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Modipane, M. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This study reports on the initial experiences of first entering students at the University of Limpopo registered for 2010 Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.). I argue the initial experiences of first entering students at universities have implications for how they cope with studies and could lead to some dropping out. I place my argument within the…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Interviews, School Holding Power, Higher Education
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Erwee, R.; Albion, P.; van Rensburg, H.; Malan, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
To enhance research into revitalising supervisory practices, the aim of this study is to identify approaches of supervisors to mentoring and facilitating doctoral students' progress. Scenarios were created to describe typical situations that supervisors face, namely non-responsive students, dealing with students with low English language…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Language Proficiency, Graduate Students
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Brussow, S. M.; Wilkinson, A. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In view of the fact that diversity in higher education has increased, it has become critical to deal with the needs of non-traditional students, and especially the students underprepared for the demands of higher education. In an attempt to address this issue and answer the question, "How can underprepared students be encouraged to become…
Descriptors: Investigations, Teaching Methods, Nontraditional Students, Learner Engagement
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White, K.; Riordan, S.; Ozkanli, O.; Neale, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Aim: This article presents preliminary results of a cross cultural study of gender and management in universities. Methodology: Qualitative interviews with senior managers in each country were analysed in relation to key concepts of career paths, support, gate keeping, management skills, disciplinary factors, gendered leadership styles and…
Descriptors: Managerial Occupations, Females, Leadership Styles, Gender Discrimination
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Mgqwashu, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
This article offers a critical reflection upon underlying theoretical and philosophical inclinations which manifest themselves through the type of courses introduced in higher education institutions to meet what is perceived to be students' educational needs. Given the fact that this article seeks to promote an understanding of the nature of…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Higher Education, Educational Needs, Social Class
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Besley, A. C.; Peters, Michael A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
This article provides a critical discussion of the neoliberal reforms of higher education focusing on new managerialism and New Public Management. It also distinguishes between democratic and market accountability regimes, examining how the former arise from classical liberalism and the latter from neoliberalism. The article then examines…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Educational Change, Political Attitudes, Accountability
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Lemmer, M.; And Others – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A study found first-year physics students at the University of Namibia (UNAM), considered to be a select group of students, to be as prepared for laboratory work as Australian tenth-graders. Comparison with students of Potchefstroom University (South Africa) found UNAM students deficient in both cognitive and affective aspects of laboratory work.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Objectives, College Instruction, College Preparation
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Kulski, M. M; Radloff, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1998
Examines trends in use of teaching portfolios for college-faculty evaluation and development in Australia and the United States, offering a framework for portfolio use to address the diverse purposes, products, and processes of evaluation and the need for both formative and summative evaluation methods. The framework enables portfolio use to be…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Comparative Education, Educational Trends
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van den Berg, D. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Examines reasons for the shift from binary to unitary systems of higher education in Australia and Great Britain, and problems encountered with that change. Argues for retention of the binary system in South Africa and urgent restructuring of the ailing technical college sector as the main focus of a initiative for change in South African higher…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Career Education, Change Strategies, College Role