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du Plessis, H.; van Niekerk, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Geographical information science (GISc) is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Being a relatively new discipline, universities often provide training as part of geography, surveying, town planning, environmental and computer science programmes. This complicates professional accreditation assessments as the content, outcomes, extent…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Geographic Information Systems, Models
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Sattar, K.; Cooke, L. A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
At the end of 2010 the Durban University of Technology initiated a Curriculum Renewal Project, central to which is the aspiration to become a student centred university through the transformation of teaching and learning and the promotion of quality enhancement. However, the current realities for curriculum development and quality assurance at the…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Curriculum Development, Context Effect, Models
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Govender, K. K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The objective of this article is to develop a conceptual model aimed at improving the postgraduate research students' experience. Since postgraduate students "vote with their feet" an improved understanding of the postgraduate research service encounter may result in improving the quality of the encounter and so increasing throughput and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student College Relationship, Organizational Climate
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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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Beneke, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article investigates the intersection of student recruitment and relationship marketing in the public high education sector. They key objectives of this analysis are to understand if a strategic fit exists and whether South African institutions are indeed embracing the principles of relationship marketing in order to optimise their student…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Marketing, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Lumadi, T. E.; Mampuru, K. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In any institution of higher education the student affairs division is an ever-changing environment that necessitates an appropriate management approach. In view of this situation it was deemed necessary to identify a change model that would successfully manage change in student affairs. A literature review was done and an analysis of some…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Organizational Change, Models
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Wolhuter, C. C.; Higgs, P.; Higgs, L. G.; Ntshoe, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this article is to determine to what extent South African higher education and the South African academic profession can hold their own, within the international constellation of higher education systems and academic profession contingents. The article uses the theoretical framework of current changes taking place in higher education…
Descriptors: Productivity, Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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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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Mwaniki, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
World geo-economics of the last two decades have seriously impacted on governments' capability to finance university teaching, research and community engagement, especially in the developing world. Over the same period however, the demands and expectations exerted on universities by government and society have increased phenomenally. To meet these…
Descriptors: Donors, School Community Relationship, Community Cooperation, Information Science
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Steyn, H.; Wolhuter, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Many schools in South Africa are dysfunctional, or at least do not function optimally. This statement could be substantiated by just citing statistics about failure rates, school drop-out rates, school violence, matric pass rates, learner absenteeism, educator absenteeism or the incidence of discipline problems and the effect thereof on educators.…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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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