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Hlalele, D.; Alexander, G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
University access programmes inherently and inevitably provide students with a "label". Firstly, students are generally segregated and stigmatised as they are treated as a separate group that accessed university somewhat "illegitimately". Access programmes generally place more emphasis on academic development and in so doing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Evidence, Racial Discrimination, Access to Education
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Maistry, S. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The higher education scenario in South Africa is fraught with tensions and contradictions. Publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) face a particular dilemma. They are expected to fulfill a social mandate which requires a considered response to the needs of the communities in which they are located while simultaneously aspiring for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Nationalism
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Norodien-Fataar, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article focuses on the reflexive deliberations of student mentors during an e-mentoring programme at a South African university. Based on semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with student mentors, located in a number of different student residences, this article examines how they engage with their learning and use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, College Students
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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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Wilkinson, A. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In the light of viewpoints that pedagogy has been an obvious missing category in considerations of scholarly supervisory work, the author argues that the existing theory on the (more established) scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) may be successfully adapted to make it highly applicable to supervisory scholarship. Research supervision…
Descriptors: Supervision, Graduate Study, Supervisory Methods, Teaching Skills
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Bak, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, I examine three claims that in some senses can hinder the supervisory process rather than facilitate it. These are the claims that the relationship between supervisor and student should be a friendship; that students writing their theses should demonstrate "own voice"; and that students should choose supervisors on the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Higher Education, Supervision
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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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Chuene, K. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The classroom is a micro-culture where socio and socio-mathematical norms of interactions are fostered by an instructor who represents the mathematics community. Informed by the "emergent approach" developed by Cobb and Yackel (1996) that explains how mathematical growth takes place in the social context of classrooms, I explored the…
Descriptors: Norms, Social Environment, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics
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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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Waghid, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this essay I offer an imaginary of postgraduate student supervision focusing on sceptical encounters with the other. Drawing on the seminal thoughts of Harvard philosopher Stanley Cavell (1997), particularly on his ideas on "living with scepticism", I argue that postgraduate student supervision ought to be an encounter framed by…
Descriptors: Supervision, Students, Supervisors, Graduate Study
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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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Brits, H. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
According to a recent study, institutions of higher learning in South Africa fail to a great extent to integrate the key management functions that are fundamental to effective quality management. This article argues that the effective promotion of quality of a university's core business depends to a large extent on the ability of an institution's…
Descriptors: Total Quality Management, Systems Approach, Foreign Countries, Resource Allocation
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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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Gouws, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In this article I draw on the Sarte's notion of "seriality" as theorized in his book "Dialectic of Reason" and as interpreted by Iris Marion Young. I argue that seriality can be used to escape the false essentialism and identity politics of race as a category for admissions to universities. A series is a social collective whose members are unified…
Descriptors: College Students, Race, Racial Identification, College Admission
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