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Netshandama, V. O. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The premise of this article is that the "jury is still out" to describe what effective Community Engagement entails in South African higher education institutions. The current discussions about community engagement and service learning do not cover the primary objective of adding value to the community, particularly of the rural-based…
Descriptors: Community Development, Higher Education, Service Learning, Foreign Countries
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Francis, J.; Dube, B.; Mokganyetji, T.; Chitapa, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Children, youth, women, the elderly, men and their leaders are integral components of rural communities. It is important to ensure that their unique needs and perceptions shape development programming. However, despite having various policies and legal frameworks introduced to deepen democracy in South Africa, current rural development programming…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Democracy, Rural Areas, Poverty
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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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Ratkovic, Snezana; Tilley, Susan; Teeuwsen, Phil – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In this article, we explore our experience of carving out space within an academic program where we were able to engage in learning and teaching that enhanced our capacity to understand foundational literature in the Socio/Cultural Field of Study and work towards our social justice goals. The doctoral course described provided the conditions…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Mwaniki, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
World geo-economics of the last two decades have seriously impacted on governments' capability to finance university teaching, research and community engagement, especially in the developing world. Over the same period however, the demands and expectations exerted on universities by government and society have increased phenomenally. To meet these…
Descriptors: Donors, School Community Relationship, Community Cooperation, Information Science
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Maistry, S. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
South African society is characterized by high levels of poverty and unemployment. South Africa has an embarrassingly uneven distribution of income as reflected by the Gini-coefficient. While much of the country's economic ailments can be attributed to poor and selective application of economic policies during the apartheid era, there is a growing…
Descriptors: Economics, Economics Education, Economic Climate, Economically Disadvantaged
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Alexander, G.; Khabanyane, K.; Ramabenyane, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The purpose of this study is to highlight the importance of reflection by a higher education institution on its engagement with the community. In this article the authors demonstrate how the Faculty of Education at the University of the Free State engaged with school educators in a module concerning teaching and learning styles. A quantitative…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cognitive Style, Teaching Styles, Rote Learning
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Steyn, H.; Wolhuter, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Many schools in South Africa are dysfunctional, or at least do not function optimally. This statement could be substantiated by just citing statistics about failure rates, school drop-out rates, school violence, matric pass rates, learner absenteeism, educator absenteeism or the incidence of discipline problems and the effect thereof on educators.…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Ramdhani, J.; Nkoane, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The question that needs to be asked is what is motivating employees at higher education institution and why do people act in the way that they do? This article sought to test the following statement: There exists within the context of higher education an organizational culture based on the premise of self worth. Various theories of motivation have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Organizational Culture, Work Environment
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Mudhovozi, P.; Gumani, M.; Maunganidze, L.; Sodi, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The study explores the attribution styles of in-group and out-group members. Eighty-four (42 female and 42 male) undergraduate students were randomly selected from the Faculty of Education at an institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe. A questionnaire was used to capture the opinions of the participants. The data was analysed using the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Cultural Differences
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Archer, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
There are many challenges involved in developing and running Writing Centres in tertiary contexts in South Africa. These challenges include recognizing the role Writing Centres need to play in the redress of basic academic literacies. They also involve emphasizing writing as a mode of learning where higher cognitive functions such as analysis and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Academic Discourse
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Chireshe, R.; Chireshe, E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The study investigated the perceptions of student teachers towards teaching practice assessment. Participants N=180:90 males, 90 females were randomly drawn from three primary school teachers' colleges in Masvingo Educational Region of Zimbabwe. A questionnaire was used to gather data from the respondents. A chi-square test was used to analyse the…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Ikpe, I. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The influence of positivism in education has been on the increase in the recent past, with academic departments increasingly being asked to justify the money spent on them and show some level of cost effectiveness. There is no other cluster of academic disciplines that is adversely affected by new wave of positivism as the Humanities which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Cost Effectiveness, Humanities
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Jordaan, Y.; Wiese, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Changes in the higher education landscape have led to many higher education institutions reassessing their recruitment and marketing strategies. A proper understanding of the relative importance of the choice factors that prospective students consider when selecting a higher education institution will enable higher education administrators and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Social Life
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Maistry, S. M.; Ramdhani, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2010
Service learning as a strategy for raising awareness amongst university students of their responsibilities to the community is rapidly gaining currency in higher education institutions in South Africa. High levels of unemployment and striking economic inequality have been an unfortunate feature of South African society for several decades. Since…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Democracy, Disadvantaged Youth, Service Learning
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