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Swanepoel, Cassie – South African Journal of Education, 2009
Worldwide, and especially in South Africa, change and decentralised decision-making have been topical issues in the provision of education for the past years. It appears that teachers--the key agents in implementing the policies concerned--are largely ignored in the pre-implementation phases, and treated merely as implementers of these policies.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making
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Mathibe, Isaac – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Many schooling systems do not fulfil their mandates because of poor management and leadership. Similarly, the rigidity that one finds in schools does not only stunt schools' capacity to develop, but also leads to schools that are dysfunctional and unproductive. As a result, in countries where there is universal transformation, efficacious…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Principals, School Administration, Leadership Effectiveness
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Heymann, L.; Carolissen, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In the United States first-generation students (FGSs), those who are the first in their families to attend university, are recognised as disadvantaged and receive government support. Amidst affirmative action debates in higher education in South Africa, an increased awareness has emerged about challenges that FGSs in this country face. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, First Generation College Students, Access to Education