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Davids, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In as much as Muslims and Muslim women in particular, are struggling to find accommodation and expression in a pluralist society, cosmopolitanism is grappling in its understanding and acceptance of what constitutes the presentations and representations of Muslim women. By proposing a renewed cosmopolitanism as well as a reformed approach to…
Descriptors: Females, Articulation (Education), Values, Muslims
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Archer, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article builds on and contributes to work in writing pedagogy, with a particular focus on multimodality. Research on writing and academic literacies have examined changing texts in higher education, yet there has not been a particular emphasis on how these texts are reconfigured in the multimodal moment. This article examines the implications…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Castle, P. J.; Keane, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In 2009 we developed an experiential Research Writing course to help academics at our university to become more productive and successful writers. Our aim was to create a stimulating environment in which each participant's voice, knowledge and experience was valued, and where learning was characterised by optimism, creativity and energy. In this…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Action Research, Writing (Composition), Learning Theories
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Damonse, B. A.; Nkomo, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Research is a key indicator of university performance and research leadership is a critical variable in achieving research excellence. This qualitative research study examined the "research stories" of ten research performing academics and the reported research and mentoring experiences of a sample of 30 of their postgraduate mentees to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, Intellectual Development
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Ebersohn, L.; Ferreira, R.; Beukes, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Participatory methodologies are often favoured in education research. This study aimed to determine collaborative partnership trends between education researchers and teachers in order to understand the use of participatory theory and practice in education studies. Seven symposium presentations by education scholars from various higher education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Communities of Practice, Trend Analysis
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Hlalele, D.; Alexander, G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
University access programmes inherently and inevitably provide students with a "label". Firstly, students are generally segregated and stigmatised as they are treated as a separate group that accessed university somewhat "illegitimately". Access programmes generally place more emphasis on academic development and in so doing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Evidence, Racial Discrimination, Access to Education
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Maistry, S. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The higher education scenario in South Africa is fraught with tensions and contradictions. Publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) face a particular dilemma. They are expected to fulfill a social mandate which requires a considered response to the needs of the communities in which they are located while simultaneously aspiring for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Nationalism
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Makunye, M. M.; Pelser, T. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore reasons for academics' apathy towards formal professional development programmes at North-West University. The research design was essentially descriptive, employing both qualitative and quantitative research techniques to gather and analyse data. Three techniques, namely, questionnaire surveys, analysis of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Needs Assessment, Statistical Analysis, Professional Development
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Norodien-Fataar, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article focuses on the reflexive deliberations of student mentors during an e-mentoring programme at a South African university. Based on semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with student mentors, located in a number of different student residences, this article examines how they engage with their learning and use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, College Students
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Rankin, N.; Schoer, V.; Sebastiao, C.; van Walbeek, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article considers students' performance in an identical Economics test at two universities to investigate the predictive power of the NBT against that of Mathematics in the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exam. We find that, on average, both NBT and NSC results are useful predictors of performance in first year Economics. However, for…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Predictor Variables, Benchmarking, Academic Achievement
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Reddy, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) lays the basis for the protection of consumer rights in South Africa and comprehensively sets out obligations for "suppliers". There have been differing views expressed as to whether a student should be seen as a consumer. It is clear, however, that this Act applies to HEIs. This article, firstly,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consumer Science, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Sikhwari, T. D.; Pillay, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Various studies have shown that the school system in South Africa is continually producing learners who are inadequately prepared for higher education studies, particularly schools in disadvantaged environments. The University of Venda (UNIVEN) is situated in an educationally disadvantaged environment. Most of the students who enroll at this…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educationally Disadvantaged, Study Skills, Program Effectiveness
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van der Westhuizen, G. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Since 1994, education policy documents in South Africa have prioritised the goal of equity in education, understood as increased access to programmes, more equitable staff and student profiles, and curricula that are more responsive to the needs of all students. The challenge of effecting the goal of equity at levels of teaching and learning in…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Profiles, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Woollacott, L.; Snell, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article presents the findings of an exploratory investigation involving the direct assessment of the quality of abstract thinking of two cohorts of South African university entrants who had very good school leaving qualifications. The investigation was prompted by the observation of difficulties these students seemed to have had in a first…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Educational Strategies, Engineering Education, Engineering
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Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Current trends in higher education learning and teaching focuses on the use of technology, integrated learning through "blended learning" and writing for academic purposes. This introductory article initiates the debate around the context of South African higher education teaching and learning. It does so by contextualizing the South…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Blended Learning, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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