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Isaacs, Shafika; Roberts, Nicky; Spencer-Smith, Garth – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This paper compares the mixed-methods evaluation findings of the ukuFUNda Virtual School (UVS) with evaluations of three different mobile learning (m-learning) programmes in Africa: the information and communication technologies for rural education (ICT4RED); the Kenya Primary Math and Reading (PRIMR) study and the Nokia Mobile Mathematics…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education
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Mampane, Ruth M.; Omidire, Margaret F.; Aluko, Folake Ruth – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The recent student unrest in South African public higher education institutions highlighted the call for the decolonisation of education across post-colonial countries. This research explored the construct of the "decolonisation of education" through the lens of students of different nationalities across Africa, their perspectives on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Transformative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Dzvimbo, Kuzvinetsa Peter; Moloi, Kholeka Constance – South African Journal of Education, 2013
In a shrinking world, in which a neo-liberal discourse has permeated sub-Saharan African higher education, critical reflection is required to assess the merits and demerits of globalisation. Research, intensive discussion and hearings conducted over a two-year period by the Task Force on Higher Education and Society, convened by the World Bank and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Studies, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Giddy, Patrick – South African Journal of Education, 2012
Building on Ndofirepi's plea for an approach to teaching philosophy to high-school learners in Africa that is a hybrid of western and African thought, I argue that a critical touchstone is needed if the traditional wisdom is to be sifted, and that this can be found in the idea of the questioning and responsible subject. Traditional proverbs and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Studies, Child Psychology, Educational Principles
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Ndofirepi, Amasa Philip – South African Journal of Education, 2011
The debate as to whether philosophy is suitable for children is an ancient one and the discussion of philosophical issues has been withheld from the young since Plato's time. This paper seeks to examine the possibility of a Philosophy for Children programme in Africa. This presentation is a critical discourse on the concept of Philosophy for…
Descriptors: African Culture, Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis
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Singh, Prakash; Manser, Peter; Mestry, Raj – South African Journal of Education, 2007
We focus on the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in conceptualizing collegial leadership in education. Research findings, both nationally and internationally, strongly suggest that a technocratic (managerial) approach to leadership is in conflict with the visionary, people-centred approach of modern organisations, including educational…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Collegiality, Leadership Qualities, Administrator Behavior