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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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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Publications about postgraduate studies and the supervision address issues and concerns such as supervisory orientations and strategies, ways to handle postgraduate students, challenging postgraduate education practices, factors related to success in postgraduate studies, the benefits of advanced studies, transition to independent research and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Supervision, Knowledge Level, Supervisory Methods
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Oswald, M. M.; Perold, M. D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article we present a conceptual framework that we have found sufficiently robust and broad-based to offer a platform for engaging with social and educational challenges in collaboration with our students and research participants. In our framework we employ aspects of the work done by Engestrom (1987; 2001) in terms of cultural-historical…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Figurative Language, Psychological Patterns, Educational Change
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Dreyer, L. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In South Africa, the processes of democratisation and social restructuring are inextricably linked to the debate on inclusive education. Although the debate on inclusive education originated in the disability discourse, it is increasingly viewed broader as a reform that supports and welcomes diversity. While the constitution and policy framework…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inclusion, Disabilities, 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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Edwards, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Teachers are the curriculum implementers in the classroom, which can become either a constraining or transformative environment. In this article Bourdieu's notion of habitus is appropriated to illustrate the transformative potential of the teacher in the classroom. Paulo Freire's problem-posing education is also utilised as it opens up the space…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Persuasive Discourse, Social Change, Science Education
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van Deventer, K. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Bloch (2009, 58), a previous advocate of Outcomes-based Education (OBE), states that "schooling in SA" is a national disaster. Quality holistic education that includes Physical Education (PE) and school sport should be the focal point of progress in developing countries. However, PE is worldwide in a political crisis and the situation is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outcome Based Education, Disadvantaged, Student Participation
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McNiff, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article I argue for higher education practitioners to take focused action to contribute to transforming their societies into open and democratically negotiated forms of living, and why they should do so. The need is especially urgent in South Africa, whose earlier revolutionary spirit led to massive social change. The kind of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, College Faculty
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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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Ellery, K.; Lotz-Sisitka, H. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article argues for the integration of both scholastic and practice-centred epistemologies within an Environmental Education (EE) post-graduate curriculum that is oriented towards sustainability and socio-ecological justice. It is an interpretive study based on an in-depth analysis of five assignments by four scholars registered for the M.Ed.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Environmental Education, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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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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van Wyk, Berte – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In this article I contend that we cannot divorce affirmative action from issues about race and racism. Further, debates on affirmative action have to acknowledge the power of words/concepts/definitions and how they can be constructed and used for the purposes of domination or liberation. I argue that, in debating affirmative action, we have to…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Race, Affirmative Action, Reflection
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Singh, L.; Francis, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Our article arises out of our involvement in an undergraduate module (Drama Education 310) at UKZN Faculty of Education, where we used workshop theatre to explore how students construct knowledge and develop socio-cultural understandings of critical events in society such as Xenophobia. The project reflects how young black students constitute…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Stranger Reactions, Workshops, Social Change
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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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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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