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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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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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Mthembu, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The South African Technology Network (SATN) would like to thank the Editor of the "South African Journal of Higher Education" (SAJHE) for the opportunity to publish papers read at the 4th Annual SATN Conference that was hosted by Central University of Technology and held in Bloemfontein in November 2011. The journal makes it possible for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Curriculum Development
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Mafumo, T. N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article analyses the National Plan of Higher Education (NPHE) and argues that the NPHE mainly uses formal concepts of social justice in bringing redress and equity to the higher education. It further argues that the plan could meaningfully and better address issues of equity and redress by employing substantive forms of justice. Firstly, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Justice, National Programs
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Singh, S. K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The school environment is a very dynamic sphere. Changes continually take place in educational policy, curriculum and in a school's physical and social environment. A teacher who wants to be effective in such an environment has to adapt to these changes. Continuous professional development of teachers is essential to addressing the gaps in…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Inservice Teacher Education, Work Environment, Educational Environment
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Rule, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and Early Childhood Education (ECE) are the stepchildren of the South African education system in terms of resource allocation and public attention, and yet vitally inform the enterprise of lifelong learning and the prospects for developing a learning nation. The paucity of research on ECE and ABET, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Adult Basic Education
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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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Soudien, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The rationale for this article is that the actors in the South African higher education system, and particularly those with the responsibility for leading it, need to be clear about the arguments in the transformation debate and in particular about how these get at what is actually happening within it, and to be-consciously and self-critically…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Ntshoe, I.; Higgs, P.; Wolhuter, C. C.; Higgs, L. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article examines notions of quality and quality assurance in higher education. It does this by raising questions such as whether quality in higher education is the same as, for example, quality of clothing or the quality of meat in local butcheries. The article questions the assumption that if certain things, such as criteria or…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Quality Control, Measurement
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van Koller, J. F. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article reports on the findings of a research project which aimed at determining what the key implications of the Higher Education Qualifications Framework would be for the curricula of Universities of Technology. The key problems which were investigated were the seeming lack of understanding of the exact implications of the Higher Education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Content Analysis
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Waghid, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The compelling essays in this issue of the journal take on the often contentious and complex issue of racial affirmative action. I do not wish to repeat the arguments authors offer either in defence or against student admissions to a university on the grounds of race, (dis)advantage, class, gender, and so on. Rather, I wish to respond to a…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Student Diversity
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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
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Walker, M.; McLean, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article charts a research project on higher education and poverty reduction chronologically, mapping the process of thinking through and generating an Index of public-good professional education based on literatures; empirical data from actors-lecturers, students, alumni, professional bodies and NGOs; and participatory dialogue. Amartya Sen's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Poverty, Integrity, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Matshedisho, K. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article argues that even though the experiences of disabled students have programmatic implications, their needs should not be isolated from other students'. Instead they should be understood as part of the student life cycle within the pluralistic paradigm of education. In demonstrating the argument this article will: (a) outline some of the…
Descriptors: Models, Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience