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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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Ntshoe, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This articles aims to demystify curriculum and pedagogical discourses and related practices of sectoral occupational fields and qualifications of universities of technology (UoTs). The article takes issue with the academic tradition which emphasises distinctiveness of UoT as a sector that should focus exclusively on applied knowledge that is fixed…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Higher Education
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Bohloko, G. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article makes a case, for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) firstly as an integral part of the curriculum in universities of technology and secondly, as a pedagogical issue. I argue that, WIL represents the re-contextualised aspects of specialised knowledge in curricula of the various professions and that WIL should equally draw knowledge from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries
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Sattar, K.; Cooke, L. A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
At the end of 2010 the Durban University of Technology initiated a Curriculum Renewal Project, central to which is the aspiration to become a student centred university through the transformation of teaching and learning and the promotion of quality enhancement. However, the current realities for curriculum development and quality assurance at the…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Curriculum Development, Context Effect, Models
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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Publications about postgraduate studies and the supervision address issues and concerns such as supervisory orientations and strategies, ways to handle postgraduate students, challenging postgraduate education practices, factors related to success in postgraduate studies, the benefits of advanced studies, transition to independent research and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Supervision, Knowledge Level, Supervisory Methods
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Botman, H. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Stellenbosch University has gone through a serious engagement with the topic of a pedagogy of hope. The engagement included the initial proposal of Paulo Friere, the South American educationist, bearing the imprints of the twentieth century and the new ways in which intellectuals are revisiting the critical pedagogy of hope for the twenty first…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
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Carolissen, R.; Bozalek, V.; Nicholls, L.; Leibowitz, B.; Rohleder, P.; Swartz, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The notion of pedagogy of hope has been conceptualised and symbolised as a significant conciliatory and propelling vision for the University of Stellenbosch. Yet few representations of hope engage with the historical and theoretical roots of this notion. These perspectives are crucial to understand in order to provide a foundation on which to…
Descriptors: Instruction, Psychological Patterns, Universities, Cooperative Programs
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van Louw, T.; Beets, P. A. D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Over the last three decades universities across the world have increasingly come under pressure to address inequalities. In South Africa inequalities emanate to a great extent from the country's apartheid past. It is against this background that the Vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University commits the institution to "education for social…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Social Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Universities
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Karlsson, J.; Pillay, G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In 2004 the universities of Durban-Westville and Natal merged as part of the national restructuring of higher education in South Africa. These institutions' faculties and schools of education were, arguably, centres of excellence for research in adult education, teacher education and professional development, mathematics education and gender in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Student Research, Graduate Students
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Rule, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) and Early Childhood Education (ECE) are the stepchildren of the South African education system in terms of resource allocation and public attention, and yet vitally inform the enterprise of lifelong learning and the prospects for developing a learning nation. The paucity of research on ECE and ABET, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Adult Basic Education
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Nkambule, T.; Balfour, R. J.; Pillay, G.; Moletsane, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Historically, rurality and rural education have been marginalised bodies of knowledge in South Africa. The post-1994 era has seen an emerging government concern to address the continuing interplay between poverty, HIV/AIDS, underdevelopment, and underachievement in schools categorised as rural. To address these concerns, scholars in South African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Student Research, Graduate Students
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du Plessis, E.; Fourie, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
International trade in higher education services is one of the fastest growing tradable service sectors globally. Apart from the positive externalities international students create through knowledge mobility and spill-over, campus diversity, and local community development participation, spending by international students in the host city and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Case Studies, Universities
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Zulu, C. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Research on women in leadership has received growing attention in recent years. But not enough studies have investigated the way women construct leadership and management of the academic department. This article reports on the findings of an inquiry into the experiences of women heads of academic departments (HoDs) at universities in South Africa…
Descriptors: Females, Integrity, Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership
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Benatar, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
South African universities and other institutions of higher education currently give preference to student applicants from designated "races". This paper argues that such a policy is morally indefensible. Although the imperative to redress injustice is endorsed, this, it is argued, does not entail that applicants may be favoured on the basis of…
Descriptors: College Admission, Universities, Race, Affirmative Action
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Gouws, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In this article I draw on the Sarte's notion of "seriality" as theorized in his book "Dialectic of Reason" and as interpreted by Iris Marion Young. I argue that seriality can be used to escape the false essentialism and identity politics of race as a category for admissions to universities. A series is a social collective whose members are unified…
Descriptors: College Students, Race, Racial Identification, College Admission
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