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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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Morris-Paxton, Angela A.; van Lingen, Johanna M.; Elkonin, Diane – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
The objective of this article is to reflect upon the relationships amongst health, disadvantage, educational opportunities, and higher education access and success. This is a reflective article taken from the literature review of a doctoral study on the relationship between health, access to, and success within, higher education. The importance of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Success
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Horsthemke, Kai – Transformation in Higher Education, 2017
There have been various approaches to the transmission and transformation of systems, practices, knowledge and concepts in higher education in recent decades, chief among which are drives towards indigenisation, on the one hand, and towards internationalisation, on the other. After briefly discussing and dispensing with radical versions of these,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Global Approach
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Molla, Tebeje; Cuthbert, Denise – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
After decades of decline, African higher education is now arguably in a new era of revival. With the prevalence of knowledge economy discourse, national governments in Africa and their development partners have increasingly aligned higher education with poverty reduction plans and strategies. Research capacity has become a critical development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Doctoral Programs
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Kaya, Hassan O.; Seleti, Yonah N. – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2013
The higher education system in Africa and South Africa in particular, is still too academic and distant from the developmental challenges of African local communities. The integration of African indigenous knowledge systems (AIKS) into the higher educational system could improve its relevance. This is due to the holistic, community-based nature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Indigenous Knowledge
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Zeelen, Jacques – International Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article discusses the current dynamics at African universities concerning the quality of teaching, the role of research, the level of community outreach, and the position of higher education in the educational sector as a whole. Points of reference are experiences at the University of the North in South Africa as well as experiences at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
Roberts, Liam – Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2007
Research Ethics has emerged as one of the most well-developed policy areas within the sphere of Research and Innovation Management. As such, for African institutions looking to strengthen their policy frameworks, develop increased collaborations, and increase research outputs, a thorough understanding of global trends in Ethics will be vital.…
Descriptors: Animals, Conflict of Interest, Supervision, Research Administration
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van Wyk, Berte; Higgs, Philip – Higher Education Policy, 2007
In this paper, we draw on philosophy (particularly African philosophy) to analyse the call for an African university. The call for an African university may be viewed as a call that insists that all critical and transformative educators in Africa embrace an indigenous African worldview and root their nation's educational paradigms in an indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, African Culture, Educational Needs
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Ellery, Karen – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2006
Due to a poor module evaluation, mediocre student grades and a difficult teaching experience in lectures, the Data Analysis section of a first year core module, Research Methods for Social Sciences (RMSS), offered at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, was completely revised. In order to review the effectiveness of these changes in…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Data Analysis
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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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Walker, Melanie – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2005
This paper explores both the personal narratives of a group of black and white undergraduate students and the institutional discourse at one historically white and Afrikaans medium university now undergoing its own transformation in post-apartheid South Africa. It considers how students talk about their actual experiences and the micro-realties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives
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Mji, A.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2004
R. J. Cruise and E. M. Wilkins's (1980) Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS), which measures levels of statistics anxiety, was administered to 169 technikon students (70.9% women) in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Evidence of score reliability and validity was provided, suggesting that the STARS can be used with this population.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Rating Scales, Measurement Techniques
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Sehoole, Chika Trevor – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2004
This article discusses and analyses the emergence of globalisation and its impact on developments within the African continent. Africa's response at a regional level through the New Partnership for Africa's Development and at a subregional level through the Southern African Development Community's "Protocol on Education" come under…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Regional Cooperation, African Studies