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The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a large-scale study conducted by the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement). The TIMSS study tested learners from a large number of countries over extensive content domains in Mathematics and Science. The study is conducted (repeated) every f ...
Keywords: Mathematics Education
Sense of school belonging relates to the extent to which learners enjoy and feel comfortable in their learning environment. Sense of belonging is important as it is related to learner achievement as well as levels of bullying in schools.
Keywords: Bullying in school / Learner achievement / Learning environment
Based on the analysis of the TIMSS 2011 data for South Africa presented in Beyond Benchmarks, the following policy and programme options are suggested to improve South African education at different levels.
Keywords: Beyond benchmarks / Education in South Africa
Various educational assessments provide information relating to the differences between male and female learners in terms of Mathematics and Science results, aspirations, the frequency of bullying and their path through school. Here we look: at data from the Matric results, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the ...
Keywords: Gender equality / Mathematics and Science
Inequality can be assessed based on a number of characteristics. We use the 2013 General Household Survey (GHS), the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) and the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) to examine inequalities which exist within the South African education system, in relation to ...
Keywords: Inequalities / South African school system
44% of grade 5’s reported being victims of some kind of bullying almost weekly.
Keywords: Bullying / South African schools
To meet the minimum admission requirements to a Bachelor’s Degree study at a higher education institution, a candidate must obtain, in addition to the NSC, an achievement rating of at least 50% in four designated subjects. The pool of learners that will be able to access careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects ...
Keywords: Science and Engineering graduates / Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)