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Wolhuter, Charl; Janmaat, Jan Germen; van der Walt, Johannes L.; Potgieter, Ferdinand J. – South African Journal of Education, 2020
In view of the serious moral decay in South African society, this article reports on our research regarding the role of the school in the inculcation of citizenship values (as part of the brief of South African education). We regard a set of citizenship values consonant with a democratic dispensation to be a core component of a moral order…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Citizenship Education, School Role, Democratic Values
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Wolhuter, Charl; van der Walt, JL – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to explicate and critically assess the roles and impact of the two major societal forces currently driving the global education expansion project, namely the neoliberal economic revolution and the creed of human rights. The article provides a framework for the collection of articles following in this special issue in…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Civil Rights, Global Education, Educational Policy
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Wolhuter, Charl; van der Walt, Hannes; Steyn, Hennie – South African Journal of Education, 2016
The central theoretical argument of this paper is that educational leadership and organisational development and change in educational institutions in developing countries will not be effective unless school leaders are aware of the challenges posed by contextual factors that might have an impact on their professional activities. The article…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Culture, Organizational Development
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Wolhuter, Charl; van der Walt, Hannes; Potgieter, Ferdinand; Meyer, Louisa; Mamiala, Thapelo – South African Journal of Education, 2012
The need for an inspired professional teacher corps to haul South African school education out of its current low level of quality was the driving force behind this project. Its aim was to determine what counted as sources of inspiration for student teachers and hence for future teachers. Based on a conceptual-theoretical study, a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2011
The aim of this article was to determine the international impact of Education research in South Africa, through a citation analysis of articles published in the "South African Journal of Education" from 2000 to 2010 The citation impact (nationally as well as internationally) was found to be low. The international impact has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Reports, Citation Analysis
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de Wet, Corene; Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2009
In this study enrolment numbers and levels, as well as language-in-education, were viewed from a linear, comparative perspective. In the era prior to 1994, black and white learners not only attended separate schools but the segregated schools had different policies regarding medium of instruction. Resistance to the language policy regarding black…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Segregation, Blacks, White Students
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Mashau, Samuel; Steyn, Es; van der Walt, Johannes; Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2008
After more than a decade of democracy, based on rule of law and human rights in South Africa, some parts of the education system are still lagging far behind others. Following reports that the provincial departments of education are neglecting schools, especially in the far-flung rural areas of the country, a survey was undertaken on the core…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Student Relationship
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de Wet, Corene; Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2007
The state of public education debate, which to a great extent only reflects policies and practices ab road, is examined. The process of learning from others should replace the process of borrowing (of usually inappropriate policies/practices) from others. Two examples of the issues involved in the debate on public education, namely, Outcomes-Based…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Outcomes of Education, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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Maarman, Rouaan; Steyn, Es; Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2006
After ten years of a democratic education system in South Africa , the demographic realities should be better understood in educational planning. The fragmented nature of the pre-democratic education system has led to undesirable perceptions about quality education and has subsequently influenced the demographic imperatives present in the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Educational Policy, Policy Formation