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Ondari-Okemwa, E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article focuses on available opportunities and challenges which institutions of higher education in sub-Saharan Africa face in producing and distributing knowledge. Institutions of higher education are also expected to produce knowledge workers for the knowledge economy. Knowledge production falls into Mode 1, in which problems are set and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Kapp, C. A.; Albertyn, R. M.; Frick, B. L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Academics are actively encouraged to disseminate new knowledge to the scientific community by publishing in scholarly journals. External and internal barriers to writing, however, prevent many authors from writing for publication. This article gives an account of an intervention to provide hands-on coaching to inexperienced academic authors.…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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Ikpe, I. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The influence of positivism in education has been on the increase in the recent past, with academic departments increasingly being asked to justify the money spent on them and show some level of cost effectiveness. There is no other cluster of academic disciplines that is adversely affected by new wave of positivism as the Humanities which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cost Effectiveness, Humanities