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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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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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Oduaran, A. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article reports on the relationship between seven factors that described dimensions of education service quality and overall service quality on one hand, and students' satisfaction with the professional teacher development programmes by distance mode in a South African University on the other. We sought to find out whether students enrolled…
Descriptors: Participant Satisfaction, Continuing Education, Predictor Variables, Correlation
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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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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Wenger (2000, 229) describes communities of practice as the "basic building blocks of a social learning system" since they are the "social containers" that make up such a system. By practising in academic communities, academics define with one another what constitutes academic competence and, for that matter, what constitutes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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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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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This paper is not a direct response to any particular contribution in the debate on the race-based affirmative action policy at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Rather, while I try to understand the essential line of argumentation of each of the UCT authors, my article points to the importance of equity and access as crucial factors in higher…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Socioeconomic Status, Affirmative Action
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Matoti, S. N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The article examined the perceptions of educators regarding their concerns and fears about the current state of education in South Africa. The target population for the study comprised of all the educators enrolled for the B.Ed. (Hons.) programme in Educational Management at the Central University of Technology, Free State in 2008. This group of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Graduate Students, Teaching (Occupation), Outcome Based Education
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Samuel, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Becoming a professional teacher is falsely understood to be a simple process: usually consisting of a transference of skills to execute classroom pedagogy or classroom management. This article begins by exploring the many forces which influence the curriculum of teacher education in higher education, signaling the complexity of the practice of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Higher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Research
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Tait, M.; de Jager, J. W. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Over the past decade the educational environment has not only become more competitive but also more commercialised. These trends have contributed to the introduction of service quality measurement at higher education institutions. Traditionally institutions assume that students have relatively homogeneous needs and expectations and the result is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Marketing, Educational Environment
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Deacon, R.; Osman, R.; Buchler, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
This article reports on findings pertaining to education scholarship in higher education drawn from a wider study on all education research in South Africa from 1995 to 2006. After briefly outlining pertinent aspects of the wider study, it offers a preliminary and descriptive account of what were found to be primary research themes in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Research
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le Grange, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
In this article I survey educational research conducted in South Africa based on articles published in the "South African Journal of Education" ("SAJHE") over the past five years. The themes that feature prominently in "SAJHE" over the past five years are: "Africanisation and indigenous knowledge,"…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Research
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Reddy, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Changing times in teacher education has been a long mantra and many changes have been occurring globally in this sector of higher education. In South Africa teacher education change has been linked to changes in the broader education processes and includes policy changes and the development of regulatory frameworks which all impacted on practice…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Carl, A. E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
It is essential for teacher training institutions to reflect continually on changes in education policy with the view of ensuring that teacher training programmes that take the present needs and policies into account are in place. This article describes a four-year process through which a particular faculty of education went in search of an…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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