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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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Rapetsoa, J. M.; Singh, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This study investigated the challenges that history learners in rural black schools are faced with during assessments when using English as the language of learning and teaching. The aim of the study was to investigate whether English, which is used as a language of learning and teaching in schools, is a barrier to the learning and teaching of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Learning Processes, Language Proficiency
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Dlomo, Z.; Jansen, A.; Moses, M.; Yu, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The academic success of first-year Economics students has been the focus of many South African studies in Economic Education. Many used the last school examination (Matric) results as a proxy for students' academic ability. In 2008 a new Matric curriculum was introduced. Given various changes in the curriculum, the question arises as to whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, College Freshmen, Academic Achievement
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Perry, J. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
In the midst of an information age and a global economy, people around the world continue to face significant inequities at school and in the workforce. Career counselling thus finds itself in a paradigm shift that increasingly stresses the influences of culture and sociopolitical context. One area in which the profession can advance a social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Dropouts, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Masitsa, M. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
Lack of student motivation to learn and study has become a problem to education institutions the world over. Numerous factors contribute to this situation in South Africa. Research has found that in spite of student potential, as well as resources and facilities found in schools and in higher education institutions, students are not inspired to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, Student Motivation
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Portnoi, L. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
This article discusses the impact of the Employment Equity Act, 1998 on the higher education sector of South Africa. An introduction to the background and development of affirmative action and employment equity is provided. The author then discusses the specialised constraints and challenges faced by higher education employers, separating them…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment, Affirmative Action, Foreign Countries
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Tekkaya, C.; Rochford, K.; Moru, A.; Inal, A.; Demirtas, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
Lesotho and Turkey are two developing countries, both relatively deficient in educational resources--one in Southern Africa, and the other straddling the continents of Europe and Asia in the Middle East. This study reports and compares the priorities and responses of (a) 172 Turkish science teachers, lecturers and students, and (b) 171 Lesotho…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Developing Nations
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Pretorius, E. J.; Bohlmann, C. A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
Based on the results of Phase I of a reading skills project in 2000 ("SAJHE" 16(3) 2002), Phase II was undertaken to set up a reading intervention programme on a voluntary basis for students enrolled in a mathematics access module, to determine whether explicit attention given to reading would improve their reading skills and academic…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction