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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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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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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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Beukes, H. A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
To reach rural populations, the University of Namibia hires part-time faculty with varying qualifications on one-year contracts to conduct distance education. A study of these teachers' classroom behavior and attention to course content, based on observations made by their full-time faculty supervisors, suggests that they are substantially lacking…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Distance Education