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Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
As international standards are continually publicized, countries across the globe have adapted educational policies to meet the demands of the global market, which has led to much emphasis on specific subjects and teaching methods. Although modern educational policies tend to focus on rhetoric about inclusion, systematic segregation remains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Molla, Tebeje; Cuthbert, Denise – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
After decades of decline, African higher education is now arguably in a new era of revival. With the prevalence of knowledge economy discourse, national governments in Africa and their development partners have increasingly aligned higher education with poverty reduction plans and strategies. Research capacity has become a critical development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Doctoral Programs
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Pillay, Krishnavani Shervani – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The transformation of South Africa from a deeply iniquitous apartheid regime to a more inclusive democratic dispensation remains a huge challenge for all South Africans and its social institutions. The university remains one institution that is under severe pressure to transform. This pressure is exacerbated by the deeply entrenched apartheid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Racial Segregation, Racial Bias
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Olsen, Sissel-Tove – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article presents a case study aimed at describing and exploring the needs for--and provision of--formal support in South African primary schools, examining, in particular, the significance of organisational development in addressing the needs of teachers. Educational projects are often focused on the needs of learners and learner well-being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Mahlangu, Vimbi P. – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article investigates the activities of teacher unions in some Gauteng secondary schools in South Africa. The methods used in collecting data were questionnaires, interviews and a literature study of appropriate educational and labour law journals, books and newspapers. An interpretive paradigm was used in analysing the data. In this article,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Unions, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Hemson, David – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
The child has an elevated position within national policy in South Africa. This concern for children has been translated in varying degrees into policy, particularly in relation to child labour. Internationally there is concern that forms of child work should not impede the development of the child, particularly in health and education. Research…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Child Labor, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Waghid, Yusef – Policy Futures in Education, 2005
In this article the author explores possibilities for cultivating justice with reference to teaching and learning in (South African) universities. It is argued that teachers and learners ought to become responsive, democratic and critical--they need to act justly in order to break with South Africa's apartheid legacy. The author discusses why…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Coombe, Carol – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
The global spread of the HIV and AIDS pandemics will, for the next three generations at least, underline education access, quality and provision. Reforms within the sector will necessarily take account of the implications of this plague within national, provincial and local contexts. This article is based on several assumptions. The first is that…
Descriptors: Incidence, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Diseases, Foreign Countries