School climate and mathematics achievement: can the children learn?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Winnaar
KEYWORDS: MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT, SAFETY, SCHOOLS, TRENDS IN INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE STUDY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-to-sept-2017/school-climate-and-math-achievement
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10155

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Abstract

Recently, the media covered high levels of violence and bullying in schools highlighting safety concerns in schools. Learners need to be in an environment where they feel safe for effective teaching and learning to take place. Lolita Winnaar examines the school climate in secondary schools in South Africa based on data from the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).