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Herman, Chaya; Meki Kombe, Charity L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
International doctoral students' sojourn encompasses three transitional processes: to the new country, to the university and to a new academic identity as a researcher in a specific discipline. This article examines the role of social networks in facilitating these transitions for international doctoral students at one South African university. It…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Professional Identity, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Mampane, Ruth M.; Omidire, Margaret F.; Aluko, Folake Ruth – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The recent student unrest in South African public higher education institutions highlighted the call for the decolonisation of education across post-colonial countries. This research explored the construct of the "decolonisation of education" through the lens of students of different nationalities across Africa, their perspectives on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Transformative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Sani, A. Sadiq; Abraham, Charles; Denford, Sarah; Mathews, Catherine – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
This study investigated facilitators and challenges to designing, implementing and evaluating school-based sexual health education in sub-Saharan Africa, using interviews with intervention designers and researchers. At the pre-planning and planning stages, participants reported that facilitating factors included addressing the reproductive health…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Safety, Contraception
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Mpinganjira, Mercy – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
Many African countries are concerned with the targeting of international postgraduate students by developed countries for skilled migration. Increased provision of postgraduate studies within the continent would go a long way in dealing with the problem. Success will however depend on the ability of countries in the continent to attract…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Foreign Students
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Beyers, Christa; Hay, Johnnie – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2007
Fagan (1986, p. 859) stated many years ago that "school psychology has survived the complex interaction between education and psychology, and will continue to do so in future". Applied and adapted to South(ern) Africa of 2007, one may ask whether inclusive education will survive the complex interaction with the HIV and AIDS pandemic, and…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Walker, Melanie – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005
This paper examines the life history narratives of a group of 12 black and white male and female undergraduate students at a historically white Afrikaans medium university, now undergoing its own transformation in post-apartheid South Africa. Conceptualizations of identity and discourse across four elements of context, setting, situated activity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Biographies, Organizational Change
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Walker, Melanie – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2005
This paper explores both the personal narratives of a group of black and white undergraduate students and the institutional discourse at one historically white and Afrikaans medium university now undergoing its own transformation in post-apartheid South Africa. It considers how students talk about their actual experiences and the micro-realties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives