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Barrios-Tao, Hernando; Siciliani-Barraza, José María; Bonilla-Barrios, Bibiana – Online Submission, 2017
Education should be considered as one of the mechanisms for governments and nations to succeed in a post-conflict process. The purpose of this Review Article is twofold: to explain the importance of education in a post-conflict setting, and to describe a few strategies that post-conflict societies have implemented. In terms of research design, a…
Descriptors: Violence, Conflict, Case Studies, Technical Education
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Mokhele, Matseliso Lineo – Perspectives in Education, 2011
To its credit, the new National Curriculum Statement (NCS) for GET (General Education and Training) recently revised into a new Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in RSA has put a premium on the inclusion of environmental learning as an integrated component of all subject areas in the primary school phase of learning. This is in…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article provides some of the key findings of a comparative study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which attempted to understand more about the impact and implementation of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). Sixteen case studies were produced, on qualifications frameworks in Australia; Bangladesh; Botswana;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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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
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Rogan, John; Aldous, Colleen – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2005
Planned educational change occurs regularly throughout the world. With the enormous political change the 1994 elections brought to South Africa, a complete change in education policies was called for. The new Curriculum 2005 (C2005; Department of Education, RSA, [1997]) embraced new teaching and learning approaches such as outcomes-based education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Politics of Education, Outcome Based Education
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Kilfoil, W. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
This article reflects on the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at tertiary level, using the University of South Africa (Unisa) as a case study and the five stated goals of the NQF as the criteria for measuring the success or otherwise of the enterprise. A brief description is given of the initiatives at Unisa and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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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