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Garton, Paul M. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
The South African student movements collectively referred to as #Fallism or #MustFall were more than resistance to fee increases. They were, and continue to be, movements targeting multiple institutions of Western coloniality and globalisation in tertiary education to establish economic and social equity, placing #Fallism within the broader global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Action, Global Approach, Social Media
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Joffe, Avril – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This paper discusses the pedagogical responses of the Wits University Cultural Policy and Management Department to the needs of our students in the postcolonial context of South Africa. It reviews the challenges experienced by our postgraduate students and the resultant innovations in both curriculum design and learning and teaching practice.…
Descriptors: Management Development, Activism, Public Policy, Strategic Planning
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Walters, Shirley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper considers the importance of 'in-between spaces' within the academy for challenging dominant institutional culture and hegemonic power relations towards a 'de-colonised' university. It questions 'mainstreaming' of transformational initiatives, as this can bring about regulation, rather than the turbulence that is often what is needed for…
Descriptors: School Culture, Power Structure, Universities, Lifelong Learning
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Langfield, Danielle – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
The use of a real-world case in a classroom simulation--in contrast to invented or disguised cases--is not widely recognized as a "combination" of two common active-learning strategies in political science: teaching with a case study and conducting a simulation. I argue that using such a simulation therefore can provide the benefits of…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Political Science
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Robins, Steven Lance; Fleisch, Brahm – Education as Change, 2016
Hargreaves (2002) suggested that vigorous social movements have the potential to improve the quality of (and increase the equity in) public education. This paper explores the role of Equal Education, an education social movement in South Africa led by university students and secondary school learners, in the process of educational change. Drawing…
Descriptors: Working Class, Educational Change, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Parr, Graham; Chan, Jennifer – Teaching Education, 2015
Since the 1970s, international fieldwork has provided opportunities for small numbers of pre-service teachers to teach and learn in a culture different from their own. Research into this fieldwork suggests that pre-service teachers are positive about their experiences, although questions remain about the ethics underpinning some of these programs.…
Descriptors: Practicums, International Educational Exchange, Student Exchange Programs, Field Experience Programs
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Wilson-Strydom, Merridy – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2015
Issues of social justice in higher education together with a focus on access or widening participation have become of increasing importance globally. Given the complex theoretical terrain of social justice and the tensions inherent in applying social justice frameworks within higher education, and particularly in the area of access, this paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Woolfrey, Lynn; Fry, Jane – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2015
This article examines the management of microdata collections in a university context. It is a cross-country analysis: Collection management at data services in Canada and South Africa are considered. The case studies are of two university sub-contexts: One collection is located in a library; the other at a Faculty-based Data Service. Stages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Library Materials, Library Development, Academic Libraries
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Mda, Thobeka – Perspectives in Education, 2013
This article provides an overview of the nature and quality of research supervision and mentorship practices employed by supervisors and mentors of interns in a South African research council in an attempt to increase the pool and change the face of researchers in the country. Through a series of studies conducted by the research council, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Mentors, Researchers
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Letseka, Moeketsi; Pitsoe, Victor – Open Praxis, 2013
The article explores the challenges of assessment in open distance learning (ODL). The authors argue that ultimately assessment should be about improving the quality of teaching and effective learning. It should be based on making expectations explicit and public, setting appropriate criteria and high standards for learning quality, systematically…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Open Education, Case Studies
Harber, Clive; Mncube, Vusi – Symposium Books, 2012
Education is often seen as the key agency in international development and poverty reduction. Frequently the emphasis is on the economic and social role of education in development. This book, on the other hand, is unusual in explicitly examining the political role of education in development. In particular, it sets out the theories, evidence and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Politics of Education
Ng, Eugenia M. W., Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
With the advent of new technologies, more convenient and effective ways of learning are being adopted. However, despite the growing advancements there remains a lack of literature in applications of using these technology teaching approaches. This book offers in-depth analysis of new technologies in blended learning that promote creativity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Action Research, Distance Education
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Young, Lauren Jones – Teachers College Record, 2008
Background/Context: In 1994, the Spencer Foundation embarked on an ambitious experimental initiative to support the preparation of education researchers. Over the 13-year span of the Research Training Grant (RTG) program, the foundation made multiyear awards to more than a dozen leading institutions in the United States and South Africa. This…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Quality, Program Implementation, Foreign Countries
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