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Ng'ambi, Dick – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Although there is an increasing use of emerging technologies (ETs) in higher education internationally and in South Africa in particular, there is little evidence that their use is transforming teaching and learning practice. Anecdotal evidence shows that there is a dichotomy between the technologies supported and used in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
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Rowe, Michael; Bozalek, Vivienne; Frantz, Jose – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While technology has the potential to create opportunities for transformative learning in higher education, it is often used to merely reinforce didactic teaching that aims to control access to expert knowledge. Instead, educators should consider using technology to enhance communication and provide richer, more meaningful platforms for the social…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Internet, Higher Education
Papatheodorou, Theodora, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Globally, early years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children's lives. However, these strategies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
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Jacobs, Cecilia – Teaching in Higher Education, 2005
Currently most academic literacy (AL) courses in South Africa are decontextualized and generic, suggesting an autonomous view of literacy. This view is challenged by the new literacy studies, which see literacy as social practices embedded in context. Recent developments in AL research emphasize the need to focus on discipline-specific strategies…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teacher Collaboration
Westheimer, Miriam, Ed. – 2003
Begun in Israel in 1960, the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program is a family support, parent-focused, early childhood literacy program. This book compiles 17 evaluation studies of the program, from researchers and practitioners in 7 countries. The studies are organized around five themes: exploring theoretical…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Methods
Foster, David, Ed.; Russell, David R., Ed. – 2002
Noting that composition studies in the United States has devoted little attention to cross-national perspectives on student writing and its roles in wider cultural contexts, this book presents research studies from six nations (China, England, France, Germany, Kenya, and South Africa) on academic writing development in the dominant language of…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
David, Dorothy – 1996
This document reviews how performance indicators are currently being used in several Commonwealth countries the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, and identifies some of the issues associated with performance indicator development and application. It also examines whether there are any agreed upon "key", or common, indicators that…
Descriptors: Administration, Case Studies, Decision Making, Evaluation
Botha, P. M. C., Ed. – 1987
This report, containing seven articles, summarizes a series of evaluation studies. The first article, "The Shell Science and Mathematics Resource Centre in 1987," provides an overview of the Centre's mode and reflections about the achievements of the Centre during the three years of its operation. The second article, "The Curriculum…
Descriptors: Education Service Centers, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Management Development
DuPlessis, P. G., Comp. – 1987
This study investigates ways in which distance education could make a greater contribution toward solving the education problems in the Republic of South Africa. The nature of distance education and the types of distance education institutions are examined, and typical characteristics of distance teaching as compared with contact teaching are also…
Descriptors: Blacks, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries
Evans, Moyra – 1993
The use of English-language literature in South African college instruction for Black students, for many of whom English is a second language, is discussed, drawing on relevant literature. First, the conditions of the education of Black students in South Africa is reviewed, and it is suggested that this population often arrives in higher education…
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Techniques, College Curriculum, Educational Strategies