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Educational Reform and the Transformation of Southern Africa

Educational Reform and the Transformation of Southern Africa Author Dickson A. Mungazi
ISBN-10 0275957462
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 214
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A study of the importance of education reform in the region and its impact on individual advancement as the best way to ensure national transformation and development. Addresses existing conditions, the need for reform, theoretical aspects of education reform, and approaches African nations can empl

Elusive Equity

Elusive Equity Author Edward B. Fiske
ISBN-10 0815728409
Release 2004
Pages 269
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"Elusive Equity" chronicles South Africas efforts to fashion a racially equitable state education system from the ashes of apartheid. Edward Fiske and Helen Ladd draw on previously unpublished data, interviews with key officials, and visits to dozens of schools to describe the changes made in school finance, teacher assignment policies, governance, curriculum, higher education, and other areas.

Land Reform in South Africa

Land Reform in South Africa Author Brent McCusker
ISBN-10 9781442207189
Release 2015-11-05
Pages 224
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This thoughtful book explores the history and ongoing dilemmas of land use and land reform in South Africa. Including both theoretical and applied examples of the evolution of South Africa’s current geography of land use, the authors provide a succinct overview of land reform and evaluate the range of policies conceived over time to redress the country’s stark racial land imbalance.

Educational Change in South Africa

Educational Change in South Africa Author Everard Weber
ISBN-10 9087906595
Release 2008
Pages 360
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The literature on Educational Change has been dominated by research published in the established, liberal democracies. This volume examines Educational Change in South Africa, a country undergoing rapid social and political change, and situated geographically, historically and culturally in the South. What are the meanings and processes of change? How do we explain the contours and contexts of change? What has changed? What has remained the same? The book is divided into seven sections: Introduction and Overview, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Schools, Higher Education, Systemic Change and a Conclusion. Several chapters argue that there is a strong relationship between national and international developments, and educational change. Samoff asks, "Whither Education in South Africa" in the context of history: Bantu Education, People's Education, and Outcomes-based Education. Other writers analyse the relative autonomy of educational change from the wider social world. De Kock and Slabbert explore the personal growth and professional development of student teachers through teacher education programmes. Soudien and Gilmour conclude by stating the greatest systemic challenge is the poor quality of learning among black students. They say the state produces and reproduces inequities because, inter alia, it has not adequately addressed the apartheid legacy. South African scholars and students, researchers and change-agents in civil society, and policy-makers will find this collection useful. Academics and practitioners in International Education will also profit from this book.

The Evolution of Educational Theory in the United States

The Evolution of Educational Theory in the United States Author Dickson A. Mungazi
ISBN-10 0275961303
Release 1999-01
Pages 249
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Traces the evolution of the theory of education in the US from the beginning of the colonial period to the present. Mungazi (history, Northern Arizona U.) begins with a discussion of the evolution of theory in ancient Greece and then moves on to cover the influence of educational institutions in med

Education After Apartheid

Education After Apartheid Author Peter Kallaway
ISBN-10 1919713107
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 206
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This collection of readings aims to provide readers with a critical perspective on the unfolding educational policies of South Africa and provides a platform for participating in future educational debates.

Implementing Education Policies

Implementing Education Policies Author Jonathan D. Jansen
ISBN-10 1919713336
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 298
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Since 1994, there have been major attempts to change educational policy in order to meet the economic demands of South Africa and equalize education for all. Implementation of this policy is the big challenge. Through critical commentary and analysis, this book brings into focus the various policy documents that have been produced since the early 1990s. It looks at the history of education policy, why coherent policy is necessary, how it should be implemented and, most critical of all, it discusses the importance of education management and delivery.

Transformation in Higher Education

Transformation in Higher Education Author Nico Cloete
ISBN-10 9781402040061
Release 2006-07-08
Pages 322
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The book presents the most comprehensive and most thorough study of the developments in South African higher education and research after the first democratic elections of 1994, that is of post-Apartheid South African higher education. The benefits to the reader are that he/she will get a detailed insight into the new (i.e. post-1994) South African higher education system. The large number of experienced authors and editors involved in the book guarantees that the reader will be introduced in the new SA higher education system from a large number of perspectives that are presented in a consistent and coherent way.

Local Meanings Global Schooling

Local Meanings  Global Schooling Author K. Anderson-Levitt
ISBN-10 9781403980359
Release 2003-05-01
Pages 263
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Is there one global culture of schooling, or many national and local cultures? Do educational reforms take school systems on diverging or parallel paths? These case studies from five continents use ethnography and history to challenge the sweeping claims of sociology's world culture theory (neo-institutionalism). They demonstrate how national ministries of education and local schools re-invent every reform. Yet the cases also show that teachers and local reformers operate 'within and against' global models. Anthropologists need to recognize the global presence in local schooling as well as local transformation of global models. This is a collection that scholars in the field of the anthropology of education will not want to be without.

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African History 3 Volume Set Author Kevin Shillington
ISBN-10 9781135456696
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 1912
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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

Managing Educational Change

Managing Educational Change Author Brahm Fleisch
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058216717
Release 2002
Pages 217
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Managing Educational Change has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Managing Educational Change also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Managing Educational Change book for free.

Making It Happen

Making It Happen Author Asad Alam
ISBN-10 9781464807695
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 248
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South Africa has achieved a lot on its path of socio-economic transformation since the end of Apartheid in 1994. While many challenges remain to foster inclusive growth to address the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty, and inequality, some innovative approaches have been used to build more inclusive public institutions. These have helped to expand service delivery, strengthen quality, and improve the lives of millions of South Africans. Although much is known about the motivation and nature of the policies and institutional changes that drove this transformation, very little is known of the manner in which they were executed. With this book, Making It Happen, From Policies to Implementation, we offer a selection of twelve case studies to illustrate how policies and institutions were developed and implemented to improve specific public services. Done through interviews with senior policy makers, the book captures the how to of executing these policies in a variety of areas including increasing budget transparency, developing an intergovernmental fiscal system, strengthening tax administration, developing a modern performance monitoring and evaluation system, expanding HIV/AIDS treatment, reforming the social transfer system, strengthening statistics, creating a modern national identity system, developing a system for the management of biodiversity, modernizing the national road network management, developing the framework for renewable energy, and the formulation of the country’s much lauded constitution. Tracing a twenty year journey of transformation, this book places particular emphasis on recording the design of these reforms and endeavors to shed some light on the decision-making processes. In particular, it attempts to provide insight on the trade-offs policy makers faced, and the sequencing and complementarities among the various reforms. It finds leadership at different levels, adoption of pragmatic and innovative solutions, and the focus on results as among the key drivers in implementing these changes. This book is primarily intended to enhance knowledge exchange by exporting South Africa’s development experience to the world. It is a product of the country’s Knowledge Hub, developed in partnership with the World Bank Group, to provide evidence-based solutions for enhancing service delivery.

Democratic teacher education reform in Africa

Democratic teacher education reform in Africa Author Kenneth M. Zeichner
ISBN-10 9991602895
Release 2001
Pages 269
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Democratic teacher education reform in Africa has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Democratic teacher education reform in Africa also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Democratic teacher education reform in Africa book for free.

Teachers Leading Educational Reform

Teachers Leading Educational Reform Author Alma Harris
ISBN-10 9781317247883
Release 2017-07-31
Pages 240
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Teachers Leading Educational Reform explores the ways in which teachers across the world are currently working together in professional learning communities (PLCs) to generate meaningful change and innovation in order to transform pedagogy and practice. By discussing how teachers can work collectively and collaboratively on the issues of learning and teaching that matter to them, it argues that through collective action and collaborative agency, teachers are leading educational reform. By offering contemporary examples and perspectives on the practice, impact and sustainability of PLCs, this book takes a global, comparative view showing categorically that those educational systems that are performing well, and seek to perform well, are using PLCs as the infrastructure to support teacher-led improvement. Split into three sections that look at the macro, meso and micro aspects of how far professional collaboration is building the capacity and capability for school and system improvement, this text asks the questions: Is the PLC work authentic? Is the PLC work being implemented at a superficial or deep level? Is there evidence of a positive impact on students/teachers at the school/district/system level? Is provision in place for sustaining the PLC work? Teachers Leading Educational Reform illustrates how focused and purposeful professional collaboration is contributing to change and reform across the globe. It reinforces why teachers must be at the heart of the school reform processes as the drivers and architects of school transformation and change.

Sustainable Transformation in African Higher Education

Sustainable Transformation in African Higher Education Author Felix Maringe
ISBN-10 9789463009027
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 10
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The book is a must read for policy makers, academics, university administrators and post graduate research students in the broad field of education and in higher education studies in particular. The book brings together a wealth of information regarding the imperatives of transformation in Africa’s higher education systems. Not only do some of the chapters provide critical discussion about the conceptualisation of transformation, the majority of the chapters reflect on empirical evidence for transformation in diverse fields of mathematics, science, gender, the training of doctoral students and the governance and management of universities. This central theme of sustainable change and reform runs across the chapters of the book. For students, the book provides exemplars of practical research in higher education. For scholars in higher education and policy makers, specific issues for reform are identified and discussed.

Higher Education in the BRICS Countries

Higher Education in the BRICS Countries Author Simon Schwartzman
ISBN-10 9789401795708
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 493
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In spite of the increasing attention attributed to the rise in prominence of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, few studies have looked at the ways in which broader social expectations with respect to the role of higher education across the BRICS have changed, or not, in recent years. Our point of departure is that, contrary to the conventional wisdom focusing on functionalistic perspectives, higher education systems are not just designed by governments to fulfill certain functions, but have a tendency for evolving in a rather unpredictable fashion as a result of the complex interplay between a number of internal and external factors. In reality, national higher education systems develop and change according to a complex process that encompasses the expectations of governmental agencies, markets, the aspirations of the population for the benefits of education, the specific institutional traditions and cultures of higher education institutions, and, increasingly so, the interests and strategies of the private firms entering and offering services in the higher education market. This basically means that it is of outmost importance to move away from conceiving of "universities" or "higher education" as single, monolithic actors or sector. One way of doing this is by investigating a selected number of distinct, but nonetheless interrelated factors or drivers, which, taken together, help determine the nature and scope of the social compact between higher education (its core actors and institutions) and society at large (government, industry, local communities, professional associations).

Education in Retrospect

Education in Retrospect Author Andre Kraak
ISBN-10 0796919887
Release 2001
Pages 193
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This title reviews curriculum policy, reform and implementation in South African education.