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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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Wolhuter, C. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
While South African higher education has, in many respects, achieved remarkable achievements since 1994, a series of serious problems continue to beset the system, and a low internal (high attrition rate) and external (alignment with the employment market) efficiency. There also exist the problems of large scale youth unemployment and the policy…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Labor Market
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Swanepoel, Cassie; Booyse, Johan – South African Journal of Education, 2006
Previous international studies, in which the authors participated, have revealed that involvement of teachers in decision-making and responsibility-taking processes is crucial for their receptiveness towards implementation of current and future educational change. It is also evident that the role and responsibilities of school principals have…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Principals, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Goduka, Ivy N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Examines efforts to affirm diversity in higher education in South Africa and the United States. Suggests that to achieve a pluralistic approach, higher education must develop a clear understanding of diversity and group ethos, challenge basic ideologies and assumptions, teach healing, promote diversity throughout curriculum and institutional…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism