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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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Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Research papers take a long time to write and in an academic environment where the "publish or perish" clause applies, writing retreats are a way of creating time and space to write academic articles in a concentrated period of time. This article examines ways in which academics can write more articles for publication. In particular it…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Educational Environment, College Faculty, Research Papers (Students)
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Mouyabi, J. Seke Mboungou – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article deals with e-learning by focusing on the perceptible tension between ICT and Education. It calls for the implementation of a supple platform within higher education community in the new era of ICT. A personal experience and the analysis of different approaches are used in dealing with the issues. The choice of Moodle as a case study…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Colleges, Information Technology
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Dominguez-Whitehead, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Strike and protest activity at South African universities continues to be prevalent nearly two decades after the dismantling of apartheid, although there has been a shift away from directing strikes and protests against the government (during the apartheid era), to directing them against higher education institutions and management (since the…
Descriptors: Strikes, Higher Education, Race, Democracy
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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The challenges involving doctoral non-completion and a lack of academic or scholarly quality are not restricted to putting the blame on doctoral candidates themselves, their supervisors or the institutions where they enrol. As candidates carry huge responsibilities when entering doctoral studies, success can be associated with an array of factors…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Models
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Naude, A.; Wium, A. M.; du Plessis, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) redesigned their curriculum at the beginning of 2010. The template that was developed shows the horizontal and vertical integration of outcomes. Although the outcomes of the entire process met the requirements of the Health Professions Council…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Health Occupations, Speech Language Pathology, Foreign Countries
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Nundulall, R.; Reddy, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The problem explored is the relatively low research output at a merged Higher Education Institution (HEI). The re-landscaping of how HEIs operate, has impacted on merged institutions, especially those of a comprehensive nature, that are facing the challenge of improving research output. This article is based on research conducted for a Master's…
Descriptors: Interviews, Human Resources, College Faculty, Deans
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Singh, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
As the government seeks to foster a degree of self-sufficiency in terms of income generation through output, universities are forced to rely on performativity from staff to become more entrepreneurial. Following on the articles by Waghid (2009), Le Grange (2009), Reddy, Le Grange and Fataar (2010), and Smeyers and Waghid (2009) among others, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Teacher Competencies, School Culture
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Mashabela, N. T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
University governance remains a controversial issue in South African higher education as it was during the Apartheid era. Neave (1998) in Harry de Boer and Leo Goedegebuure (2001, 163) rightly say that "governance within higher education is a most complicated and challenging issue. Of all issues currently under discussion, few are more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Democracy, Governance
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Nkoane, M. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article explores the praxis that informs higher education, and how students with special educational needs make sense of their experiences concerning higher education. The discourse that this article challenges is oppression, inequalities, exclusion and marginalization of students with SEN. This article also creates a forum of amplification…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Needs, Discourse Analysis, Special Education
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Thaver, L. L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Higher education institutions in South Africa continue variously to experience a range of contestations that are analogous much of the time to "war by other means". However, if we stand back from our divided social lives and the mandate that history visits on our institutions, not to absolve anyone but to yield to what the imperatives…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Trust (Psychology), Intimacy, Articulation (Education)
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Berkhout, S. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Soudien (2009) states that affirmative action is not just about "inhabiting the university with people of colour; it is about appropriating the transcendence it makes possible as a consummately human and open-ended gift to humankind, and not, critically, a "white" gift". This engagement with Soudien's (2009) invitation to take…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Affirmative Action, Higher Education, Colleges
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Higgs, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In the light of transformational discourses in higher education in South Africa, it has become necessary to pose the question--what is a university? Such a question requires that the idea of the university, as well as its role in society be reflected upon critically. This author contends that much of present day transformational discourse in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Race, Racial Relations
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Mahlomaholo, S. M. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article reports, from the insider's perspective, on a research project comprising fifteen academics in the Faculty of Education Sciences at the North-West University and fifteen senior officials from one of the four Education Districts in the North West Province. This project has as its research theme, hence aim; "the creation of…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Racial Segregation, Educational Environment, Empowerment
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