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Boyd, Bill; Grant, Aidre – Australian Universities' Review, 2019
The paper reflects whether it is too much to ask for a 'compassionate' university. It is an opinion piece as a response about how to make a shift against narratives that oppress, and how to respond positively to the 'compelling need for compassionate academic leadership in our universities' (Waddington, 2018, p.87). The authors draw on writers…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Characteristics, Politics of Education, Empathy
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Ambrosio, John – Democracy & Education, 2018
This article is a response to a qualitative study that examined how the indigenous African notion of "ubuntu" informs how some school teachers in a Black township in South Africa conceptualize Western-oriented narratives of democracy. While the study acknowledges important differences in how ubuntu is understood and defined, the author…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Democracy
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Valk, John – Religious Education, 2017
In this article, the author John Volk, professor of Worldview Studies at Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, looks forward toward the November 2017 Religious Education Association Conference, which is entitled "Learning in Encounter: Crossroads, Connections, Collaborations", and says that…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Self Concept, Trust (Psychology), Beliefs
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Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Luis – Education as Change, 2017
In a recent article in this journal, Vorster and Quinn offered a set of recommendations on how academic staff developers can advise university lecturers on decolonising their curricula and methods. Their main advice was to integrate more African cultural elements into their teaching. However, Vorster and Quinn's advice is rather general. In this…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Practices
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Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
In this response article, I draw on critical realist perspectives to engage with the argument put forward in Bengtsson's study, which sees agency as an ontological necessity for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) policy engagement. Bengtsson supports a notion of the logic of contingent action over the logic of power as dominance,…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Educational Policy
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Waghid, Yusef – Transformation in Higher Education, 2016
Higher education transformation in South Africa, as correctly argued by Petro du Preez,Shan Simmonds and Anné Verhoef, should become more 'fluid ["and"] open-ended'. However, even more fluidity and open-endedness might not necessarily be sufficient in enacting transformation in the higher education realm. Consequently, in this article I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Democratic Values
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Young, Michael – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
In this paper, following some brief introductory remarks, I provide a context to this Symposium by presenting a brief autobiographical account explaining how I became involved in curriculum theory and the idea of a knowledge-led curriculum and how I was led to write the paper under discussion. I then make brief comments on each of the six papers…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Futures (of Society), Educational Change, Knowledge Level
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Lebeau, Yann; Stumpf, Rolf; Brown, Roger; Lucchesi, Martha Abrahao Saad; Kwiek, Marek – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2012
The aftermath of the international financial crisis of 2008/2009 and current economic downturn in the world economy has unsurprisingly put publicly-funded higher education (HE) systems under immense pressure in most parts of the world. Added to measures of the past 20 years, aiming at introducing cost effective management approaches imported from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Student Participation, Educational Change
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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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Modiba, Maropeng – Research in Education, 2011
As curriculum scholars in South Africa express concerns about the failures of the outcomes-based curriculum policy that has been introduced post-apartheid it is of increased importance to try and understand the professional development that is required by teachers for its successful implementation. As a contribution to the development of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Instruction
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Mafumo, T. N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article analyses the National Plan of Higher Education (NPHE) and argues that the NPHE mainly uses formal concepts of social justice in bringing redress and equity to the higher education. It further argues that the plan could meaningfully and better address issues of equity and redress by employing substantive forms of justice. Firstly, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Justice, National Programs
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Easton, Peter B. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2011
In this response to Hewson and Ogunniyi's paper on indigenous knowledge (IK) and science teaching in South Africa, I seek to broaden the debate by setting the enterprise of integrating IK into science education in its cultural and socio-political context. I begin by exploring the multiple meanings of indigenous knowledge in Africa, next consider…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, African Culture, Discovery Learning, Science Education
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Mashabela, N. T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
University governance remains a controversial issue in South African higher education as it was during the Apartheid era. Neave (1998) in Harry de Boer and Leo Goedegebuure (2001, 163) rightly say that "governance within higher education is a most complicated and challenging issue. Of all issues currently under discussion, few are more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Governance
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Ferreira, Ana; Janks, Hilary – Perspectives in Education, 2009
In this article we draw on data from a two-cycle action research project, in which ways of teaching reconciliation in post-apartheid secondary school classrooms are explored. We undertake a detailed analysis of a selection of artefacts produced by South African students representing their understandings of reconciliation. Initially students' work…
Descriptors: Action Research, Peace, Teaching Methods, Secondary Education
Horsthemke, Kai – Online Submission, 2009
The world (Africa in particular) is in a progressive state of environmental crisis, caused by global warming, loss of biodiversity, human overpopulation, pollution, massive deforestation and desertification, urbanization and many other environmental problems and risk factors. For several commentators and theorists, part of the solution resides in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Global Approach, Biodiversity
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