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Seabi, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Although Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most diagnosed conditions in children, it is also one of the misunderstood and misdiagnosed syndromes. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of foundation phase educators about ADHD, specifically their views on its causes, appropriate interventions and…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Private Schools, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
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Lautenbach, G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article focuses on the many obstacles that lecturers encounter when learning to use educational technologies in their work, including the inhibitory nature of the larger activity system of the institution and its effect on expansive learning. Data illuminate the theoretical arguments around "learning by expanding"--a notion introduced by Yrjo…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Learning Theories, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Lumadi, T. E.; Mampuru, K. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In any institution of higher education the student affairs division is an ever-changing environment that necessitates an appropriate management approach. In view of this situation it was deemed necessary to identify a change model that would successfully manage change in student affairs. A literature review was done and an analysis of some…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Organizational Change, Models
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Soudien, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The rationale for this article is that the actors in the South African higher education system, and particularly those with the responsibility for leading it, need to be clear about the arguments in the transformation debate and in particular about how these get at what is actually happening within it, and to be-consciously and self-critically…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Politics of Education
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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Wenger (2000, 229) describes communities of practice as the "basic building blocks of a social learning system" since they are the "social containers" that make up such a system. By practising in academic communities, academics define with one another what constitutes academic competence and, for that matter, what constitutes…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Chikoko, V. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article reports on a study of how a group of first year M.Ed. students in the Faculty of Education of the University of KwaZulu-Natal experienced part-time study. Literature suggests that each year, South Africa suffers significant student departures from universities without completing their studies. Apart from the cost and manpower…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Dropouts, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Cilliers, C. D.; Pretorius, K.; van der Westhuizen, L. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Students experience various challenges during their studies, such as personal problems, academic difficulties and mental health problems. Therefore, student counselling centres/units play a valuable role in providing support systems for students in need. The most frequent problems South African students experience are relationship problems and…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), College Students, Substance Abuse, Crisis Intervention
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Esau, O. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In my investigation I set out to break the HIV/AIDS culture of silence and emphasize the role of the teacher as a researcher and critical change agent in an HIV/AIDS challenged society. My work demonstrates how teachers could play such a role by encouraging learners' participation in sport. The sport, I focussed on in my action research project…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Action Research, Change Agents, Teacher Researchers
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Hassan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Educational transformation in higher education places new demands on academics, especially in terms of shifting from traditional methods of teaching and learning to the application of innovative methods. Whereas outcomes-based education leans towards a philosophy, problem-based learning (PBL) offers a structured methodology in which teaching and…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Problem Based Learning, Foreign Countries, Methods
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Ntshoe, I.; Higgs, P.; Wolhuter, C. C.; Higgs, L. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article examines notions of quality and quality assurance in higher education. It does this by raising questions such as whether quality in higher education is the same as, for example, quality of clothing or the quality of meat in local butcheries. The article questions the assumption that if certain things, such as criteria or…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Quality Control, Measurement
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Swanepoel, C. H. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
During the past two decades, higher education in South Africa has been affected drastically by transformation. An issue that has specifically been influenced is master's degrees. A significant increase in the demand for access to course work master's degrees has been experienced, while universities themselves have been confronted with a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Degrees, Expectation, Graduate Study
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Thaver, L. L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Higher education institutions in South Africa continue variously to experience a range of contestations that are analogous much of the time to "war by other means". However, if we stand back from our divided social lives and the mandate that history visits on our institutions, not to absolve anyone but to yield to what the imperatives…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Trust (Psychology), Intimacy, Articulation (Education)
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van Koller, J. F. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
This article reports on the findings of a research project which aimed at determining what the key implications of the Higher Education Qualifications Framework would be for the curricula of Universities of Technology. The key problems which were investigated were the seeming lack of understanding of the exact implications of the Higher Education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Literature Reviews, Content Analysis
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Winberg, C.; Adams, A.; Esbach, J.; Groenewald, W.; Lakay, D.; Muzondo, I.; Randall, K.; Seane, G.; Siyepu, S.; Veeran, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Universities of Technology (UTs) offer career-focused education in a wide variety of disciplines and fields. Traditionally, UTs recruited academic staff with relevant workplace experience, rather than academic qualifications. The result of this strategy was, while many lecturers possessed professional qualifications in their field, they did not…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Qualifications, Employment Qualifications, Tenure
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Wolhuter, C. C.; Higgs, P.; Higgs, L. G.; Ntshoe, I. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The aim of this article is to determine to what extent South African higher education and the South African academic profession can hold their own, within the international constellation of higher education systems and academic profession contingents. The article uses the theoretical framework of current changes taking place in higher education…
Descriptors: Productivity, Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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