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Seale, Oliver; Cross, Michael – Oxford Review of Education, 2018
It has been argued that traditional governance practices and decision making associated with the collegial model are no longer effective in universities, and business-like management techniques should be adopted. Dwindling resources, external demands for accountability, and increased competition for market share, have resulted in efficiency…
Descriptors: Universities, College Administration, Efficiency, Foreign Countries
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Languille, Sonia – Oxford Review of Education, 2016
The paper sets out to challenge the notions of "affordable" private schools in the context of South Africa. It is guided by one main question: "affordable private schools for whom?" It argues that, contrary to claims by its public and private proponents, affordable private schools in South Africa do not cater for poor children.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Social Class, Blacks
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Weber, Everard – Oxford Review of Education, 2011
The article reviews the roles played by the Department of Education and the National Research Foundation in South Africa in defining the meaning of scholarship and in evaluating and funding it. The ideas that inform policy and practice include: the view that scholarship must serve the requirements of the national economy in becoming more globally…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Scholarship, Role
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Wangenge-Ouma, Gerald – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
The link between the funding of higher education and the attainment of higher education transformation goals in South Africa, especially access by students from previously under-represented communities, is the main focus of this paper. Specifically, the paper examines three questions: (a) How does public funding of higher education encourage (or…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment
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Sayer, John – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
This paper reflects on the usefulness and applicability of comparative inquiry for policy and practice in education development projects involving universities within the EU or EEA (Socrates, Erasmus, etc.) and especially in technical aid and outreach programmes (Tempus etc.), using concrete examples, exploring the distinctions made in EU…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Surveys, Outreach Programs, Educational Objectives
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Johnson, David – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
The article compares the educational policy trajectories of four societies in the South-west Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Mauritius, Ile de la Reunion and South Africa. The main purpose is to trace the political pathways and differing educational policy trajectories of former colonies of Britain and France. Five metaphors are invoked in this paper to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita – Oxford Review of Education, 2006
The article draws on interpretive frameworks from diffusion research and social network analysis to explore one particular "travelling reform"--outcomes-based education--that went global. The argument is made that by virtue of studying late adopters of a travelling reform one is examining globalisation. The cases in point for late…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Networks, Network Analysis