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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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Kok, Rümando; Meyer, Lukas – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This research sets out to conduct a baseline study on personality traits of student teachers to assess the possible implications for an optimal person-environment fit or unfortunate misfit. A non-experimental quantitative research design was used and data were obtained by administering the NEO Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI) to 835 student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Preservice Teachers, Student Characteristics
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Rusznyak, Lee – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Promoting teacher professionalism is regarded as a strategy to address the disparate quality of learning in South African classrooms. Through a qualitative analysis of initial teacher education (ITE) programmes offered by five universities, this paper analyses the messages of teacher professionalism transmitted to pre-service teachers. Findings…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Moral Values
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McKay, Tracey; Mafanya, Madodomzi; Horn, André C. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study contributes to the literature by documenting the working conditions as well as the socio-economic and demographic profile of teachers employed in Johannesburg's inner city low-fee private schools. A total of 42 teachers, working in 10 randomly selected inner city private schools, participated in a self-administered questionnaire survey.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Private Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Bantwini, Bongani D.; Moorosi, Pontso – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The role of circuit managers is an essential component of school district leadership, which provides a necessary bridge between schools and government. School districts play a vital role in continuously collaborating, guiding and leading, and challenging schools to raise standards. In this paper, we draw on a subset of semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, School Districts
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Gush, Marianne; Greeff, Abraham P. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This study reports on the development of a textbook for a school subject (Grade 8 Afrikaans second language--an official South African language). A framework for the textbook was developed by drawing from Maslow's self-actualisation and Hettler's wellness approaches, and merging these with Seligman's PERMA and the psychosocial system approach, as…
Descriptors: Psychology, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Indo European Languages
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Dempster, Edith R.; Kirby, Nicki F. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Public perception of "declining standards" in school-leaving examinations often accompanies increases in pass rates in schoolleaving examinations. "Declining standards" to the public means easier examination papers. The present study evaluates a South African attempt to estimate the level of difficulty, as distinct from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interrater Reliability, Difficulty Level, Science Tests
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Kazeni, Monde; Baloyi, Eddy; Gaigher, Estelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The South African Physical Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) requires learners to develop science inquiry skills, including Integrated Science Inquiry Skills (ISIS). However, the performance of learners in assessment tasks related to ISIS has been consistently poor over several years. The use of ineffective pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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Maphalala, Mncedisi Christian; Mpofu, Nhlanhla – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores the way in which values education is incorporated in the Life Orientation (LO) curriculum of the Senior Phase (Grades 7-9) in South Africa. Researchers agree that in the light of the current need to regenerate morals and re-norm the nation, values are critical. From the moment they are born, children learn by observing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Holtman, Lorna; Martin, Jennifer; Mukuna, Robert – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Key policies on teacher development emphasise the necessity of a teaching force that is competent to apply learner-centred practices. Barriers to learning, like poverty, present huge classroom challenges and have implications for in-service programmes intended to develop learner-centred practices. This study endeavoured to determine factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Student Centered Learning
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Raselimo, Mohaeka; Thamae, Cornel George – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine the alignment or misalignment between the Lesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education (LGCSE) programme and the Lesotho Curriculum and Assessment Policy (CAP), with a focus on Geography and Sesotho syllabi. The study employed content analysis of the two syllabi to identify areas of alignment with the…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, African Languages, Secondary School Students, Geography Instruction
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Botha, Carolina S.; Rens, Julialet – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article reflects on the experiences of 100 South African beginner teachers and contextualises their experiences of reality shock by applying the 'ready, willing and able' model of Shulman and Shulman (2004). A discourse analysis of critical reflection on experiences during their first year(s) of teaching provided insight into the challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Readiness, Teacher Attitudes
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