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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
Levy, Brian, Ed.; Cameron, Robert, Ed.; Hoadley, Ursula, Ed.; Naidoo, Vinothan, Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2018
All over the world, economic inclusion has risen to the top of the development discourse. A Oxford Scholarship Online well-performing education system is central to achieving inclusive development -- but the challenge of improving educational outcomes has proven to be unexpectedly difficult. Access to education has increased, but quality remains…
Descriptors: Governance, Politics of Education, Racial Segregation, Social Change
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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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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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Teise, K.; le Roux, A. – Africa Education Review, 2016
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is an educational approach that, by being a catalyst of social change, promotes sustainability. Although South African education policy and practice appear to be oriented towards ESD, the concept is contested, and ragged with ambiguity and vagueness. Because the transformation of South African education…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Case Studies, Models, Foreign Countries
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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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Brook Napier, Diane – Education and Society, 2012
In 2010, a series of events highlighted the intersection of globalization influences with internal needs when South Africa hosted the 2010 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. The mega-event afforded significant potential opportunities for displaying apparent racial harmony and enjoying global visibility, generating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Educational Change, Team Sports
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Weldon, Gail – Journal of Moral Education, 2010
One of the priorities of societies emerging from identity-based conflict is to signal a new society, with new values that stand in stark contrast with the old. Education policy becomes a critical arena for highlighting these political values when schools, particularly teachers, are identified as key agents of social change. However, the legacy of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Racial Segregation, Conflict, Social Change
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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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Gaventa, John – Rural Sociology, 2009
In his presidential address, Jess Gilbert argues that big states, in alliance with social scientists, can work to democratize society. He points to two fascinating examples--the involvement of rural sociologists with local citizens for policy planning in the New Deal and similarly their role in the Farm Security Administration's Resettlement…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Scientists, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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Berman, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
The premise of this article is that the visual arts can provide a valuable tool for social transformation. The application of this role of the arts in community-engaged research has revealed specific challenges for developing broader assessment criteria for evaluation. This article will explore a case study of a Fine Art Masters student's…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Action Research, Research Methodology, Evaluation Criteria