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Potokri, Onoriode Collins; Perumal, Juliet – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article presents an unusual concrete insight to African higher education transformation. The purpose is to examine the roles of African women mainly Charlotte Maxeke, a South African, in the transformation of higher education and to identify the legacy these transformation offerings translate into for women. It is organized as follows: first,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Females, Educational Change
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Paulson, Julia; Bellino, Michelle J. – Comparative Education, 2017
Transitional justice and education both occupy increasingly prominent space on the international peacebuilding agenda, though less is known about the ways they might reinforce one another to contribute towards peace. This paper presents a cross-national analysis of truth commission (TC) reports spanning 1980-2015, exploring the range of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Peace, Social Change, Civil Rights
Elsner, Paul A., Ed.; Boggs, George R., Ed.; Irwin, Judith T., Ed. – Community College Press (NJ3), 2008
In a global society and economy, education and training is essential to a nation's competitiveness and to the standard of living of its people. The need to open the doors of higher or further education beyond the relatively limited enrollments in elite and selective universities has spawned a movement to develop or expand institutions that are…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Living Standards, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Kamanja, L. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2007
Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have for long been celebrated as the solution to access in education. New innovations like the internet and mobile technologies provide a great opportunity for mass delivery of education information especially in Africa where governments and institutions are struggling to equip the people with much…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Access to Education
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Vithal, Renuka; Gopal, Nirmala – Perspectives in Education, 2005
In this article we report on what Grade 8 learners say about the new curriculum reforms in South Africa -- Outcomes-based Education (OBE) and Curriculum 2005 (C2005) -- that were introduced into their mathematics classrooms. The article begins by addressing what is argued to be a gap in reform research in mathematics education. It draws primarily…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Outcome Based Education
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Nieuwenhuis, F. J.; Mokoena, S. – Compare A Journal of Comparative Education, 2005
Democratisation as set out in the constitution of South Africa is based on the ideal of devolving power and authority to community level. Running parallel with the ideal of democratisation and devolution of powers are the imperatives of redress, educational transformation and restructuring, to be managed by central government and provincial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Preservice Teacher Education, School District Autonomy
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Sayed, Yusuf; Soudien, Crain – Compare A Journal of Comparative Education, 2005
This paper critically reviews the ways in which the policy of education decentralisation in post-apartheid South Africa results in both forms of inclusion and new forms of exclusion. Drawing on a two-year research project carried out in three provinces in South Africa, it shows how in the governance of schools, new forms of exclusion are being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Change, Governance