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Biao, Idowu; Esaete, Josephine; Oonyu, Joseph – International Review of Education, 2013
Although Africa has been home to famous ancient cities in the past, its modern conurbation areas are poor living spaces characterised by squalor, poor planning and human misery. The authors of this paper argue that the learning city concept, still almost unknown in Africa, holds enormous potential for redressing the dysfunctional state of things…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Municipalities, Educational Environment, Urban Planning
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Breidlid, Anders – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
The article's focus is the relationship between culture, indigenous knowledge systems (IKS), sustainable development and education in Africa. It analyzes the concept of sustainability with particular reference to education and indigenous knowledge systems. In particular the article analyzes the documents from the World Summit in Johannesburg in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Cultural Context
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Waghid, Yusef – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2007
In South Africa there is widespread recognition amongst university educators that the new outcomes-based education (OBE) system can prevent instrumental thinking, particularly in view of OBE's agenda to encourage critical learning. However, what these educators do not necessarily take into account is that many students are not always ready to deal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcome Based Education, African Culture, Racial Segregation
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Howie, Sarah J. – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2005
South African pupils performed well below the TIMSS international average in 1995 and 1999 and significantly below all other countries (including the other African countries) in the 1999 study. Path analysis, namely Partial Least Square (PLS) analysis, was applied to the South African TIMSS-R data to explore the effect of contextual factors at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Class Size, Mathematics Achievement, Context Effect
Commonwealth of Learning, 2004
Both of these "Surveys of policy and practice" were conducted on behalf of COL by the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) as part of COL's partnership agreement with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Working Group on Distance Education and Open Learning. The first report identifies…
Descriptors: Open Education, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Quality
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Jansen, Jonathan D. – Research Papers in Education, 2004
This article examines the struggles of the South African government to establish school-wide evaluation policies within post-apartheid institutions. It is demonstrated that even when such evaluation policies promise teacher development and whole-school improvement, there is significant resistance to government intervention in the school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Environment, Racial Segregation