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Heymann, L.; Carolissen, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In the United States first-generation students (FGSs), those who are the first in their families to attend university, are recognised as disadvantaged and receive government support. Amidst affirmative action debates in higher education in South Africa, an increased awareness has emerged about challenges that FGSs in this country face. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, First Generation College Students, Access to Education
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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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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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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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Goduka, Ivy N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Examines efforts to affirm diversity in higher education in South Africa and the United States. Suggests that to achieve a pluralistic approach, higher education must develop a clear understanding of diversity and group ethos, challenge basic ideologies and assumptions, teach healing, promote diversity throughout curriculum and institutional…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism