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Allais, Stephanie – Comparative Education, 2017
A crisis of student funding has led to most South African universities being closed for weeks, after protests in 2015 and again in 2016. A policy response to these events requires insight into relationships between higher education, society, and the economy. This paper interrogates the assumptions which underpin current approaches to measuring…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Impact, Value Judgment
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Allais, Stephanie; Marock, Carmel; Ngcwangu, Siphelo – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In South Africa, a national peak structure, the Human Resource Development Council, led by the Deputy President and consisting of key Cabinet Ministers, senior leaders from organised labour and business, community representatives, professional bodies and experts from research and higher education, was established to enable high-level coordination…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Higher Education
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Letseka, Moeketsi – Democracy & Education, 2017
This review provides a critical appraisal of Kubow and Min's paper. It teases out their conception of "liberalism" and argues that the classical notion of liberalism as a political theory that advocates individual liberty based on assumptions of the unencumbered autonomous individual has lost currency. This is because over the years…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Political Attitudes, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Kloot, Bruce; Rouvrais, Siegfried – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
South Africa, with its national cultural diversity and post-apartheid challenges and commitments, finds echoes in the European context, especially considering the imperatives of openness and non-discrimination in higher education. With an historical tradition of excellence in engineering education, the emphasis on supporting educationally…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, International Education, Models, Foreign Countries
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Sibanda, Jabulani – South African Journal of Education, 2017
This paper interrogates the complexity of language use at the Grade Three-Four transition, using the South African context as a microcosm of similar educational systems. The paper describes the complex nature of the transition, particularly within a second language (L2) instructional context. It explores the dissonance between and among theory,…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Grade 4, Theory Practice Relationship, Language of Instruction
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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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Vorster, Jo-Anne; Quinn, Lynn – Education as Change, 2017
It has become increasingly evident that the discourse of transformation that has shaped the democratising of higher education institutions over the first two decades of the democratic dispensation in South Africa has now run its course. Over the past few years, and particularly during the tumultuous student protests of 2015 and 2016, students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Faculty Development, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Oostendorp, Marcelyn – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2017
The transformation of higher education has been a pressing concern for policy makers and practitioners. This article provides examples of the transformative potential of assessments designed within the framework of a multi-literacies and heteroglossic pedagogy in an Applied English Language course at a South African university. These assessments,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Davids, Nuraan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
Education in democratic South Africa has been saddled with the extraordinary task of sanitising a once dehumanising and splintered education system into a singular narrative of social justice and creative, problem-solving individuals. This extraordinary effort has witnessed a pendulum swing from the openness of outcomes-based education, to a less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Assessment, Measurement
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Walker-Williams, Hayley J.; Fouché, Ansie – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
Purpose: This study evaluated the benefits of a ''survivor to thriver'' strengths-based group intervention program to facilitate posttraumatic growth in women survivors of child sexual abuse. Method: A quasi-experimental, one group, pretest, posttest, time-delay design was employed using qualitative methods to evaluate the benefits of the…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Females, Intervention
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Leutwyler, Bruno; Popov, Nikolay; Wolhuter, Charl – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This is a comparative study focused on the internationalization of teacher education in three countries--Bulgaria, Switzerland, and South Africa. The authors stress on the fact that on the one hand, teacher education is exposed to the increasing imperative to internationalize but on the other hand, teacher education is traditionally to a very…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Context Effect, Global Approach
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Herman, Harold D. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
This paper explains the concepts of Affirmative Action (AA) and Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) and the policies developed in post-Apartheid South Africa. It compares it to similar policies adopted in different contexts in Malaysia, India and the U.S.A. It explains and critiques the South African policies on AA and BEE, its history since 1994 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Affirmative Action, Blacks, Empowerment
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Passey, Don – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
The subject of computer science (CS) and computer science education (CSE) has relatively recently arisen as a subject for inclusion within the compulsory school curriculum. Up to this present time, a major focus of technologies in the school curriculum has in many countries been on applications of existing technologies into subject practice (both…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Integrated Curriculum, Required Courses, Educational Policy
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Long, Caroline; Graven, Mellony; Sayed, Yusuf; Lampen, Erna – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The South African people have a history of resistance to domination, injustice and inequality. It is therefore surprising that there has been an increase in social inequality, since the start of political democracy in 1994. Recently, the five teachers' unions refused to administer the Annual National Assessments. This action indicates some…
Descriptors: Social Differences, History, Democracy, Professional Autonomy
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Goodier, Sarah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
Limited research has been done to date on the extent of public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER) within basic education (K-12 equivalent) in South Africa. As claims have been made about the potential cost reductions that come with using OER, this study aimed to establish a benchmark of public spending on educational resources, uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Benchmarking, Cost Effectiveness
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