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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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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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Holmarsdottir, Halla B.; Desai, Zubeida; Botha, Louis Royce; Breidlid, Anders; Bastien, Sheri; Mukoma, Wanjiru; Ezekiel, Mangi J.; Helleve, Arnfinn; Farag, Alawia I.; Nomlomo, Vuyokazi – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
The idea of having a "Compare" Forum focusing on the above title was first discussed with one of the Editors of "Compare" during a PhD defence in Oslo in 2011. The PhD dissertation itself was linked to a larger project in which researchers from the North (Norway) and the South (South Africa) had been collaborating in…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, 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
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Muganda, Nixon; Joubert, Pieter, Jr.; Toit, Jacques Du; Johnson, Roy – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2012
Introduction: This paper examines the persistent problematic issue of engaging business students in teaching computer programming. Studies continue to document challenges in teaching computer programming and various methods have been proposed with varying degrees of success. From an educator's perspective, the concern is how to engage students to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Stakeholders, Teaching Methods
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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Wenger (2000, 229) describes communities of practice as the "basic building blocks of a social learning system" since they are the "social containers" that make up such a system. By practising in academic communities, academics define with one another what constitutes academic competence and, for that matter, what constitutes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Kajee, Leila – Language Learning Journal, 2010
In South Africa, higher education policy documents propose technology and resource-based teaching and learning to prepare youth for the knowledge and information society, and for a socially transformed society. However, the extent to which these policies are being implemented is still uncertain. This article reports on a technology-based English…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Disabilities
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Hoppers, Wim – Comparative Education, 2009
This article examines "inter-ministerial cooperation" (IMC) in the education sector as a form of development cooperation, whereby a ministry of education in the north collaborates with counterpart(s) in the south for purposes of mutual interest and development. It explores the characteristics and dynamics of IMC, and addresses the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Technical Assistance, Agency Cooperation
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Quinn, Lynn; Boughey, Chrissie – Quality in Higher Education, 2009
Since 1994, the South African higher education system, fragmented and divided along racial lines during the years of apartheid, has been subject to a wide range of initiatives directed at bringing about the "transformation" necessary for a more equitable dispensation and, ultimately, a new social order. One of the "levers"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Kruss, Glenda – Industry and Higher Education, 2008
This paper analyses the conditions for sustaining spin-off firms from university-based research in South Africa through follow-up case studies of three high-technology networks, using a "network alignment" approach. Commercialization failed in the first case because of a lack of interactive capability and an absence of networks between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Case Studies, Technological Advancement
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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
David, Dorothy – 1996
This document reviews how performance indicators are currently being used in several Commonwealth countries the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada, and identifies some of the issues associated with performance indicator development and application. It also examines whether there are any agreed upon "key", or common, indicators that…
Descriptors: Administration, Case Studies, Decision Making, Evaluation
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
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Cosser, Michael – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Describes a survey of faculty members at the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) which investigated the extent of support for use of teaching portfolios, in addition to student evaluations, as a method for evaluating faculty for promotion, and based on responses, development of a profile of portfolio content and procedures for its review.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, College Instruction, Evaluation Criteria
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