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Jansen, Jonathan David – Harvard Educational Review, 2005
In this article, Jonathan Jansen describes his experiences as a Black dean in the formerly all-White University of Pretoria in South Africa. The article shows how race, gender, history, and institutional culture constitute emotional terrain in which decanal leadership plays itself out in the volatile postapartheid era. In the context of South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Factors, Justice, Deans
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Shay, Suellen Butler – Harvard Educational Review, 2004
Based on her study of the assessment and validation of final year projects in two academic departments--one located in a humanities faculty and the other in an engineering faculty of a South African university--Suellen Shay argues that the assessment of complex tasks is a socially situated interpretive act. Her argument centers on three questions.…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Student Projects, Evaluation Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Dube, Ernest F. – Harvard Educational Review, 1985
The author traces the relationship between racism and education in South Africa in light of the numerous racist policies and practices that the South African government has pursued and continues to implement. Dube describes the introduction of Bantu education and draws attention to the intended and unintended outcomes of this system. (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Activism, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Danaher, Kevin – Harvard Educational Review, 1984
Assesses the relationship between the United States and South Africa. Examines the educational inequalities in South Africa and the contradictions of recent reforms. Concludes that United States policies reinforce the strategies of the White minority government of Pretoria. (JOW)
Descriptors: Blacks, Equal Education, Foreign Policy, Political Influences
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Peirce, Bonny Norton; Stein, Pippa – Harvard Educational Review, 1995
A pilot of a reading test to be used in college entrance examinations for black South Africans showed how students' interpretation of the test differed as the social context was altered. The multiple meanings produced by shifting power relations call into question the test's validity. (SK)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Entrance Examinations, Cultural Context, Equal Education
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Mphahlele, Es'Kia – Harvard Educational Review, 1990
Describes the Blacks' struggle for educational improvement in South Africa through alternative education. (JOW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Blacks, Community Education, Equal Education