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Coetzee, Daniella – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
In response to global and local needs, the South African government increasingly enables distance education through legislation and policy, and many traditional public higher education institutions have turned to dual-mode delivery of their programmes. This decision is often based on a desire for new market growth and firmly embedded in…
Descriptors: Governance, Distance Education, Administrative Organization, Educational Policy
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Wolhuter, Charl; Nel, Mirna; Želvys, Rimantas; Alisauskiene, Stefanja – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
Taking the example of post-1989 teacher education reform in Lithuania, and comparing that with teacher education reform in South Africa, a country that also underwent a total societal reconstruction at the same time as Lithuania, this paper defends the thesis that the configuration of education at grass roots level, is the outcome of a dialectical…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Comparative Education, Social Change
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Jacobs, Lynette – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
Over many years, universities that offer teacher education programmes have been in partnerships of different kinds with schools. Not only are schools sites of research for faculty members, but student teachers get workplace experience during practicums. In the postmodern world, there is emphasis on amelioration at grassroots level, instead of only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Access to Education
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Oduaran, Akpovire – Commission for International Adult Education, 2018
The technology utilization gap experienced almost one decade ago in many African countries had by June 2017 become a thing of the past when different African governments began to repudiate investment in fixed-line infrastructure in favor of the mobile infrastructure. Many networks providers have since migrated from 3G to LTE-based services.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Adult Education, Distance Education
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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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Ndebele, Njabulo S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This essay examines the changing range of descriptors available for black South African experience from the 1960s through to the present and shows the changing implications of "black", "African", "citizen" and "human being", with particular reference to the formative structures of education, and the enabling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Experience, Literature
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Lange, Lis – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
This lecture argues that the politicisation and instrumentalisation of the university caused by neoliberal frames has as a result the depoliticisation of knowledge and of the academic as individual. This depoliticisation has turned academic freedom into a right to disengage not only from the political fight around these issues but also from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, College Faculty, Academic Freedom
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Mahlangu, Vimbi P. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
This paper focuses on the approaches used by school heads in helping their growth and their teachers in primary schools in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa. The Department of Basic Education expects school heads and teachers to bring change in their school performances. The problem is that in these primary schools heads and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Beckmann, Johan – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
The new democratic dispensation in South Africa (1994) was accompanied by law and policy aimed at preventing unfair exclusion from educational opportunities and promoting equal access to educational opportunities. However, feelings of unfair exclusion remain and new understandings of exclusion are emerging. This paper examines the new policy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Racial Discrimination
Munyai, Keneilwe – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
This short paper explores the potential contribution of design thinking methodology to the education and training system in South Africa. Design thinking is slowly gaining traction in South Africa. Design Thinking is gaining traction in South Africa. There is offered by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Design, Problem Solving, Sustainability
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Rossouw, J. P. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2015
Internationally, the quality of education, social justice and accountability can be regarded as key elements of successful school systems and societies. Separately or jointly, these elements can be analysed and debated as distinct fields of study, and linked to an education system to determine the success thereof. Being a pivotal element of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Social Justice, Benchmarking, Excellence in Education
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Taukeni, Simon; Matshidiso, Taole – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
In this comparative paper we interrogate the access of social grants to meet orphan children school needs in Namibia and South Africa. We noted that the two governments are committed to provide orphan children with social grants to enable them to meet the school needs. However, accessing social grant to benefit most vulnerable orphan children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Needs, Access to Education, Children
Taylor, Estelle; Breed, Marnus; Hauman, Ilette; Homann, Armando – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
Our aim is to determine which teaching methods students in Computer Science and Information Systems prefer. There are in total 5 different paradigms (behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, design-based and humanism) with 32 models between them. Each model is unique and states different learning methods. Recommendations are made on methods that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Computer Science Education, Information Systems
Chan, Jenny; Parr, Graham – Australian Association for Research in Education (NJ1), 2012
Interest is growing in the potential of international intercultural teaching practicums to connect students to international dimensions of education and to productively disturb the conceptions of teaching, diversity and culture that some pre-service teachers bring with them into their teaching. This paper reports on an international teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Ethics, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
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