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Bakker, Rene M.; Raab, Jorg; Milward, H. Brinton – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
A crucial contemporary policy question for governments across the globe is how to cope with international crime and terrorist networks. Many such "dark" networks--that is, networks that operate covertly and illegally--display a remarkable level of resilience when faced with shocks and attacks. Based on an in-depth study of three cases…
Descriptors: Crime, Terrorism, Resilience (Psychology), Social Networks
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Mukute, Mutizwa; Lotz-Sisitka, Heila – Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2012
This article uses the theoretical and methodological tools of cultural historical activity theory and critical realism to examine three case studies of the introduction and expansion of sustainable agricultural practices in southern Africa. The article addresses relevant issues in the field of agricultural extension, which lacks a theoretical…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Rural Extension, Foreign Countries, Realism
Taylor, Tony, Ed.; Guyver, Robert, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2012
The book is entitled History Wars in the Classroom: Global Perspectives and examines how ten separate countries have experienced debates and disputes over the contested nature of the subject, for example the "Black Armband" and "Whitewash" factions in Australia who adopt opposingly celebratory or denigratory views of Australian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Modern History, Textbooks, Racial Segregation
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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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Modiba, Maropeng – Research in Education, 2011
As curriculum scholars in South Africa express concerns about the failures of the outcomes-based curriculum policy that has been introduced post-apartheid it is of increased importance to try and understand the professional development that is required by teachers for its successful implementation. As a contribution to the development of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Sayed, Yusuf; Ahmed, Rashid – Comparative Education, 2011
In spite of numerous definitions of quality, consensus on what constitutes quality is less clear and contested. Using South Africa as a case study, this paper explores the current conceptual thinking and debates about education quality. Specifically the paper reviews selected South African policy texts to identify how some of the global dimensions…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Bush, Tony – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
Succession planning has become increasingly important because of the shortage of headship applicants in England, and in many other countries. Leadership development is a central part of any succession planning strategy. This article compares the findings from two longitudinal studies, in England and South Africa, where the governments are seeking…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Leadership
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Paxton, Moragh – Teaching in Higher Education, 2011
The study described in this article sets out to understand the barriers and affordances to successful completion of the short research thesis required in many advanced undergraduate courses or Honours programmes. In the study, the genre features of students' research projects and the criteria used to assess them were analysed and both students and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Undergraduate Study, Interviews
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Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – South African Journal of Education, 2011
Moral issues and principles do not only emerge in cases of conflict among, for instance, religious communities or political parties; indeed they form the moral substructure of notions of social justice. During periods of conflict each opponent claims justice for his/her side and bases the claim on certain principles. In this article, reference is…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Morale, Case Studies, Public Schools
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Harber, Clive; Mncube, Vusi – South African Journal of Education, 2011
This paper is concerned with three possible theoretical relationships, between education and social, economic and political development, that--(a) education improves society, (b) education reproduces society as it is and (c) education actually makes society worse. The paper then uses South Africa as a case study to critically analyse these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Educational Policy, Racial Segregation
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Westraadt, Georina – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
Quality and meaningful Visual Art education provides opportunities for learning and holistic development to all children at school. Research projects in this regard highlight the problems that teachers experience in this field. The contribution of higher education in the training of educators to provide for teachers in Visual Art education is…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Teacher Education, Visual Literacy
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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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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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