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The roles of higher education in the democratization of politics in Africa: survey reports from HERANA
Against the theory on the nexus of higher education and citizenship, this article brings together the main findings and conclusions of three related studies with African mass publics, parliamentarians from African ...
Comparing the technological literacy of pre-service teachers and secondary school students in South Africa
Technology education was introduced for the first time after the abolition of Apartheid in South Africa in 1994. The technology curriculum required that students become technologically literate. However, in order for ...
Tuition fees and the challenge of making higher education a popular commodity in South Africa
(Springer Verlag, 2012)
The funding of higher education in South Africa has in the recent past been a subject of animated debate. This debate has ranged from the adequacy of government funding of higher education, the suitability of the funding ...
Developing the language of thinking within a classroom community of inquiry: pre-service teachers’ experiences
(Education Association of South Africa, 2012-08)
We argue that the “community of inquiry” approach, using reading materials modelled on Lipman’s Philosophy for Children programme, is a theoretically justified and teacher-friendly means of promoting effective thinking ...
Supporting reading literacy: A grade 6 pilot study
(University of Venda, 2012)
This paper discusses a pilot reading-literacy development initiative in a class of Grade 6 township learners. The purpose of the study was to pilot a model of literacy development that could be implemented across a wider ...
Activity theory as a lens to examine pre-service teachers' perceptions of learning and teaching of mathematics within an intervention programme
This study was prompted by concerns around mathematics teaching and learning in the South African education system. Contributory factors to this situation are the lack of competent mathematics teachers in the classroom ...