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Potokri, Onoriode Collins; Perumal, Juliet – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article presents an unusual concrete insight to African higher education transformation. The purpose is to examine the roles of African women mainly Charlotte Maxeke, a South African, in the transformation of higher education and to identify the legacy these transformation offerings translate into for women. It is organized as follows: first,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Females, Educational Change
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de Klerk, Danie; Spark, Linda; Jones, Andrew; Maleswena, Tshepiso – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Student success, faculty and university throughput, and the need for adequate and appropriate student support remain prevalent issues in the South African and global higher education sectors. Subsequently, the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management at a large South African university applied for Teaching and Development Grant funding in order to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Success, Holistic Approach, Intervention
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Breier, Mignonne; Herman, Chaya – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
South African universities need more academics with PhDs, from historically disadvantaged population groups in particular, but they face a conundrum. In order to have more staff with PhDs, they need to produce more PhD graduates. But in order to produce more PhD graduates, they need more staff with PhDs to supervise. This article explores this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Public Policy, Teacher Shortage
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Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Luis – Education as Change, 2017
In a recent article in this journal, Vorster and Quinn offered a set of recommendations on how academic staff developers can advise university lecturers on decolonising their curricula and methods. Their main advice was to integrate more African cultural elements into their teaching. However, Vorster and Quinn's advice is rather general. In this…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Practices
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Davids, Nuraan; Waghid, Yusef – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2016
That the issue of violence sits uneasily on the conscience of higher education is evident in the view that educated people are as likely as uneducated people to participate in violence. The concern of conscience is equally prevalent in the view that the public role of the university is "the responsibility of a community of thinking".…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Higher Education, Violence, Democratic Values
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Waghid, Yusef – Transformation in Higher Education, 2016
Higher education transformation in South Africa, as correctly argued by Petro du Preez,Shan Simmonds and Anné Verhoef, should become more 'fluid ["and"] open-ended'. However, even more fluidity and open-endedness might not necessarily be sufficient in enacting transformation in the higher education realm. Consequently, in this article I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Democratic Values
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Msibi, Thabo – Perspectives in Education, 2013
Transformation in higher education has tended to focus on race and sex, at the expense of other forms of discrimination. This article addresses the silencing of "queer" issues in higher education. Using queer theory as a framework, and drawing on current literature, popular media reports, two personal critical incidents and a project…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Theories, Homosexuality, Social Bias
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Ndlovu, M. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this chapter is to discuss how the idea of a Pedagogy of Hope is perceived, interpreted and realised at the Institute for Mathematics and Science Teaching of the University of Stellenbosch (IMSTUS). First some background information is given about the impact of the programmes which, it is argued, cannot be pinned to one Millennium…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Articulation (Education), Blended Learning, Technology Integration
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Wilson-Strydom, Merridy – South African Journal of Education, 2011
The closely related, but often contradictory, issues of increasing access to university and improving students' chances of success in their university studies have been and continue to be an important research focus within higher education studies and policy in South Africa and beyond. More recently, the challenge of underpreparedness of students…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Winberg, C.; Adams, A.; Esbach, J.; Groenewald, W.; Lakay, D.; Muzondo, I.; Randall, K.; Seane, G.; Siyepu, S.; Veeran, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Universities of Technology (UTs) offer career-focused education in a wide variety of disciplines and fields. Traditionally, UTs recruited academic staff with relevant workplace experience, rather than academic qualifications. The result of this strategy was, while many lecturers possessed professional qualifications in their field, they did not…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Qualifications, Employment Qualifications, Tenure
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Pillay, V.; McLellan, C. E. – Perspectives in Education, 2010
In this paper we argue that the cliched phrases, "dealing with difference" and "dealing with diversity", despite their commitment to accepting and appreciating difference and diversity, may be used in counterproductive ways to camouflage resistance to change and transformation. In a small sample of interviews conducted at a…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Multicultural Education, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
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Langdon, G. S.; Balchin, K.; Mufamadi, P. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
This paper examines the development of risk awareness among undergraduate students studying mechanical engineering at a South African university. A questionnaire developed at the University of Liverpool was modified and used on students from the first, second and third year cohorts to assess their awareness in the areas of professional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Mechanics (Physics), Risk
Lkhamsuren, Munkh-Erdene; Dromina-Voloc, Nataliya; Kimmie, Riedwaan – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2009
This paper uses a multicountry perspective spanning four countries--the United States, Mongolia, South Africa, and Ukraine--to highlight a number of strategies and challenges related to the creation and implementation of suitable higher education finance polices. It draws attention to the financial imperatives that affect higher education in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Finance Reform
Belyakov, Alexander; Cremonini, Leon; Mfusi, Mankolo; Rippner, Jennifer – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2009
Increased student access to higher education institutions has been associated with the recent proliferation of higher education opportunities throughout the world. Various countries have undertaken numerous initiatives to increase access, such as the Netherlands with its involvement in the Bologna Process and the United States with Achieve Inc.'s…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Transitional Programs
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Wagner, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Current literature on teaching research methodology in the social sciences highlights the changing nature of our world in terms of its complexity and diversity, and points to how this affects the way in which we search for answers to related problems (Brew 2003, 3; Tashakkori and Teddlie 2003, 74). New ways of approaching research problems that…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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