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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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Fataar, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article advances the notion of a "scholarship of hope" in order to signpost one route into a generative approach to academic work. Such an approach has to proceed on the basis of a defamiliarising type of inquiry meant to challenge dominant understandings of our social world. I suggest that a defamiliarising scholarship of hope…
Descriptors: Blacks, Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Adolescents
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van Louw, T.; Beets, P. A. D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Over the last three decades universities across the world have increasingly come under pressure to address inequalities. In South Africa inequalities emanate to a great extent from the country's apartheid past. It is against this background that the Vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University commits the institution to "education for social…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Social Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Le Grange, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In my review of the articles published in this issue of "SAJHE" I use the notion of "after" in two senses: "in imitation of" and "following in time" (moving beyond) (Schad 2003, x). In the first instance I wish to assess the extent to which contributors have drawn on Paulo Freire's concept of a…
Descriptors: Imitation, Educational Philosophy, Literacy Education, Social Discrimination
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Balfour, R. J.; Moletsane, R.; Karlsson, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Knowledge generation over the decade 1995-2004 in South Africa, and its relationship to the changing nature of socio-economic landscapes, suggests an ever closer relationship between the research produced in higher education, and its social and scientific purposes. These have been identified largely by the State through its regulatory frameworks,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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Le Grange, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
At the heart of the discussion in this special issue on race and affirmative action is the issue of whether race should be used as a category in admissions policies of South African universities. In my contribution I shall argue that there are no races. By race I mean the idea that skin colour (or other phenotypical features) associated with…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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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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Badroodien, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article examines the necessary shift to a sociality of meaning-making for university entrants if the goals of affirmative action within higher education, and the possible effects of its continued application, are to be fulfilled. Given that the practice of education in universities is meant to be the organisation of knowledge in ways that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Pillay, V.; Yu, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article depicts the state of Humanities in post-apartheid South Africa by examining HEMIS enrolment and graduation data from 1999 to 2007. It demonstrates that although the decline in student enrolment and graduation in Humanities has not been severe; read in the context of substantial growth of all other disciplines, Humanities is in a…
Descriptors: Discipline, Racial Segregation, Undergraduate Study, Foreign Countries
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Twalo, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
South Africa's democratic state has been clouded by various social and economic ills like joblessness, skills shortage, poverty and crime. These are a result of various complex issues which include the apartheid legacy, misdirected education system and poor planning for long term national priorities. This article looks at the lost opportunities to…
Descriptors: Community Development, Racial Segregation, Foreign Countries, Job Development
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Taylor, Y.; Taylor, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The article critically re-interrogates three high profile cases of white racism at South Africa's former "open universities" to highlight the way in which existing debates around academic freedom fail to come to terms with questions of racial injustice after apartheid. The cases covered are the Makgoba affair at Wits, the Mamdani affair…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Open Universities, Academic Freedom, Racial Segregation
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Bozalek, V.; Carolissen, R.; Leibowitz, B.; Nicholls, L.; Rohleder, P.; Swartz, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Apartheid-designed higher education institutions continue to have a major influence on students and higher educators in South Africa. There is a need for innovative approaches for engaging with difference in higher education. One means of doing this could be through innovative pedagogical approaches. The Community, Self and Identity project…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Segregation, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Waghid, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
At the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA, 30 April to 4 May), the theme of re-imagining public education arose once again with the most compelling presentation from leading scholars in the field concerned with counter-hegemonic politics and democratic change. The session entitled "Re-imaging public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Democracy, Foreign Countries