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van Ede, Dorette M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Outlines steps in adapting tests for cross-cultural use: selection of an appropriate instrument for adaptation; translation of the source instrument; selecting an experimental design; determining administration parameters; pilot testing; and assessing psychometric equivalence. Focuses on potential problems during the adaptation process and on…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Remenyi, Dan; Money, Arthur – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A guide for college faculty who have never written research reports for journal publication outlines the rationale for writing such reports, outlines difficulties in getting published initially, explains factors that may contribute to failure of a research project, and provides specific procedures for producing a publishable paper. Advice…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
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Gravett, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1995
Argues, based on a constructivist view of learning, that if knowledge is constructed rather than recorded as received, instruction must be viewed as creating learning environments that enhance the process of knowledge construction, and should guide, support, and accompany students in constructing an increasingly sophisticated understanding of…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Instruction, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
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du Toit, C. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Discusses issues in bringing about change in a higher education institution, including required changes in organizational culture, processes involved in effecting them, and continued management of organizational culture. Constructs a conceptual framework for such change, and discusses actual changes and management practices at the University of…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration
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Roos, Riana – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Considers the rationale and possible design for a university-level general language education curriculum in South African universities. Suggested components include language awareness (metalinguistics), cultural context, knowledge about language acquisition, and language learning strategies. Identifies practical, implementation issues of such a…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Content, Cultural Context, Curriculum Design
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de Villiers, Abie B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A study investigated the developmental experiences of 54 black, educationally disadvantaged first-year students in a South African technical institute, particularly differences in student performance when problem solving individually and with mediation. Student reflections and experiences in making the adjustment from secondary to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Freshmen, Educationally Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Starfield, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Argues that instructional problems in South African higher education are related to professional development issues for faculty and to intellectual development issues for students. Views these issues as linked to curriculum development and sees a role for developmental studies programs, previously student-focused, in faculty development and…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Developmental Studies Programs
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Lazenby, Karen – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
Argues that to achieve the desired change in multicultural South African higher education, and to support change in South African society, the system must: integrate academic education and technical training, adopt flexible modes of instruction, facilitate student and faculty mobility, and collaborate nationally and internationally in resource…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Continuing Education, Distance Education, English
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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