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Herman, Chaya – Higher Education Policy, 2012
The article sets out to explore how Ph.D. programme leaders in South Africa view the purpose of the Ph.D., and how their views shape their responses to recent policies with regard to the Ph.D. It refers in particular to the vision of the Department of Science and Technology for a five-fold increase in the number of Ph.D. graduates by 2018, and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Universities
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Cross, Michael; Naidoo, Devika – Higher Education Policy, 2011
The paper scrutinises the dynamics and the nature of peer review in the programme evaluation and accreditation process within the context of diverse individual and institutional legacies in South Africa. It analyses the peer review process and highlights the contestation at political, policy and epistemological levels. The paper argues that,…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
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McLellan, Carlton E. – Higher Education Policy, 2009
This paper explores the policy implications of experiences of African international students (AIS) studying at post-apartheid South Africa universities. It argues that given the spirit and tone of continental, regional, and domestic policies to which South Africa has committed that at the very least there is an implicit expectation of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Human Relations, Foreign Countries
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Singh, Mala – Higher Education Policy, 2008
The analytical literature as well as a plethora of policy documents in higher education demonstrate the extent to which diversity and differentiation have become staples of higher education reform and indicators of progress in many countries with very different histories and development trajectories. Despite its global appeal, many issues of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Boughey, Chrissie – Higher Education Policy, 2007
At an international level, the peaceful transition to democracy in South Africa has often been lauded as miraculous. While political transformation might have been highly successful, changes in other spheres have proved to be much more problematic. This paper examines the change in higher education in South Africa and, more particularly, the role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Democracy, Racial Segregation
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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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Cross, Michael; Adam, Fatima – Higher Education Policy, 2007
This paper focuses on policy initiatives and strategies used to promote the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education in South Africa. It explores a wider international outlook and current debates in South Africa to map out an emerging South African perspective concerning the integration of ICT in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Educational Policy
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Ogude, N. A.; Netswera, F. G.; Mavundla, T. – Higher Education Policy, 2003
Focuses on the redefinition of South Africa's Colleges for Advanced Technical Education into research organizations in higher learning. Discusses inconsistencies between different policy documents, practical problems emerging at the implementation stage, and views of the technikon umbrella organization on the progress so far. (EV)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education