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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
Nthontho, Maitumeleng Albertina – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Implementation of religion policy in schools has provoked contradictions and contestations in South Africa and across the globe. Reports on costly and protracted court cases and legislative battles between schools and parents as well as between schools and departments of education over religion in schools have been increasing at an alarming rate.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Policy, Leadership Training, Court Litigation
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Baxen, Jean; Botha, Liz Johanson – South African Journal of Education, 2016
Poor literacy and numeracy levels in schools have raised questions in South Africa, as they have internationally, on the quality and appropriateness of initial teacher education for preparing teachers for the complexities faced in schools generally and for the mediation of literacy and numeracy in the early years in particular. This paper profiles…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Agenda Setting, Literature Reviews, Journal Articles
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Govender, Sam; Fataar, Aslam – South African Journal of Education, 2015
This article considers the nature and trajectory of the African National Congress's (ANC) education policy discourses from its founding in 1912, until its repatriation from exile by 1992. The broad issue that this article considers is how to explain why the ANC was inadequately prepared to address the educational challenges of a democratic South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History, Politics of Education
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Kassile, Telemu – South African Journal of Education, 2014
This paper examines regional differentials in pass rates in Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in Mainland Tanzania. In particular, the paper investigates the effects of pupil-teacher ratio (PTR), pupil-latrine ratio (PLR), pupil-classroom ratio (PCR), availability of electricity in schools, and secondary school and above education of women…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Surveys, Health, Foreign Countries
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Mathebula, Thokozani – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The central feature of Athenian citizens' rights, that is, people's participation in government, is also enshrined in the South African Constitution. This article argues for the Athenian style of participatory democracy as a viable model of participation in governing South African schools. The author claims that "people's education",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making
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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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Guro, Manuel; Weber, Everard – South African Journal of Education, 2010
The Mozambican government has introduced reforms of basic education, notably the introduction of interdisciplinarity, learner-centredness and new teaching pedagogies. This is a case study of how these curriculum reforms have been implemented at Marrere Teachers' Training College. We conducted interviews with lecturers, observed their teaching…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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McNiff, Jean – South African Journal of Education, 2008
In this paper I call for an unequivocal legitimisation of the living "I" in educational research. The paper itself becomes a context that explains this call. It is a report of my action research into my professional learning through working in South Africa, within the context of new policy frameworks for continuing teacher development.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Action Research, Foreign Countries
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Akoojee, Salim; McGrath, Simon – South African Journal of Education, 2007
Public and private provision of vocational education and training (or Further Education and Training in the South African usage) exist in a relationship with each other but are rarely considered together. An analysis is provided of recent quantitative evidence on both sectors in South Africa in order to advance the case for further policy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy