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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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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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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