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Ssebagala, Ralph Abbey – Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2017
A large fraction of South African consumers are highly leveraged, inadequately insured, and/or own little to no assets of value, which increases their exposure not only to idiosyncratic risk but also to severe indebtedness and/or default. This scenario can present negative ramifications that lead well beyond the confines of individual households.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Debt (Financial), Consumer Economics, Legislation
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Zhang, Yechun – Higher Education Studies, 2017
Doris Lessing, one of the most popular writers of British literature in the second half of the twentieth century, is famous for her changeable styles of works and different perspectives all over the world. Reviewing from Doris Lessing's works, Marginal Man is the main clue in her literary creation. Most of characters she created in her works are…
Descriptors: Novels, Foreign Policy, Minority Groups, Coping
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du Buisson, Theuns – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2017
Conducting undergraduate studies in the English language, while only a small minority of students speak English at home, poses many problems to learning in the South African context. This article explores how restrictive language policies may influence proper learning and impact negatively on the self-understanding of students. It also explores…
Descriptors: Multilingual Materials, Multilingualism, Tutorial Programs, Undergraduate Study
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Ragpot, Lara – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
How the child develops and learns should be an integral part of pre-service teacher education programmes. This article argues that for foundation phase teachers to teach young children effectively, course content in initial teacher education (TE) should cultivate a thorough understanding of the developing child by infusing theories of childhood…
Descriptors: Child Development, Preservice Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Practicums
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Becker, Anne – Transformation in Higher Education, 2017
The need to transform higher education in South Africa is indisputable. This article explores how the recent #mustfall protests, as an Event, could inform transformation. An Event follows three phases: reframing (shattering the frame through which we understand reality), the fall (the loss of a primordial unity which is a retroactive illusion) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Social Change
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Horsthemke, Kai – Transformation in Higher Education, 2017
There have been various approaches to the transmission and transformation of systems, practices, knowledge and concepts in higher education in recent decades, chief among which are drives towards indigenisation, on the one hand, and towards internationalisation, on the other. After briefly discussing and dispensing with radical versions of these,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Global Approach
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Mpungose, Jabulani E.; Ngwenya, Thengani H. – Education as Change, 2017
While it is argued in the paper that the New Public Management theory and practice has been applied much more in education than in any other area in the public sector, literature on education leadership and management still reveals a startling degree of confusion among education authorities, managers and leaders over what strategies to apply in…
Descriptors: Administrators, School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Accountability
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Christie, Pam; McKinney, Carolyn – Education as Change, 2017
This article argues that theories of "decoloniality" provide valuable insights into the social relations of "Model C" schools that have been brought into visibility in particular ways by the wave of student protests during and after 2016. Our starting point is to provide a brief outline of the central arguments made by a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Theories, Power Structure, Politics of Education
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McCulloch, Alistair; Kumar, Vijay; van Schalkwyk, Susan; Wisker, Gina – Quality in Higher Education, 2016
Supervision is generally recognised as playing a crucial role in the quality of a research student's doctoral experience and their academic outcomes and, in common with most areas of higher education, there is an oft-stated desire to pursue excellence in this important area. Excellence in research degree supervision is, however, an elusive concept…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Doctoral Programs, Supervision, Awards
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Lerman, Stephen; Adler, Jill – Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
The influences on governments for policy changes in schools range across many agencies, including the political party in power. When policies change, the sources of these influences are not always clear. The project whose work is presented in this special issue examines what these changes look like in terms of the differences in assessment tasks…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum
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Singh, Divya; Ramutsheli, Mashamaite Peterlia – Distance Education, 2016
Personal information is among the most significant assets for businesses today, and clear transactional rules are becoming increasingly important. Organizations, including universities, are charged with more responsibility than ever to protect the personal information used during the course of their business, specifically student data. The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Database Management Systems
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Marsh, Tyson E. J.; Knaus, Christopher B. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
In this paper, we examine the role of educational leadership in promoting and/or challenging racism as an intentional outcome of schooling. We focus on Egypt and South Africa, two countries uniquely framed as both deeply divided by race, religion, and/or class and as models of resistance and conscious activism. We draw upon experiences working as,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Christie, Pam – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2016
Reflecting on South African experience, this paper develops an analytical framework using the work of Henri Lefebvre and Nancy Fraser to understand why socially just arrangements may be so difficult to achieve in post-conflict reconstruction. The paper uses Lefebvre's analytic to trace three sets of entangled practices…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Social Change
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Banda, Felix – Language Policy, 2016
Drawing on online and daily newspapers, speakers' language and writing practices, official government documents and prescribed spelling systems in Southern Africa, the paper explores the challenges and possibilities of orthographic reforms allowing for mobility across language clusters, ethnicity, regional and national borders. I argue that this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Public Policy, Ethnic Groups
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Heugh, Kathleen – Language Policy, 2016
This article offers a historiographic analysis of twentieth century debates amongst agents with linguistic, missionary and ideological interest in the standardisation or harmonisation of two widely used clusters of languages in South Africa, Nguni and Sotho. The discussion illustrates how faith-based and political ideologies interact with and…
Descriptors: African Languages, Foreign Countries, Standard Spoken Usage, Language Attitudes
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