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Beckmann, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2019
South African education has become used to dealing with an array of new policy and strategy initiatives. Often these policies and strategies appear on the scene only to disappear into the sand later on. When President Ramaphosa announced the Thuma mina initiative in February 2018, educationists would have been tempted to ask questions about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Volunteers
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Sibanda, Jabulani – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction
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Raselimo, Mohaeka; Mahao, Mahao – South African Journal of Education, 2015
The end of British colonial rule in 1966 provided an impetus for curriculum reform in Lesotho. Since then, a number of curriculum and assessment reforms have been attempted, albeit with a little success. In all cases, the aim has been to achieve the goals of education for national development. The "Curriculum and Assessment Policy" 2009…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change, Educational Policy
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Deacon, H. J. – South African Journal of Education, 2014
While the South African Constitution enshrines both children's right to a basic education and teachers' right to strike, conflict between these two often occurs when the way in which teachers' unions conduct strike actions detracts from learners' education. This article identifies the parties affected by industrial action in the school context,…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Access to Education
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Donohue, Dana; Bornman, Juan – South African Journal of Education, 2014
In South Africa, up to 70% of children of school-going age with disabilities are out of school. Of those who do attend, most are still in separate, "special" schools for learners with disabilities. This situation prevails despite the push for the educational inclusion of learners with disabilities over twelve years ago by the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Ambiguity (Context), Educational Policy
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Mathebula, Thokozani – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The central feature of Athenian citizens' rights, that is, people's participation in government, is also enshrined in the South African Constitution. This article argues for the Athenian style of participatory democracy as a viable model of participation in governing South African schools. The author claims that "people's education",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making
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Dzvimbo, Kuzvinetsa Peter; Moloi, Kholeka Constance – South African Journal of Education, 2013
In a shrinking world, in which a neo-liberal discourse has permeated sub-Saharan African higher education, critical reflection is required to assess the merits and demerits of globalisation. Research, intensive discussion and hearings conducted over a two-year period by the Task Force on Higher Education and Society, convened by the World Bank and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Studies, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – South African Journal of Education, 2011
Moral issues and principles do not only emerge in cases of conflict among, for instance, religious communities or political parties; indeed they form the moral substructure of notions of social justice. During periods of conflict each opponent claims justice for his/her side and bases the claim on certain principles. In this article, reference is…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Morale, Case Studies, Public Schools
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Harber, Clive; Mncube, Vusi – South African Journal of Education, 2011
This paper is concerned with three possible theoretical relationships, between education and social, economic and political development, that--(a) education improves society, (b) education reproduces society as it is and (c) education actually makes society worse. The paper then uses South Africa as a case study to critically analyse these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Racial Segregation
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Ogunyemi, Florence T.; Ragpot, Lara – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
The work reviews the ongoing controversy over work and play within the framework of a constructivist early childhood curriculum. Educators and parents with narrow perception of play view it as mere physical actions of walking, clapping and singing outside class work. However, educators who hold a constructivist epistemological view of child play…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Play, Constructivism (Learning)
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Wills, Gabrielle – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
In the past decade there has been a notable shift in South African education policy that raises the value of school leadership as a lever for learning improvements. Despite a growing discourse on school leadership, there has been a lack of empirical based evidence on principals to inform, validate or debate the efficacy of proposed policies in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Policy, Administrator Effectiveness
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Newman, Linda; Obed, Loveth – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
Many scholars and researchers now have a broadened vision of literacy that encompasses the social practices that surround literacy learning. What accompanies this vision is a shift towards thinking that children, and their families, can contribute actively to literacy learning by drawing on their strengths and life experiences to create and draw…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Horn, Irmhild – South African Journal of Education, 2009
Contemporary education theory (and official South African policy) underwrites learner-centredness. I analyse learner-centredness as a possible piece of the puzzle about why it is proving so difficult to improve academic achievement. Learner-centred ideas are grounded in the belief that cognitive abilities develop spontaneously in accordance with a…
Descriptors: Criticism, Student Centered Learning, Educational Theories, Educational Policy
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Reddy, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) lays the basis for the protection of consumer rights in South Africa and comprehensively sets out obligations for "suppliers". There have been differing views expressed as to whether a student should be seen as a consumer. It is clear, however, that this Act applies to HEIs. This article, firstly,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consumer Science, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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de Wet, Corene; Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2007
The state of public education debate, which to a great extent only reflects policies and practices ab road, is examined. The process of learning from others should replace the process of borrowing (of usually inappropriate policies/practices) from others. Two examples of the issues involved in the debate on public education, namely, Outcomes-Based…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Outcomes of Education, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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