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Seale, Oliver; Cross, Michael – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
It has been argued that traditional governance practices and decision making associated with the collegial model are no longer effective in universities, and business-like management techniques should be adopted. Dwindling resources, external demands for accountability, and increased competition for market share, have resulted in efficiency…
Descriptors: Universities, College Administration, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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Mavunga, George; Cross, Michael – International Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Employee learning which is known by terms such as "human capital development" and "lifelong learning" is an aspect of post-school learning which people engage in for purposes of enhancing their work-related competencies and possibly achieve upward professional mobility. There are different views on how best employee learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Lifelong Learning, Employees
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Maodzwa-Taruvinga, Mandivavarira; Cross, Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2012
South Africa's attainment of democracy in 1994 culminated in an educational reform anchored on an outcomes-based curriculum which was initially labelled Curriculum 2005 (C2005). The reform process and ensuing policy was rooted in labour movement debates and informed by the outcomes-based education (OBE) experiences in Australia and New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Racial Segregation, Democracy, Conflict
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Cross, Michael; Naidoo, Devika – Higher Education Policy, 2011
The paper scrutinises the dynamics and the nature of peer review in the programme evaluation and accreditation process within the context of diverse individual and institutional legacies in South Africa. It analyses the peer review process and highlights the contestation at political, policy and epistemological levels. The paper argues that,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Cross, Michael; Carpentier, Claude; Ait-Mehdi, Halima – History of Education, 2009
This paper examines the discourses and modes of representation embodied in educational historiography from the 1970s to the present and their implications for intellectual identity construction in SA. The paper shows how the theoretical foundations of the liberal and Afrikaner nationalist discourses, which vacillated between race and ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Historiography, Social Class, Racial Segregation
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Cross, Michael; Adam, Fatima – Higher Education Policy, 2007
This paper focuses on policy initiatives and strategies used to promote the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education in South Africa. It explores a wider international outlook and current debates in South Africa to map out an emerging South African perspective concerning the integration of ICT in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Educational Policy
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Cross, Michael – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2004
Increasingly the social, educational, cultural, linguistic, religious and racial diversity of South African society is finding expression within South African institutions of higher education. Consequently, "diversity'', "diversity issues'' and "diversification'', have become part of the education debate and policy,and pose new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Cross, Michael – Youth and Society, 1993
Explores the concept of youth culture in South Africa, examining its emergence and development. The historical background supports a framework to inform the debate on policy strategies to deal with negative aspects of current South African youth culture. An agenda is suggested for redirecting youth culture. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, African Culture, African History, Agenda Setting