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Cooper, Dave – Comparative Education, 1995
Profiles South Africa's system of 15 technikons, institutions providing 1- to 5-year programs in science, technology, engineering, business, and industry. Discusses growing enrollments, the shift away from science and technology fields, teacher qualifications, and the place of technikons in South Africa's postapartheid higher education system.…
Descriptors: Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educational Development, Engineering Education
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McDonald, Ria – Action in Teacher Education, 1995
Describes preservice teacher training in South Africa, highlighting distance teaching (including a guided self-study workbook) that leads to a one-year postgraduate higher education diploma designed to meet the teacher shortage. The paper discusses the extent to which students can be guided to bridge the gap between theory and practice in field…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Foreign Countries
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Labbo, Linda D.; And Others – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 1995
Provides a curriculum conceptualization combining the new National Geographic Standards with the national standards developed by the National Council for the Social Studies. Presents a recommended list of seven books with accompanying learning activities for teaching about South Africa in the elementary social studies classroom. (CFR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development
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Lorenzo, Theresa – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1994
Eight community rehabilitation workers (CRW), 5 supervisors, and 45 people with disabilities and family members in South Africa identified CRW learning needs that should be addressed through a continuing education program. All three groups identified the need for skills in advocacy and public education, social work, community development, and…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Continuing Education, Developing Nations, Disabilities
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Nicholas, Lionel; Pretorius, Tyrone – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 1994
Describes investigation utilizing frequency analysis of variance to determine effects of home language, faculty, frequency of guidance, and guidance experience on vocational identity of 1558 black South African university freshmen. Suggests that, although collected data supports continued use of My Vocational Situation with population, further…
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Guidance, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries
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Stilwell, Christine – International Information and Library Review, 1994
Reviews the role of resource centers and their forums in South Africa and examines their influence on the shifting models in library and information work leading up to the 1994 general election. Highlights include historical background; government attitudes; traditional library services; funding; influence of the World Bank; rural area service;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Networks
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Gandy, Oscar; And Others – Communication Research: An International Quarterly, 1987
Examines the relationship between (1) use of and reliance upon particular media, (2) participation in activities linked to a conflictive public issue (South Africa) and (3) knowledge about that issue among black college students in Washington, DC. Concludes reliance on a particular medium is less important than interest and motivation in…
Descriptors: Activism, Black Students, Citizen Participation, College Students
Preston, Guy; Fuggle, Richard – Southern African Journal of Environmental Education, 1987
Compares the results of two survey designs administered to visitors of three South African nature reserves to ascertain changes in conservation awareness. Explains the method, data collection, questionnaire design, statistical tests, pretests, pilot studies, results, and conclusions of the study. Finds that no statistical differences between…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Cross Sectional Studies, Data Collection, Environmental Education
Wallace, Belle – Gifted Education International, 1988
Causes of cognitive underdevelopment in Zulu children and the cognitive functions necessary for efficient school learning are outlined. To assess potential for learning and to remediate cognitive underfunctioning, 20 secondary students analyzed, organized, and reproduced a complex geometric figure. Positive effects were evident following specific…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Tests
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Hammond, Merryl; Collins, Rob – Medical Teacher, 1987
Described are seven steps used to help self-directed learners to work through the Diploma in Primary Health Care (Education) course at the University of Witwatersrand. The steps are: situation analysis; compilation of a competency profile; self-assessment of learning needs; writing learning objectives; compilation of a learning agreement;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Higher Education, Independent Study
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Jansen, Jonathan D. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1988
Evaluates two South African curriculum change projects (Science Education Project and Fort Hare Project) that illustrate the difficulty of instituting meaningful change while working within the confines of the state school system. Concludes that control of schools by the state, supremacist ideology in curricula, and institutionalization of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems
Webb, Paul; Boltt, Gill – Southern African Journal of Environmental Education=Suider Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Omgewingsopvoeding, 1989
Using case study data, determines high school pupils' and university students' (n=162) ability to predict possible outcomes of interactions between ecological populations . Results indicate the majority of respondents could predict interactive outcomes within a simple food web but not when the interaction involved multiple routes. (five…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Teaching, Conservation Education, Ecology
Clacherty, Alistair – Southern African Journal of Environmental Education=Suider Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Omgewingsopvoeding, 1989
Suggests that a discussion-based approach focused on experiences of actual environmental issues, encountered problematically, should characterize environmental education activities. An ecology exercise dealing with organic pollution of a river provides a context for the educational principles and ecological concepts included the study. (24…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Discussion, Ecology, Educational Strategies
O'Donoghue, Rob; McNaught, Caramel – Southern African Journal of Environmental Education=Suider Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Omgewingsopvoeding, 1989
Utilizes a case study, the Action Ecology Project, to exemplify some curriculum development issues pertinent to environmental education. Describes an action research evaluation process involving teachers that resolves conceptual evaluation and adoption problems of environmental education curriculum. (31 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Grieve, Clayton – Medical Teacher, 1992
Compares differences in successive pretest/posttest scores for 46 undergraduate volunteers following the application of distinct teaching formats to each of 3 consecutive subsections of a human physiology course. Indicates scores increased favorably for audio-visual lecture and self-study tutorial formats but no significant increase for didactic…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Audiovisual Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis
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