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Carl, A. E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
There are many approaches and arguments on how hope could be given to children in a society characterised by violence and conflict, hope that may contribute towards optimising their potential. This article focuses on the notion and meaning of Peace Education, what the possible link between Peace Education and a Pedagogy of Hope might be and…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Curriculum Development, Peace, Teaching Methods
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Frick, L.; Albertyn, R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is an issue within the context of lifelong learning, given the (South African) issues of equity and redress, the international demands on adults to contribute to the knowledge economy, qualification inflation and increased competitiveness for knowledge workers. In the process of conscientisation and in an…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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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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Le Grange, L. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In my review of the articles published in this issue of "SAJHE" I use the notion of "after" in two senses: "in imitation of" and "following in time" (moving beyond) (Schad 2003, x). In the first instance I wish to assess the extent to which contributors have drawn on Paulo Freire's concept of a…
Descriptors: Imitation, Educational Philosophy, Literacy Education, Social Discrimination
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McNiff, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this article I argue for higher education practitioners to take focused action to contribute to transforming their societies into open and democratically negotiated forms of living, and why they should do so. The need is especially urgent in South Africa, whose earlier revolutionary spirit led to massive social change. The kind of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Role of Education, College Faculty
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Cekiso, M. P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Widening access to higher education has meant an increasing need for flexibility in instruction and course design to accommodate students who utilize a wide range of learning style preferences. The purpose of this study was to identify the preferred learning styles of students and to plan instruction and course design accordingly. In addition, a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Statistical Significance, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences
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Dominguez-Whitehead, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Strike and protest activity at South African universities continues to be prevalent nearly two decades after the dismantling of apartheid, although there has been a shift away from directing strikes and protests against the government (during the apartheid era), to directing them against higher education institutions and management (since the…
Descriptors: Strikes, Higher Education, Race, Democracy
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Gasa, V. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The main function of prison-based education is to prepare the inmates for return to society. Many higher institutions of education that offer distance learning have opened their doors to accommodate prisoners who want to further their studies. Thus far, many prisoners have received bachelor's degrees from different higher institutions of education…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Academic Achievement
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Govender, K. K. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The objective of this article is to develop a conceptual model aimed at improving the postgraduate research students' experience. Since postgraduate students "vote with their feet" an improved understanding of the postgraduate research service encounter may result in improving the quality of the encounter and so increasing throughput and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student College Relationship, Organizational Climate
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Harran, M.; Knott, A.; Weir, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article reports on an investigation into whether writing centre (WC) respondents at an institution of Higher Education (HE) encourage or discourage draft dialogue (a conversation in writing) with students submitting drafts electronically to the WC for feedback. The writing respondents insert local feedback responses or comments directly onto…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Computer Mediated Communication, Interpersonal Communication
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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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North, D.; Zewotir, T.; Murray, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Research output affects both the strength and funding of universities. Accordingly university academic staff members are under pressure to be active and productive in research. Though all academics have research interest, all are not producing research output which is accredited by the Department of Education (DOE). We analyzed the demographic and…
Descriptors: Productivity, Intervention, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Oduaran, A. B. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article reports on the relationship between seven factors that described dimensions of education service quality and overall service quality on one hand, and students' satisfaction with the professional teacher development programmes by distance mode in a South African University on the other. We sought to find out whether students enrolled…
Descriptors: Participant Satisfaction, Continuing Education, Predictor Variables, Correlation
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Ondari-Okemwa, E. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article focuses on available opportunities and challenges which institutions of higher education in sub-Saharan Africa face in producing and distributing knowledge. Institutions of higher education are also expected to produce knowledge workers for the knowledge economy. Knowledge production falls into Mode 1, in which problems are set and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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