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Oduaran, Akpovire – Commission for International Adult Education, 2018
The technology utilization gap experienced almost one decade ago in many African countries had by June 2017 become a thing of the past when different African governments began to repudiate investment in fixed-line infrastructure in favor of the mobile infrastructure. Many networks providers have since migrated from 3G to LTE-based services.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Adult Education, Distance Education
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Ishumi, Abel G. M. – Africa Education Review, 2013
The paper sets out to show that teaching is among the five undeniably oldest and historically character-shaping professions in the world, the others being engineering-architecture, medicine, law, and accounting and each of these professions has a unique story in connection with its genesis and its influence on social organisation. The paper…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education, Educational Trends, Reputation
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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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Addy, Nii Antiaye – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2012
In Sub-Saharan Africa, the academic aims of curriculum reforms and the teaching roles related to them are similar, but non-teaching roles are likely to vary across countries. Taking an organization studies perspective, this article compares teachers' roles in reform along the Botswana-South Africa border. Though these teachers share language and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Segregation, Curriculum Development
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Chisholm, Linda; Chilisa, Bagele – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2012
This article examines how different histories and contexts of political and educational change in Botswana and South Africa have shaped the more regular classroom practice observed in Botswana. It does this through an interpretive synthesis and comparison of four key moments of educational change in Botswana and South Africa during the twentieth…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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Irving, Margaret – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2012
This article compares key features of the labour markets for teachers across Botswana and South Africa in order to seek possible explanations for the apparently larger teacher shortages in South Africa. It is argued that South African teachers earn relatively lower wages when compared to professionals with comparable qualifications; they have also…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Unions, Comparative Analysis
Menefee, Trey; Bray, Mark – Online Submission, 2012
This report was produced for the 2012 Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers meeting in Mauritius. Its main purpose is to track the historical progress and likelihood of attainment of Education For All and education-specific Millennium Development Goals while also critically reviewing the methods used to track this progress. The analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Development
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article provides some of the key findings of a comparative study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which attempted to understand more about the impact and implementation of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). Sixteen case studies were produced, on qualifications frameworks in Australia; Bangladesh; Botswana;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Ransom, Elizabeth – Journal of Rural Studies, 2011
In an era of increasing global agricultural trade, many firms and farms seek to upgrade their agricultural commodity chains to become better integrated into global markets. Utilizing a global commodity chain (GCC) approach, this analysis unravels the challenges to and the potential consequences of upgrading Botswana's beef commodity chain.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agriculture, Global Approach, Free Enterprise System
Orkodashvili, Mariam – Online Submission, 2009
The aim of the paper is to discuss the system of double-shift schooling and assess it from economic, social and educational angles referring to different cases from Sub-Saharan African countries. The paper makes an attempt to prove that despite certain challenges that it faces, the system of double-shift schooling is the best solution for poor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Schedules, Equal Education, Economically Disadvantaged
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Brown, B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
Teacher mobility has become a common feature of the cross-border flows and transnational networks that constitute globalisation. International and intraregional migration of teachers is an important factor in education provision and management in countries in the Southern Africa region, for example Botswana and South Africa. In an increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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
Appleton, Simon; Sives, Amanda; Morgan, W. John – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2006
Whilst the migration of teachers has been a phenomenon for hundreds of years, the advent of "globalisation" has seen such migration return to prominence. This article focuses on the experiences of two developing countries in Southern Africa which have been on different ends of the process: South Africa as a net sender of teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Faculty Mobility, Brain Drain
Seidelin, Susanne, Ed.; Hamilton, Stuart, Ed. – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1), 2005
The IFLA/FAIFE World Report Series is unique. It is the only source based on a systematic data collection process that provides an overview of how libraries around the world are tackling barriers to freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. This year's edition includes 84 country reports which detail the extent of Internet access…
Descriptors: Freedom, Access to Information, Laws, Federal Legislation
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