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Arko-Achemfuor, Akwasi – Cogent Education, 2019
This article reports on a community engagement project by the University of South Africa's Department of Adult Basic Education to address the challenges faced by new literates in establishing and managing projects and small businesses. The main objective of the article was to assess how capacity and training workshops have been used as tools to…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Small Businesses, Business Administration, Action Research
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Williamson, Charmaine – Cogent Education, 2019
This paper qualitatively explores PhD candidates' experiences in two Sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia and South Africa. While the countries are self-evidently very different, their respective drives to graduate PhDs create a strong point of commonality, prompting the programmed initiative focused on, herein. Drawing from observational data,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Students, International Cooperation
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Akinyemi, Adeola Folasade; Rembe, Symphorosa; Shumba, Jenny; Adewumi, Toyin Mary – Cogent Education, 2019
The purpose of the paper was to investigate how collaboration and mutual support as the processes established by communities of practice to improve continuing professional teachers' development in high schools. This study is essential as it helped teachers to see the importance of working as teams through mutual support given to each other to…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development
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Adewumi, Toyin Mary; Mosito, Cina – Cogent Education, 2019
The implementation of inclusion policy for learners with special education needs has been a matter of interest for South African schools. This study sought to explore pockets of good practice found in the experiences of teachers in implementing inclusion of learners with special education needs (SEN). A qualitative research approach was employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience, Inclusion
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Mzangwa, Shadrack T. – Cogent Education, 2019
Before 1994, some higher education institutions (HEIs) in South Africa seem not to value social inclusiveness of various groups in higher education, particularly people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As a result, access and widening participation are viewed as problematic and difficult to sustain since they involve students from poor and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Social Justice
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Mesker, Peter; Wassink, Hartger; Akkerman, Sanne; Bakker, Cok – Cogent Education, 2018
A boundary is a metaphor for an experience of discontinuity wherein a socio-cultural difference is perceived as a challenge or obstacle in action or interaction. This case study explores eight student teachers' perceptions of boundaries during an international teaching internship to identify where experiences of professional learning originate. We…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Internship Programs, International Education, Cultural Differences
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Omal, Felix; Akala, Beatrice M'mboga – Cogent Education, 2018
Key drivers of major changes in the post 1994 South African higher education transformation has been due to the increased involvement of university students in the university leadership and governance. However, strife for increased participation has often resulted into tension between the university student organizations and the university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Leadership, Universities
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John, Vaughn M.; Cox, Amanda J. – Cogent Education, 2018
Fostering positive and meaningful change amongst South African youth whose schooling and life experiences have rendered them largely ill-prepared, demotivated and often traumatised, is a complex endeavour, but one which needs urgent attention. Government programmes tend to ignore the psycho-social demands of the transition from unemployed…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Case Studies, Program Descriptions, Career Development
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Kariyana, Israel; Sonn, Reynold A.; Marongwe, Newlin – Cogent Education, 2017
This study assessed the competencies expected of doctoral graduates. Twelve purposefully sampled education experts provided the data. A case study design within a qualitative approach was adopted. Data were gathered through interviews and thematically analysed. Member checking ensured data trustworthiness. Factors affecting the quality of a…
Descriptors: Minimum Competencies, Degree Requirements, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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van de Heyde, Valentino; Stoltenkamp, Juliet; Siebrits, André – Cogent Education, 2017
The paper explores critical success factors (CSFs) in relation to the support structure for an online self-coaching pilot project, by the Centre for Innovative Education and Communication Technologies of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa, in collaboration with UWC's Social Work Department and the University of South Africa…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Social Work, Program Effectiveness, Online Courses
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Raath, Schalk; Hay, Anette – Cogent Education, 2016
A strong sense of self-efficacy in teachers has in many studies been consistently related to positive teaching behaviours and learner outcomes. This research reports on the differences among teachers regarding their self-efficacy and how this relates to their confidence and commitment to integrate climate change in their teaching practice. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Case Studies, Educational Practices