools. In this study, an investigation was conducted with the first no-homework policy, which has been introduced in one of the primary schools in the Western Cape. This study seeks to determine whether a no-homework policy will validate a positive or negative effect on…
Descriptors: Homework, School Policy, Case Studies, Public Schools
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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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Steenekamp, Karen; van der Merwe, Martyn; Mehmedova, Aygul Salieva – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper explores the views of student teachers who were provided vicarious learning opportunities during an educational excursion, and how the learning enabled them to develop their teacher professional identity. This qualitative research study, using a social-constructivist lens highlights how vicarious learning influenced student teachers'…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Ramnarain, Umesh; Hlatshwayo, Manzini – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Despite growing consensus regarding the value of inquiry-based teaching and learning, the implementation of such a pedagogical practice continues to be a challenge for many South African teachers, especially at rural schools. The research reported in this article concerns the interaction between Grade 10 Physical Sciences teachers' beliefs about…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Molapo, Moyahabo Rodgers; Pillay, Venitha – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Since 2012, the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) comprise the new National Curriculum Statement currently implemented in South African schools. CAPS encapsulates a series of radical curriculum changes since the dawn of a new democratic dispensation in 1994. This study aims to understand how Grade Three educators in Limpopo, South…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Curriculum, Politics of Education, Grade 3
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