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Essack, S. Y.; Wedekind, V.; Naidoo, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The challenge of translating equity of access into equity of outcome with students from a differentially resourced secondary education system which may have advantaged or disadvantaged them in demonstrating their academic ability in the conventional matriculation/national senior certificate (NSC) examinations necessitated that Universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Advantaged, Disadvantaged
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Archer, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article builds on and contributes to work in writing pedagogy, with a particular focus on multimodality. Research on writing and academic literacies have examined changing texts in higher education, yet there has not been a particular emphasis on how these texts are reconfigured in the multimodal moment. This article examines the implications…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Discourse, Writing Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Castle, P. J.; Keane, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In 2009 we developed an experiential Research Writing course to help academics at our university to become more productive and successful writers. Our aim was to create a stimulating environment in which each participant's voice, knowledge and experience was valued, and where learning was characterised by optimism, creativity and energy. In this…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Action Research, Writing (Composition), Learning Theories
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Damonse, B. A.; Nkomo, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Research is a key indicator of university performance and research leadership is a critical variable in achieving research excellence. This qualitative research study examined the "research stories" of ten research performing academics and the reported research and mentoring experiences of a sample of 30 of their postgraduate mentees to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Educational Change, Qualitative Research, Intellectual Development
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Ebersohn, L.; Ferreira, R.; Beukes, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Participatory methodologies are often favoured in education research. This study aimed to determine collaborative partnership trends between education researchers and teachers in order to understand the use of participatory theory and practice in education studies. Seven symposium presentations by education scholars from various higher education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Communities of Practice, Trend Analysis
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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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Kaino, L. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the contribution of higher education institutions in achieving these have been emphasized. This study sought to find out the extent to which university-based researches on ICTs addressed and impacted the three MDGs of gender…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Economic Development, Educational Development, Structured Interviews
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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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Reddy, K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) lays the basis for the protection of consumer rights in South Africa and comprehensively sets out obligations for "suppliers". There have been differing views expressed as to whether a student should be seen as a consumer. It is clear, however, that this Act applies to HEIs. This article, firstly,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consumer Science, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Current trends in higher education learning and teaching focuses on the use of technology, integrated learning through "blended learning" and writing for academic purposes. This introductory article initiates the debate around the context of South African higher education teaching and learning. It does so by contextualizing the South…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Blended Learning, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Boughey, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
In response to perceived academic unpreparedness on the part of first year students, in the second semester of 2010 a number of departments in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Administration and Law (CAL), and Science at the University of Zululand (Unizulu) opted to use the Department of Higher Education and Training's Teaching Development Grant…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Academic Support Services, Feedback (Response)
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Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Research papers take a long time to write and in an academic environment where the "publish or perish" clause applies, writing retreats are a way of creating time and space to write academic articles in a concentrated period of time. This article examines ways in which academics can write more articles for publication. In particular it…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Educational Environment, College Faculty, Research Papers (Students)
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Makondo, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article submits that the calibre, attitude and mindset of lecturers/teachers in institutions of Higher Education need drastic improvement and change if academic excellence is to be attainable and sustained in the 21st century. This article builds on the observations by Makondo (2010, 263-276) that most university teaching staff members are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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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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Ntshoe, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This articles aims to demystify curriculum and pedagogical discourses and related practices of sectoral occupational fields and qualifications of universities of technology (UoTs). The article takes issue with the academic tradition which emphasises distinctiveness of UoT as a sector that should focus exclusively on applied knowledge that is fixed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Higher Education
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