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  1. Implementation of Natural Sciences and Technology practical activities by novice and expert teachers
    Makhubele, Patricia, 2017-06-08T13:07:03Z, University of Pretoria
    The importance of practical activities has been outlined in many articles and research studies. This study presents the way in which two novice and two expert teachers conduct practical activities in their intermediate phase in Natural Sciences and Technology (NST) classrooms and the challenges they ...
  2. Teachers" understanding and implementation of Values Education in the Foundation Phase
    Masote, Stephen Esrom, 2017-06-08T13:07:03Z, University of Pretoria
    In the light of the declining moral standards in South African society, there is a need for children to be supported and developed on their journey towards responsible adulthood. The school is regarded as one of the most relevant stakeholders in the teaching of values for the moral development of th ...
  3. Exploring the educational significance of science fairs for high school science teachers
    Mbowane, Clement Kapase, 2017-06-08T13:07:04Z, University of Pretoria
    In this study, the researcher sought to understand why teachers of Physical Sciences participate in the South African "Eskom Expo for Young Scientists". This was analysed in terms of the educational significance that they perceive the science fair to offer, what sustains their participation over a l ...
  4. Using structured movement educational activities to teach numeracy and literacy concepts to preschoolers
    Ayob, Sameera, 2017-06-08T13:07:04Z, University of Pretoria
    In this study, the experiences of six-year-old preschool learners in a structured movement educational assessment activity are explored. This qualitative study focused on the role of structured movement educational assessment activities in preschool learners, and assessed the way in which movement a ...
  5. School Management Team members" understanding of their duties according to the Personnel Administration Measures
    Maja, Tebogo Stanislaus Abel, 2017-06-08T13:07:03Z, University of Pretoria
    This study aimed to investigate and describe the School Management Team (SMT) members" understanding of their duties as stipulated in the Personnel Administration Measures (PAM, 1998). A qualitative research approach was used to investigate SMT members" understanding of their duties within school ma ...
  6. The influence of leadership and management on teacher retention in Mpumalanga schools
    Mkhondo, Sello Samuel, 2017-06-08T13:07:04Z, University of Pretoria
    Managing teacher retention is important for ensuring that quality teaching and learning take place in schools. Principals play an enormous role in creating conditions that are conducive to educative teaching and learning in the school. If principals can ensure that conditions in the schools are cond ...
  7. An investigation of the 2012 Annual National Assessment Grade 6 mathematics instrument
    Modzuka, Charlotte Madumelani, 2017-06-08T13:07:05Z, University of Pretoria
    The aim of this study was to investigate the quality of the Annual National Assessment (ANA) Grade 6 mathematics instrument including its design, with reference to a single education district. The main question that was investigated was: To what extent does the 2012 Annual National Assessment Grade ...
  8. An investigation into the management of reading culture in primary schools
    Molapo, Diakanya Cecel, 2017-06-08T13:07:05Z, University of Pretoria
    This study was prompted by the reading crisis prevailing in South African schools. The aim of the study is to investigate how primary schools promote and manage a reading culture in selected primary schools in the Limpopo Province. A purposive, qualitative research approach was used with the aim of ...
  9. How educators implement curriculum change
    Molapo, Moyahabo Rodgers, 2017-06-08T13:07:05Z, University of Pretoria
    This qualitative, exploratory study aims to understand how grade three educators in Limpopo, South Africa, approach the curriculum implementation. The study recognizes the National Curriculum Statements (NCS) as the core curriculum guideline for basic education in South Africa and that the Curriculu ...
  10. The role of the principal in educator professional development
    More, Teboho Edward, 2017-06-08T13:07:05Z, University of Pretoria
    The study investigated how principals discharge their responsibilities with regard to educator professional development and what factors, if any, assist or hinder principals in the execution of their responsibilities for educator professional development. The following research question informs this ...