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Lee, Jenny J.; Sehoole, Chika – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
This study examined mobility within the understudied region of southern Africa and particularly, the factors that drive and shape educational migration toward South Africa as a regional, continental, and global destination. Based on a survey administered to international students across seven South African universities, the findings revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, Student Educational Objectives, Performance Factors
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Jowi, James Otieno – Higher Education Policy, 2009
Higher education the world over has now become part of the globalization process and can no longer be strictly viewed from a national context. The realities of internationalization of higher education and its attendant impacts on the sector is an urgent priority for higher education, especially in developing economies such as Africa. This paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Risk
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Shrivastava, Meenal; Shrivastava, Sanjiv – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2014
Education is one of the major linchpins of economic, social and political development of any nation. Recent evidence suggests that higher education can produce both public and private benefits. Thus, the role of the state in making education policy, and funding education is indeed critical, and cannot be left to be determined by market forces…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Aluko, Folake Ruth; Omidire, Margaret Funke – Africa Education Review, 2020
Higher education in emerging economies has taken advantage of several technology affordances for student assessment in the digital era. However, the use of educational technology remains an area of concern in this context because of unequal technology terrain. This issue is more difficult in distance education, where students live in and work in…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Distance Education, Developing Nations
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Bekele, Teklu Abate; Ofoyuru, Denis Thaddeus – Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, 2021
Due mainly to globalization, knowledge economies, liberalization, and regulation and accountability regimes, higher education institutions are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their relevance and significance to society. European and North American universities have rearticulated their profiles and adopted entrepreneurial and engaged…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Institutional Characteristics
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Probyn, Margie – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2009
In South Africa, as in many parts of postcolonial Africa, English dominates the political economy and as a result is the medium of instruction chosen by the majority of South African schools, despite the fact that most learners do not have the opportunity to acquire English to the levels necessary for effective engagement with the curriculum.…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Jenny J. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Given the rise of regional hubs, emerging economies are experiencing international student growth as higher education providers in their respective regions. This study examined the neo-national experiences of international students in South Africa. Neo-nationalism refers to a new nationalism based national order in the new global economy. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Higher Education, Foreign Students
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Maistry, Suriamurthee – Education as Change, 2021
The analogy of South Africa as an ailing "organism" afflicted by chronic socio-economic inequality is apt as it captures the nation's manifest endemic abrasions and frailties, especially as it relates to the lived experience of its most vulnerable citizens (the precariat). COVID-19 has accentuated the plight of the poor, yet political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Social Problems, COVID-19
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Fongwa, Samuel N. – Education as Change, 2018
With a growing culture of accountability and institutional "managerialism" at universities and other higher education institutions, graduate employability and actual employment outcomes have become key indicators for higher education success. Research on graduate outcomes has gained significant currency among national governments,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Higher Education
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Joffe, Avril – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This paper discusses the pedagogical responses of the Wits University Cultural Policy and Management Department to the needs of our students in the postcolonial context of South Africa. It reviews the challenges experienced by our postgraduate students and the resultant innovations in both curriculum design and learning and teaching practice.…
Descriptors: Management Development, Activism, Public Policy, Strategic Planning
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Zhu, Xia; Chikwa, Gladson – Open Praxis, 2021
Cognisant of the wide range of cooperation between China and Africa and the existing strong Sino-African relationship, this article explores the international cooperation between Africa and China in the higher education domain, especially in the field of Open Distance Learning (ODL). The study employed data triangulation relying on both secondary…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Open Education
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Herman, Chaya – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
This article provides a quantitative picture of doctoral education in South Africa up to 2010, from the time the first doctorate was awarded in 1899. It identifies the different institutional profiles and emphases of doctoral graduation in South African universities at various periods of time in the context of economic, political and social…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Doctoral Degrees
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Chikoko, Vitallis; Mthembu, Pinkie – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In this paper, we review literature on the financing of primary and secondary education in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with a view to contributing some insights about the extent to which the region can achieve the United Nations' (UN) Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). At the heart of SDG 4 of the UN 2030 Agenda is the desire to achieve equity…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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Okebukola, Peter A.; Suwadu, Bugoma; Oladejo, Adekunle; Nyandwi, Ramadhani; Ademola, Ibukun; Okorie, Henry; Awaah, Fred – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
This paper provides glimpses of transactions in chemistry classrooms in five African countries (Burundi, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, and Senegal) during the COVID-19 lockdown. Members of the secondary school community in the countries including teachers, students, and school managers were unprepared for the unprecedent demand in shift from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Nordstrum, Lee E. – Journal of Education Policy, 2012
In 2009, the South African Department of Education extended tuition fee abolition to schools serving the poorest 60% of students, increased from 40% in 2007. This policy intends to increase access to and longevity in school for the poorest households by removing fees as a barrier and replacing private revenue with increased state funds. Despite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Access to Education
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