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Zerger, Sandra; Clark-Unite, Cathy; Smith, Liesl – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2006
This chapter offers a case study of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, where SI has acted as more than a student academic development program by also addressing faculty and curriculum development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supplementary Education, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development
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Whitehead, Kevin A.; Kriel, Anita J.; Richter, Linda M. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2005
In the face of extreme poverty and inequality in South Africa, community mobilization interventions represent an important way in which people can be empowered to improve their life. Successfully conducting community mobilization interventions in rural South African communities requires anticipating and addressing a number of potential barriers in…
Descriptors: Intervention, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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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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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
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Meyer, Hester W. J. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2005
Introduction: We report on the role of information in the development of rural communities where the impact of the oral tradition remains very strong. The nature of the attributes, and the particular type of communication mechanisms to be used, have been proposed as key factors in the use of information in rural communities. Method: Literature…
Descriptors: Rural Development, Information Utilization, Oral Tradition, Qualitative Research
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
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Mutshekwane, Alex – Journal of In-service Education, 2004
This article reviews the impact of broader policy change and practices on in-service teacher education (INSET) in the Limpopo province. The author argues that name changes from INSET to staff development to continuous teacher professional development or continuous professional development to capacity building and training tend to generalise…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Change, Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education
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Robottom, Ian – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2004
This article explores the idea of localness in environmental education. The article presents a case for activities that are localized and contextual, and then outlines a number of examples of local initiatives in environmental education drawn from Australia, South Africa, and Scotland. The article concludes with a consideration of an enduring…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Professional Development
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Caidi, Nadia – Library Quarterly, 2004
This article presents case studies of the social shaping of the national union catalog (NUC) in seven countries (four in Central and Eastern Europe, two in the Baltic region, and South Africa). The purpose is to illustrate how technology developments do not occur independently of their social context but rather are co-constituted by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catalogs, Library Materials, Technological Advancement
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Ng'ambi, Dick; Brown, Irwin – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
This paper describes an evaluation of a web-based consultation space (a dynamic frequently asked questions environment--DFAQ) in which learners consult one another using questions, and in which both the flow of interaction and its artefacts become a resource available to a community of learners. The DFAQ is a special form of a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Consultation Programs
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Henning, Elizabeth; Van der Westhuizen, Duan – Computers and Education, 2004
The article addresses the issue of "learning to elearn" in borderless programs in a globalised learning landscape and the associated problems of scaffolding the journey across the digital divide. The authors argue that the assumption underlying such courses is that cross-cultural programs are viable because they are conceived and…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Adult Students, Distance Education, Cultural Context
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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
Kerfoot, Caroline – 2001
The impacts of the adult basic education and training (ABET) courses offered by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) in South Africa's Northern Cape Province were examined. Data were collected through questionnaires, open-ended and semi-structured interviews, observations, and document analysis. Of the 221 students enrolled in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning
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Harvey, Stephen; Peacock, Alan – Comparative Education, 2001
Traces the lifecycle of the Primary Science Programme (PSP), 1983-99, a representative South African nongovernmental organization. Shows how the social and economic environment shaped PSP development and demise. Highlights tensions between quality versus quantity, subject versus holistic focus, and participatory versus authoritarian management…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Development
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
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