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North, Delia; Gal, Iddo; Zewotir, Temesgen – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2014
This paper aims to contribute to the emerging literature on capacity-building in statistics education by examining issues pertaining to the readiness of teachers in a developing country to teach basic statistical topics. The paper reflects on challenges and barriers to building statistics capacity at grass-roots level in a developing country,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Capacity Building, Statistics, Developing Nations
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Noble, Michael; Wright, Gemma – Social Indicators Research, 2013
This paper presents a spatial analysis of multiple deprivation in South Africa and demonstrates that the most deprived areas in the country are located in the rural former homeland areas. The analysis is undertaken using the datazone level South African Index of Multiple Deprivation which was constructed from the 2001 Census. Datazones are a new…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Environment
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
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Allais, Stephanie Matseleng – European Journal of Education, 2007
This article examines the South African National Qualifications Framework as a case study of a particular approach to the design of qualifications frameworks, which revolves around the specification of learning outcomes separate from educational institutions or programmes. It shows how an outcomes-led qualifications framework was seen as a…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Access to Education, Vocational Education, Case Studies
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Sehoole, M. T. C. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2005
How do political forces come together to influence merger forms and outcomes? This question is posed in a context of an analysis of the forms and outcomes of three "case studies" of mergers that took place in South Africa in the past decade. The theoretical stance, borne out by the data under review, places political actors at the centre…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Educational Change
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
Drake, Pat, Ed.; Owen, Patricia, Ed. – 1998
In this book, women in senior educational management positions discuss issues of internationality, management, gender, and education in various developing countries. Contributors examine power relations within organizations; choices men and women make that affect how they plan their lives, education, and careers; and characteristics of men and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries