ERIC Number: ED249897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Southern Africa: A Study of the Educational Systems of Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa, Southwest Africa/Namibia and Swaziland with an Addendum on Zimbabwe-Rhodesia: A Guide to the Academic Placement of Students in Educational Institutions of the United States.
Cranmer, David J.; Woolston, Valerie A.
The educational systems of Southern African countries are described, and guidelines concerning the placement of students who wish to study in U.S. institutions are provided. Information is provided on educational levels (primary, secondary, and higher education); and types of programs (technical/vocational education, teacher training, and professional and adult education). Separate sections are provided for (1) the Republic of South Africa; (2) Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland; and (3) Zimbabwe-Rhodesia. Specific topics concerning higher education include: admissions; grading systems; college transfer; exams; academic records; diplomas and certificates; undergraduate and graduate study; agricultural education, study at technical institutes; technical school diplomas and certificates; teacher training for different educational levels; health professions education; and other professional training (legal, engineering, architecture, accounting). Suggestions for U.S. admissions officers address concerns such as: students' English proficiency, differing standards among schools, diplomas and certificates, and transcripts. Supplementary materials include: a glossary, sample transcripts and diplomas, institutional profiles, and information on entrance requirements for technical programs and duration of technical training. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Articulation (Education), College Admission, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Health Personnel, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, International Educational Exchange, Professional Education, Records (Forms), Student Placement, Study Abroad, Teacher Education, Technical Education
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: International Communications Agency, Washington, DC. Directorate for Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Botswana; Lesotho; Rhodesia; South Africa; Swaziland; Zimbabwe