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Bansilal, Sarah; Brijlall, Deonarain; Mkhwanazi, Thokozani – Perspectives in Education, 2014
Many studies point to the problem of poor mathematics content knowledge of mathematics teachers in South Africa. The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' knowledge of the mathematics they are themselves teaching. Data was generated from the teachers' (n = 253) written responses to test that was a shortened form of a previous Grade 12…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mathematics Teachers
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Cosser, Michael – Perspectives in Education, 2011
Analyses conducted by the Education, Science and Skills Development (ESSD) research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) reveal major areas of misalignment in the South African education pathway system. The majority of learners entering Further Education and Training (FET) colleges, nursing training institutions and learnerships…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Nursing Education, Alignment (Education)
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Waghid, Yusef – Perspectives in Education, 2009
In my remarks about elitist knowledge production, I firstly try to adjust the perspective from which the university could be analysed; I specifically explore the functions of the university in relation to Habermas's categorisation of knowledge. Secondly, with reference to Derrida's reflections on the university, I reformulate a conception of the…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, College Role
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Mgqwashu, Emmanuel M. – Perspectives in Education, 2009
Even though South African institutions of higher learning have an open door policy and all students across racial lines can study anywhere they like, very few currently stand a chance of achieving their goals of further education and professional careers. Drawing on research findings, it seems to me that as teacher educators we are faced with a…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Equal Education, Adult Education, Educational Change
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Diko, Nolutho N.; Letseka, Moeketsi – Perspectives in Education, 2009
We report on the 2008 study by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on teacher retention and attrition in South African public schools, with a focus on North-West Province. Data from the study show that some teachers prefer to leave the teaching profession for promotion posts in non-teaching areas within the education sector, while others…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Persistence, Teacher Supply and Demand, Foreign Countries
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Louw, Ina; Zuber-Skeritt, Ortrun – Perspectives in Education, 2009
Leadership development in higher education is of vital importance to South Africa's future. We present a case study that focuses on a leadership development programme (LDP) through action learning and action research (ALAR) for women academics in South Africa during 2000 and 2001. It identifies the effects of the LDP on participants five years…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Management Development
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Odirile, Bonkamile E.; Mpofu, Elias; Montsi, Mercy R. – Perspectives in Education, 2009
We examined coping strategies by higher education employees to handle work stress as differentiated by personnel variables. We further examined levels of subjective well-being (SWB) in the same employees. Sixty-three higher education employees participated (males = 30; females = 33; mean age = 41.3 years). The participants completed the Coping…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Life Satisfaction, Coping, Well Being
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Higgs, Philip; Keevy, James – Perspectives in Education, 2007
This article reflects on the reliability of the evidence contained in the National Qualifications Framework Impact Study, a longitudinal comparative study conducted by the South African Qualifications Authority since 2002. In so doing, the veracity of evidence-based research in determining the impact of the South African Qualifications Framework…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Jones, Barbara; Cooper, Linda; McMillan, Janice – Perspectives in Education, 2006
This article investigates how training instructors in the South African clothing industry were prepared for their roles as Education, Training and Development Practitioners (ETDPs) by a university adult education programme. The key focus is on how these emerging ETDPs experienced their changing roles, identities and approaches to teaching and the…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Educational Development, Clothing, Case Studies
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Kraak, Andre – Perspectives in Education, 2006
This article examines the issue of academic drift with reference to South Africa's former technikons. The shift from technikon to university of technology and the policy issues which surround these changes, have been viewed pejoratively by many commentators and stakeholders in the technikon sector as "academic drift" with several…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Organizational Change, Educational Policy