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Haythornthwaite, Josephine A.; White, Frances C. P. – Education for Information, 1991
Reports results of a survey conducted by the British Library to identify distance education packages relating to library and information science (LIS) education in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Resistance to distance education in LIS is discussed and attitudes toward distance education are…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Science Education
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Goduka, Ivy N.; And Others – Child Development, 1992
Compared family characteristics and developmental outcomes of African-American children from three rural contexts in South Africa: the homeland, the resettlement, and white-owned farms. Child outcomes were highly intercorrelated in all three contexts, but correlations among family variables, and between family and child variables, showed different…
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Black Youth, Cognitive Development, Crowding
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Kraemer, Roberta; Zisenwine, David – Language Learning, 1989
Investigation of the attitudes of 1,252 children in grades 4 through 12 toward studying Hebrew at their private Jewish school in South Africa measured attitudes toward language learning, traditional orientations, nationalist orientations, motivation, and self-rated proficiency. Results showed that attitudes decreased in positive value over the 9…
Descriptors: Afrikaans, Cross Sectional Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, English
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Kraak, Andre – Comparative Education, 1989
Discusses: (1) the factors contributing to increased involvement by South African business and industry in Black education and training; (2) the Urban Foundation's commitment to non-formal education in Black communities; (3) intervention by American corporations; and (4) the dramatic failure of capitalist initiatives. Contains 55 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Apartheid, Black Education, Capitalism, Corporate Support
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Matthews, Michael R., Ed.; Winchester, Ian, Ed. – Interchange, 1989
The articles in this feature support the view that history and philosophy are useful to science instruction. Topics include the history of science teaching, the role of science textbooks, the relationship between science and the humanities, and a bibliography on history, philosophy, and science teaching. (IAH)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ngcongo, Rejoice P. – International Journal of Educational Reform, 1994
South Africa's political system has deprived blacks of voting rights and educational access. Recent educational reforms have been hampered by education's continued alignment with political ideologies. Since many are severely hurting from conflict in their communities and schools, mediation programs are sorely needed, along with leadership and…
Descriptors: Blacks, Conflict Resolution, Educational Equity (Finance), Elementary Secondary Education
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Davies, John – Comparative Education Review, 1985
Critiques the Reagan administration's emphasis on upgrading black education in South Africa as part of the U.S. policy of "constructive engagement" in southern Africa. Points out the improbability of expanding educational opportunities for urban blacks in a system focused on ensuring social control and white privilege through education.…
Descriptors: Apartheid, Black Education, Blacks, Capitalism
Fien, John – Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Analyzes the nature of sustainable development and the role that environmental education can play in a transformation toward a sustainable society. Discusses three rules for teaching environmental education: a child-centered education, objectivity on matters of values, and creation of environmentally responsible behavior. Provides a checklist of…
Descriptors: Ecology, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Martin, Peter – Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Describes the overall aims of environmental education programs to produce changes toward sustainable development. Discusses the role of the sciences, the arts, religious education, history, geography, and languages in integrating the environmental education curriculum. Presents curriculum management strategies for improving the design and content…
Descriptors: Community Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
Strong, Michelle – Environmental Education Bulletin, 1993
Describes a resource packet that utilizes a four-point approach to make environmental action concerning land use more accessible to teachers. The points are construct a map of the area under consideration; assess the impact of historical development, natural cycles, mining, and eco-tourism on the problem; research land use options; and encourage…
Descriptors: Community Education, Conservation (Environment), Curriculum Development, Environmental Education
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Hitchcock, Robert K. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 1993
Contends that, in the past 30 years, a dramatic upsurge has taken place in activities designed to promote human rights for indigenous peoples around the world. Asserts that, in the case of Africa, attention generally has been concentrated on socioeconomic rights, such as health care, sufficient water, food, and shelter. (CFR)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Apartheid, Blacks
Mulusa, Thomas – Prospects, 1992
Contends that, after the struggle for political liberation in sub-Saharan Africa, most of the new nations lost interest in using the educational system to transform their societies. Discusses nine barriers to establishing effective multicultural education in African nations. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Disability Discrimination
Wolfson, J. G. E. – Programmed Learning and Educational Technology, 1986
Describes a computer-based education project in which PLATO terminals were used to facilitate education of disadvantaged South African adult Blacks. South Africa's socioeconomic and political background, problems of adult learners, reasons for using a computer-based solution, and project funding are discussed, and project observations and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Blacks, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Chisholm, Linda – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Traces history of the racially divided system of education in South Africa. Examines relationship between juvenile work and crime and introduction of free, compulsory schooling for Whites; explores the origins and aims of boys' clubs and hostels for unskilled White youth; and details emergence of the reformatory and industrial school for Black and…
Descriptors: African History, Delinquency, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
Jacobson, Robert L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1987
Evidence is accumulating around the world that greatly increased access to higher education over the past two decades has come at a tremendous price--a severe decline in academic quality. Brief reports on the quality-quantity question and other major issues facing higher education in the world are presented. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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