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Hundermark, Genevieve – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
Do we really know who our students are as they enter university? This was the question that the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand was grappling with. In response, the Humanities' Teaching and Learning Unit compiled a registration survey for first-year students to complete that gives an overview of who our incoming…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, At Risk Students, Humanities, Student Surveys
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Baijnath, Narend – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Education is at the core of South Africa's national development. The National Development Plan recognizes the potential of education to transform individuals and drive attainment of other development goals. The country's higher education system is characterized by low participation and high attrition. This presents challenges for the attainment of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Development
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Scott, Ian – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
South Africa's higher education system is falling far short of producing the mix of competent graduates required to meet the country's need for social and economic development. The problem of poor patterns of student success is longstanding, and is persisting despite the policy changes and many educationally sound interventions that have taken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Development
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Yu, Ke; Shandu, Balungile – Perspectives in Education, 2017
In this paper, we identify reasons for the high school achievement of some migrant children, in spite of the language barriers faced by themselves and their parents. We explore the literature to determine the factors used to overcome such barriers, particularly those beyond social economic status (SES) and other largely inherited factors that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Migrant Children, Academic Achievement
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Murris, Karin – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
In this article I argue that insufficient attention is paid to the explicit teaching of comprehension in South African literacy policies and practices. Like elsewhere, governments reinforce the existing curriculum gap by trying to solve the achievement gap in early literacy. I substantiate my claim through a critical analysis of a report…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Fynn, Angelo – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
The prediction and classification of student performance has always been a central concern within higher education institutions. It is therefore natural for higher education institutions to harvest and analyse student data to inform decisions on education provision in resource constrained South African environments. One of the drivers for the use…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Data Collection
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White, Peter R. R.; Mammone, Giuseppe; Caldwell, David – Language and Education, 2015
This chapter addresses the issue of pedagogy and bilingual/multilingual education: how best to match teaching-and-learning approaches to the literacy development needs of students in multilingual educational settings. More specifically, it makes the case for what is known as the "Sydney school" genre-based literacy development approach.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Styles, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Mereku, Damian Kofi; Mereku, Cosmas Worlanyo Kofi – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2015
The PanAfrican Research Agenda on the Pedagogical Integration of information and communication technology (ICT; PanAf) research project was initiated in 2006 to support initiatives in African countries to integrate ICT into teaching and learning through the frequent collection and analysis of data on ICT usage. The article examines the congruence…
Descriptors: African Studies, Foreign Countries, Intention, Program Implementation
Weber, Jean-Jacques – Multilingual Matters, 2014
This book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts children's needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon children's actual home resources and provides access to both the local and global languages that students need for their educational and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Student Needs, Educational Policy
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Nel, Celeste; Kistner, Loumarie; van der Merwe, Elanza – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2013
Stellenbosch University has a unique history in the South African higher education context and has made significant strides in attracting more students of colour. Taking in to account the University's strategic commitment to the expansion of its diversity profile among newcomer first-year students from 24 per cent in 2010 to 33 per cent by 2015,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Statistical Analysis
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Gwandure, Calvin; Mayekiso, Thokozile – Africa Education Review, 2013
This theoretical paper looked at the possibility of incorporating the social learning concept of achievement-oriented behaviour in promoting children's public participation in policy-making in the educational system. The paper highlighted how the concepts of public participation and achievement-oriented education could be used in the governance of…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Citizen Participation, Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement
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Mogashana, Disaapele; Case, Jennifer M.; Marshall, Delia – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
Student learning inventories are used by both researchers and educators as tools to identify "at risk" students. This article critically interrogates the results of one of these inventories, the 18-item Approaches to Learning and Studying Inventory. In-depth interviews were held with a purposive sample of 10 first-year engineering…
Descriptors: Criticism, College Students, Student Reaction, Academic Achievement
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Rankin, N.; Schoer, V.; Sebastiao, C.; van Walbeek, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article considers students' performance in an identical Economics test at two universities to investigate the predictive power of the NBT against that of Mathematics in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam. We find that, on average, both NBT and NSC results are useful predictors of performance in first year Economics. However, for…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Predictor Variables, Benchmarking, Academic Achievement
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Sikhwari, T. D.; Pillay, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Various studies have shown that the school system in South Africa is continually producing learners who are inadequately prepared for higher education studies, particularly schools in disadvantaged environments. The University of Venda (UNIVEN) is situated in an educationally disadvantaged environment. Most of the students who enroll at this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Study Skills, Program Effectiveness
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Woollacott, L.; Snell, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article presents the findings of an exploratory investigation involving the direct assessment of the quality of abstract thinking of two cohorts of South African university entrants who had very good school leaving qualifications. The investigation was prompted by the observation of difficulties these students seemed to have had in a first…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education, Engineering
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