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Bruwer, Johan de W. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A study at Cape Technikon (South Africa) investigated college choice decision making by surveying 923 applicants during the application process and 314 enrollees during orientation. Results show demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of applicants and enrollees differ, applicants consider multiple institutions, alumni and friends are the…
Descriptors: Alumni, College Applicants, College Choice, College Freshmen
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Jacobs, G. J.; van Loggerenberg, C. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Describes a Rand Afrikaans University (South Africa) program to prepare learners for lifelong, self-directed learning. Components include reduced classroom contact, increased independent study, use of a modular study guide, optimum student participation, and continuous evaluation. Focuses on the seven-year process of transforming the project into…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries
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Bergh, Anne-Marie; And Others – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A study using 10 University of South Africa education graduates investigated how students experience two very different textbooks. Results suggest that the students' personal circumstances dictated their approaches to instructional texts. Other factors included English language proficiency; textual features (advance organizers, visual aids,…
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, College Graduates, Distance Education, Education Majors
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Angelil-Carter, Shelley – TESOL Quarterly, 1997
Argues that acquisition of English-as-a-Second-Language research must take into account social context and power relations in order to explain language learning processes. Uses interview data and writing samples to demonstrate how a student in South Africa is influenced in his written discourse in English by his power relations and experience as a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Context Effect, Data Analysis
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Blaikie, Fiona – Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, 1997
Utilizes interviews with private and township (segregated black areas) teachers to explore perceptions regarding art education in South Africa. Discovers a huge dichotomy between the insular private schools and the underfunded townships. Recommends a greater sharing of resources, cultures, and experiences, as well as, an emphasis on vocational…
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Apartheid, Art Education
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Mendel-Reyes, Meta; Weinstein, Jeremy – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 1996
Describes development of the first community service-learning program for democratic education in South Africa, based on the Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania) Democracy Education Project at a black high school near Capetown (South Africa). Notes that successful transposition of the model requires recognition of complex historical and cultural…
Descriptors: Black Education, Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Democratic Values
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Eastmond, J. Nicholls – Educational Technology Research and Development, 1997
Describes the academic development programs at four tertiary institutions in South Africa as well as the development of a fifth new program at Border Technikon. Topics include cross-cultural differences; interviews; supplemental instruction that combined staff development and student academic development; integration of media support; and stages…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Differences, Developing Nations, Higher Education
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Kallaway, Peter – History of Education, 1996
Profiles the contributions of Fred Clarke whose lifelong career in international education focused on the the relationship between politics and education in a democratic context. Specifically addresses Clarke's early work with the development of vocational education in British South Africa, his subsequent disillusionment, and the effect this had…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Educational Development, Educational History
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Meyer, J. H. F.; And Others – Higher Education, 1990
A study of the effects of an academic support program for educationally disadvantaged, mostly Black engineering students found the interventions were effective in improving academic achievement, particularly when used early in the college experience. Implications for admissions, identification of potentially high-risk students, and intervention…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Case Studies, College Admission
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Bischof, Phyllis B. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 1991
Discusses developments in publishing in Sub-Saharan Africa and suggests implications for American libraries. Highlights include economic constraints; state-sponsored publishing; African authors; publishing in Nigeria and South Africa; publishing for children; religious publishing houses; multinational firms; cooperative efforts that offer…
Descriptors: African Literature, Childrens Literature, Developing Nations, Economic Factors
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Katz, Yaacov J. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1990
Uses the Social-Religious-Political Scale, the G.D. Wilson and J.R. Patterson Conservatism Scale, and the South African Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale to examine the relationship of conservative political attitudes to intelligence. Found no significant relationship between conservatism and high or low intelligence in this sample of 100 South…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Cognitive Ability, College Students, Conservatism
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Agar, David L. – Journal of Negro Education, 1991
Describes the Academic Support Programme (ASP) established at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in response to (1) the disadvantaged educational background of Black students and their consequently high dropout rate, and (2) the projected increases in the enrollment of such students. ASP primarily serves students whose home…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Education, Black Students, College Students
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Winchester, N. Brian – Update on Law-Related Education, 1990
Discusses prospects for democracy in South Africa. Explores the complexities and contradictions endemic to the process of overcoming 300 years of racist laws and practices. Considers the risks of concessions for both Black and White leaders; problems resulting from enduring political and economic inequalities; and constitutional alternatives.…
Descriptors: African History, African Studies, Apartheid, Authoritarianism
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Csapo, Marg – Behavioral Disorders, 1991
This evaluation of 16 children (ages 7-12) with achondroplasia from Transkei, Hungary, and Nigeria found that, compared to controls, subjects had more behavior problems and less self-esteem. Subjects were socially withdrawn, internalized emotional problems, had lower academic performance, found less adaptive solutions to frustration, and faced…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Body Height, Body Image
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Aguilar, William; And Others, Eds. – Library Trends, 1991
This issue includes nine articles that address the problems of library services for off-campus higher education programs. Highlights include guidelines versus standards for library services; accreditation expectations; five program models; distance learning for library education; the public library role; and programs in Canada, the United Kingdom,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accreditation (Institutions), Distance Education, Foreign Countries
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