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...Country overview South Africa inherited a highly divided and segregated education system from the apartheid system, which was based on racial, economic, and social inequalities. Unfortunately, such inequalities continue to persist despite...

Community Involvement and Public Engagement in Early Childhood Education (South Africa)

Hasina Banu Ebrahim

Hasina Banu Ebrahim is a full professor and an early childhood researcher at the University of South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Understanding community involvement in ECE settings In South Africa, community involvement and its links to public engagement in early childhood education (ECE) before schooling is valued in its own right and for its potential to improve...

Assessment in Higher Education (South Africa)

Johann Dreyer

Johann Dreyer is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies at the University of South Africa, South Africa Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Faculty member evaluation Higher education (HE) institutions in South Africa (SA) are obliged to include student evaluations of faculty as part of their quality assurance measures (Council for Higher Education [CHE] 2004). In some...

The Role of NGOs in Supporting Education in Africa

Education and NGOs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter reviews some of the different ways and purposes for which education NGOs are formed. Using the example of one medium sized NGO, the Africa Educational Trust, it demonstrates how an organisation is often forced to change its...

Life in the Principalship during Challenging Times: A New South African Principal’s Perspective

Michael Cowie

Michael Cowie is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. A former headteacher, Michael was previously Co-Director of the Masters Programme in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the North of Scotland Headteacher Preparation Consortium, a partnership involving the universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and nine education authorities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Background Frank Joubert Primary School is situated in Schauderville, a suburb of the coastal city of Port-Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The school caters to students in grades 1 through 7. There are 582 students...

Historical Context of Primary Education (South Africa)

Alfred Masinire

Alfred Masinire is a lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Historical and conceptual evolution of primary education Current historical and policy accounts of primary education in South Africa have heavily focused on the postapartheid period, the period after 1994 (Sayed and Kanjee 2013...

Family Literacy Programme in Rural South Africa

Education and Minorities : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction There is some sensitivity to the concept of ‘minority’ in South Africa, particularly since the formal ending of apartheid in 1994. The lack of consensus as to what defines a minority at an international level presents...

The Work of BEFSA in the Eastern Cape

Education and NGOs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on the work of the Borien Educational Foundation for Southern Africa (BEFSA), a UK and SA Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working in the rural areas of South Africa. The chapter describes the socio-economic...

South Africa: Making Post-apartheid Rights into Realities

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction Improving access to education in the developing world has received concerted global attention for the last two decades, with commitments made at the 1990 Education for All Conference in Jomtien, Thailand, being...

Factors Affecting the Success of First Generation University Students at a South African University

Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students : Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become...