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Hexter, Holly – Educational Record, 1985
In the wake of political pressures and deteriorating conditions in South Africa, many campuses are reviewing their investment policies and considering other contributions. The rising interest in educational initiatives is discussed including establishment of scholarships for South African students. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Investment
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Reagan, Timothy; Ntshoe, Issac – Journal of Research and Development in Education, 1987
This article provides an historical overview of language policy as it has emerged in Black education in South Africa. Contemporary language policies are discussed, and an equitable language policy for education in prerevolutionary South Africa is offered. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Black Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Scott, Mechaela; De K. Monteith, Jan L. – Psychology in the Schools, 1987
Assessed differential contribution of personality to the explanation of variance in achievement in the mother tongue and mathematics at high school level in 1,200 Afrikaans-speaking students. The results indicated that personality, as measured by the High School Personality Questionnaire, aided the explication of variance in achievement in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Afrikaans, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Chick, Keith – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1986
Examines the interactional sociolinguists' treatment of context and its contribution to understanding how sociocultural information enters into the interpretation of intent and evaluation of motives and abilities. Negative perceptions of Zulus by White "gatekeepers" are explained in terms of interactional asynchrony stemming from…
Descriptors: African Languages, Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Simon, Alan – Journal of Negro Education, 1986
Asserts that Black education in South Africa is inferior in every way, the result of apartheid. In a 1983-84 study of the reasons for poor academic performance in Blacks' schools, students blame the situation on the following: (1) teachers; (2) themselves; (3) the facilities and equipment; (4) unfair marking; (5) poor home conditions; and (6)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Facilities
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McLaughlin, Marilou B.; Wright, Donald R. – Journal of General Education, 1986
Looks at problems encountered in the development of an interdisciplinary course on South Africa by two African history and English literature instructors. Focuses on problems related to timing, student expectations, and the balanced integration of materials from both disciplines. (AYC)
Descriptors: African History, Course Content, Course Descriptions, History Instruction
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Kende, Istvan – International Social Science Journal, 1986
Presents a brief survey of the political and structural violence which pervades contemporary life. Attempts to demonstrate the ancient dictum that violence breeds more violence. Draws distinctions between different types of political violence and explores the political nature of nuclear deterrence. (JDH)
Descriptors: Adults, Aggression, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Clark, Todd – Social Education, 1987
Provides background on the political and social roots of the racist policy of apartheid. Describes the violence and the social and economic injustices of the system. Concludes that the South African problem must be viewed as a part of the continuing struggle over the disproportionate distribution of wealth. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Merryfield, Merry M. – Social Education, 1987
Presents the results of an interview which asked 15 South Africans what United States teachers should be teaching about South Africa. Correlates the eight major points made by the South Africans with the contents of the theme articles in this issue of SOCIAL EDUCATION. Includes a list of curriculum materials which covers the issues teachers should…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Fierce, Milfred C. – Social Education, 1987
Maintains that United States foreign policy toward South Africa has been "found wanting" since 1948. Focuses on the failure of President Reagan's policy of "constructive engagement," and details what must be done to bring about an end to apartheid. (JDH)
Descriptors: African Culture, Area Studies, Democracy, Developing Nations
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Chonco, Seshi – Social Education, 1987
Reviews the historical and cultural roots of the South African system of apartheid. Covers early Dutch settlement, the Anglo-Boer War, the Native Land Act of 1913, and the rise of the National Party. Concludes with a discussion of the different perspectives held by black and white South Africans on the "progress" made in recent years.…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Democracy
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Carstens, Kenneth N. – Social Education, 1987
This article presents a chronology of significant events in the struggle to end white domination in South Africa. The period covered is 1943 to 1986. (JDH)
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Democracy, Developing Nations
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Getman, Thomas – Social Education, 1987
Describes the striking dichotomy of South Africa's beauty and the squalor resulting from the apartheid policies of the government. Reviews reactions of black South Africans to recent constitutional changes and details efforts to secure more sweeping reform. Includes stories of several individuals who have taken actions which oppose the system of…
Descriptors: African History, Area Studies, Constitutional Law, Democracy
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O'Brien, Edward L.; Wilderson, Fawn – Social Education, 1987
Reviews facts and statistics regarding the use of emergency powers by the South African government. Details the effects of restrictions on constitutional rights and reveals that two-thirds of all killings which occurred during the state of emergency were done by security forces. (JDH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Constitutional Law, Court Role, Democracy
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Bigelow, William – Social Education, 1987
Describes realities of "gutter education," the term applied to segregated education for blacks under apartheid in South Africa. Exposes efforts to control learning of students, including excessive use of rote learning methods and state-mandated content exams which promote the status quo. Notes lack of black students' cooperation with…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Developing Nations
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