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Clarence, Sherran; McKenna, Sioux – London Review of Education, 2017
Much academic development work that is framed by academic literacies, especially that focused on writing, is concerned with disciplinary conventions and knowledges: conceptual, practical, and procedural. This paper argues, however, that academic literacies work tends to conflate literacy practices with disciplinary knowledge structures, thus…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Literacy, Intellectual Disciplines
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Angier, Kate – London Review of Education, 2017
This study reports the findings of an investigation into young South Africans' knowledge and understanding of their national past derived from narrative accounts of South African history written by 27 university students who had recently completed the national school history curriculum. Analysis of these narratives indicates two fundamental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World History, Knowledge Level, College Students
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Adendorff, Hanelie – London Review of Education, 2011
This paper reports on a qualitative study that explored the challenges experienced by nine emerging scholars of teaching at a research-intensive university in South Africa. It details three problem areas encountered during the process of becoming scholars of teaching: (1) negative perceptions about the work and related reward concerns, (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Scholarship, Instruction
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Horsthemke, Kai – London Review of Education, 2009
Following the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994, there has been a strong drive towards democratising education at all levels, primary, secondary and tertiary. The present paper examines some of the key ideas in the debate around transformation in higher education in South Africa, namely the notions of an African essence, culture…
Descriptors: Higher Education, African Culture, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Favish, Judith; McMillan, Janice – London Review of Education, 2009
Challenges facing the higher education sector globally include questions over what counts as knowledge and what are valid forms of both its reproduction and production. This paper addresses the question of how what counts as valid knowledge is challenged and how it changes over time. It does this via an analysis of examples of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Role of Education
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Loomis, Steven R.; Rodriguez, Jacob P.; Honeycutt, Jared; Arellano, Manuel – London Review of Education, 2006
Many arguments in favour of school voucher programs are based upon libertarian free agency principles. Viewed at the organizational level, allowing persons to exercise choice in education would seem to offer incentives for all educational organizations within that framework to improve overall product quality and thus more effectively obtain the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Human Capital, Foreign Countries
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Warwick, Ian; Aggleton, Peter – London Review of Education, 2004
In South Africa, as elsewhere in the world, the promise of peer education as a means of promoting sexual health has contributed to its increasing popularity. While structural and organisational constraints can compromise the success of peer education, many of those involved in modest local programmes in South Africa are able to address the sexual…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Health Promotion