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Lea, Susan J. – Disability, Handicap and Society, 1988
The writings of six mentally retarded people in South Africa are used to illustrate issues relating to the social construction of mental retardation. It is argued that labeling people as mentally retarded may not be to their benefit and that many so labeled individuals are aware of their needs and able to express them. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Needs, Labeling (of Persons), Mental Retardation
Irwin, Pat – Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Describes the background, aims, and contents of courses offered in environmental education at the University of Bophuthatswana. Comments on the evaluation and potential value of courses. (RT)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Courses, Education Courses, Environmental Education
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Rogers, Carl R.; Sanford, Ruth – Counseling and Values, 1987
Describes a seven-week experience working with groups composed of diverse races in South Africa. Reflects on the human drama of direct and honest confrontation and proposes that major changes are precipitated from great stress or crisis. Presents evidence of the potential of person-centered communication in conflict resolution. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication, Peace
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Rogers, Carl R. – Counseling and Values, 1987
Provides a personal account, dictated en route, of Carl Rogers' experiences during his trip to South Africa. Documents extensive commitment to people and to a process leading to peace. Journal ends with conviction that violence can be avoided and that no group really wants violence. (Author)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Foreign Countries, Humanism, Peace
Eriksson, Gillian I. – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1987
The Schmerenbeck Educational Centre (Parktown, South Africa) provides comprehensive educational services to gifted, talented, and creative students of all races. Program costs, talent identification and such educational programs as Microscapes (integrative activities), Project Plus (contact, core, acceleration, enrichment, and self-study courses),…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Creative Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
Trow, Martin B.; Morgan, Thomas – AGB Reports, 1987
Both sides of the divestment controversy are presented by two trustees from Carleton College and actions that Carleton finally took are explained. Morgan calls for divestment, while Trow sees colleges as committed to the pursuit of truth, not the possessor. (MLW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, College Administration, College Role, Debate
Oberem, Graham E. – Journal of Computer-Based Instruction, 1987
Presents overview of the use of computers for computer assisted instruction (CAI) in South African educational institutions and industry and discusses the establishment of a CAI unit at the University of Grahamstown. Emphasis is given to the use of CAI to provide equal education opportunities for all racial groups. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Developed Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Berry, Rob – Geographical Education, 1985
Presents a classroom exercise which takes the form of a "court of inquiry" putting a geography textbook "on trial" regarding its treatment of apartheid in South Africa. Includes a diagram on how to set up the classroom and instructions on how to conduct a court of inquiry. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Inquiry, Law Related Education
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Wright, David R. – Geographical Education, 1985
This article examines the topic of racism in textbooks by reviewing the content of a geography textbook popular in the United Kingdom and Australia. Concludes that the problem of racism in textbooks is pervasive and in violation of United Nations standards for antiracist instruction. (JDH)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Racial Attitudes
Barth, James L. – Social Studies Teacher, 1987
This article describes how two independent nations which border the Republic of South Africa have reacted to its policy of apartheid. Malawi has maintained more friendly relations than Zambia but both have had to rely on economic ties and consequently have been unable to actively oppose South Africa's policy of apartheid. (JDH)
Descriptors: African History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International Relations
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Carlisle, John – Management Education and Development, 1986
Argues that a change leading to equality must be negotiated now in South African industry, or it will occur violently later. Discusses the example of the United States, the role of economic sphere, the responsibility of human relations professionals, and fundamentals of negotiation. (CH)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Industry, Personnel Policy
Pifer, Alan – AGB Reports, 1986
Issues in university divestment of stock in American corporations doing business in South Africa, in protest of apartheid, are discussed in light of the American experience with discrimination. Divestment options are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Ethics, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Industry
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Guysenir, Maurice G. – Councilor, 1986
Compares South Africa's apartheid with racial segregation in the southern United States during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Reviews current discrimination against Blacks in South Africa and examines the question of disinvestment. Concludes that the White South African government will fall. (JDH)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Economic Factors
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de Wet, J. C. – Ecquid Novi: Journal for Journalism in Southern Africa, 1986
Refers to critical issues marking the debate about political violence and the mass media in a democracy and in South Africa. Attempts to situate the political violence and mass media inquiry within recent calls for consensus journalism in South Africa. Suggests that the mass media needs to promote rational discourse in South Africa. (SKC)
Descriptors: Activism, Foreign Countries, Journalism, Mass Media
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Jungwirth, Ehud – Research in Science and Technological Education, 1987
Reports on a study which tested eight categories of logical fallacies with secondary students, student teachers, and teachers from Australia, South Africa, and Israel. Results indicate that logical fallacies were exhibited by all the groups. Implications are discussed. (ML)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Structures, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange
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