n South African Journal of Education - Learners' perceptions as to what contributes to their school success : a case study
|Article Title||Learners' perceptions as to what contributes to their school success : a case study|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Author||K.C. Moloi, K.P. Dzvimbo, F.J. Potgieter, C.C. Wolhuter and J.L. Van der Walt|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
|Pages||475 - 490|
|Keyword(s)||Educational effectiveness, Learner perceptions, North-West University, Pedagogical dialogue, Rural South Africa, School success, University of South Africa and Vaal University of Technology|
ISI Social Science
Some historically black schools manage to do quite well despite their circumstances, such as dire poverty. We aim at explicating some of the causal factors regarding the effectiveness of three schools in deep rural Mpumalanga, South Africa by tapping the perceptions of their learners. Data were collected from learner samples (four girls and four boys from each school, all of them black) by means of semi-structured focus group interviews. The results lead to the conclusion that the perceptions of disadvantaged black learners in this area, with respect to what contributes to their educational effectiveness, may also be understood in terms of hierarchical insights and awarenesses, the ontological basis of which seems to be successful pedagogical dialogue, with mutual acceptance as its fountainhead.
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