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Moletsane, R.; Madiya, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Social issues such as HIV/AIDS, bullying, and violence have recently come to the fore in schooling and related research in South Africa. This article describes and critically analyses Masters and Ph.D. research done in education in the period 1995-2004, with particular reference to the voice given to social issues, namely: gender, violence, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Schools, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Rule, P.; Davey, B.; Balfour, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The Project Postgraduate Educational Research (PPER) data indicate that case study is the most popular methodology among South African education masters and doctorate students in the period 1995-2004. This article reflects on the reasons for the preference for case study by considering epistemological and contextual factors. It unpacks the links…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Case Studies, Research Methodology
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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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Pillay, G.; Balfour, R. J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Supervision might be understood as the provision usually by an academic to a student of either the expert guidance in subject knowledge or genre knowledge in relation to postgraduate thesis development. The Project for Postgraduate Educational Research (PPER) team members, in the course of their field visits, sought to interview supervisors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Supervision, Student Research
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Molefe, S.; Bengesai, A.; Davey, B.; Goba, B.; Lekena, L.; Madiya, N.; Nkambule, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
Students within academic research projects usually assume a role of supporting the academics/scholars who are undertaking those research projects. The students' identity in this case is regarded as research assistants, with minimal valued input to the project itself. With time, however, this identity may change based on the roles and relationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Graduate Students, Researchers
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Waghid, Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In this essay I offer an imaginary of postgraduate student supervision focusing on sceptical encounters with the other. Drawing on the seminal thoughts of Harvard philosopher Stanley Cavell (1997), particularly on his ideas on "living with scepticism", I argue that postgraduate student supervision ought to be an encounter framed by…
Descriptors: Supervision, Students, Supervisors, Graduate Study
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Ayliff, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article describes the effects of an interventionist form-focused course on the written English of first-year second language university learners. For two semester courses the form (or grammar) of the language was concentrated upon. During the first semester the use of correct grammar was focussed on intensively, while during the second…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Beneke, J. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article investigates the intersection of student recruitment and relationship marketing in the public high education sector. They key objectives of this analysis are to understand if a strategic fit exists and whether South African institutions are indeed embracing the principles of relationship marketing in order to optimise their student…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Marketing, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries
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Bitzer, E. M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The challenges involving doctoral non-completion and a lack of academic or scholarly quality are not restricted to putting the blame on doctoral candidates themselves, their supervisors or the institutions where they enrol. As candidates carry huge responsibilities when entering doctoral studies, success can be associated with an array of factors…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Degrees, Models
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Beneke, J.; Beeming, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
This article analyses the direct effect of demographic variables on academic outcomes. The study concludes that ethnic group plays a pivotal role in determining the academic performance of students registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management at the University of Cape Town. White students (presumed to emanate from a privileged…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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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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Hassan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
As the wave of educational transformation sweeps across the higher education landscape, few academics have been unaffected by its impact. It has been well documented that academics are ill-prepared to cope with the challenges of educational transformation, yet training and development that would provide the appropriate support to meet the demands…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Professional Development
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Khan, S. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this article is to report on empirical work, related to a techniques module, undertaken with the dental students of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. I will relate how a range of different active learning techniques (tutorials; question papers and mock tests) assisted students to adopt a deep approach to learning in…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Educational Research, Active Learning, Dentistry
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Mudhovozi, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
A survey was conducted to analyse perceived stress, coping resources and life satisfaction among university students at an institution of higher learning. Seventy-three students randomly selected from third year Social Sciences class participated in the study. A self-report questionnaire was administered to the participants. The results showed…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Life Satisfaction, Social Sciences, Coping
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