Leveraging Educational Quality in Southern African Educational Systems
A Practitioners' Perspective
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: African Books Collective
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The discourse on educational quality is highly momentous and has sustained controversies of epic proportions in African educational systems. Given the nebulous nature of educational quality coupled with the different interpretations evoked by the deployment of the concept across different disciplines, a robust comprehension of the ...
Section IPrimary and Secondary Education
Chapter 1Child education in pre-colonial Africa: Lessons fromtraditional strategies used to raise and educatechildren in pre-colonial Zimbabwe
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While curriculum reform has been heavily discussed in educational studies in the last decade, studies on the subject have emphasised reforms by western scholars and philosophers such as John Dewey, Rousseau and Peters. Insignificant attention has been devoted to examining the place as well as positive contribution of traditional ...
Chapter 2Enhancing quality in the teaching and learning ofEnglish in Mozambique’s Public Education: Lessonsfrom the past and current experiences
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In Mozambique, the English subject has been implemented in public education, particularly in the primary education (second grade-EP2)-grade 6 and 7- and secondary schools (grade 8-12). This was done to language of power, English. The political economy of Mozambique as a Portuguese colony for almost five hundred years (1505-1975) is ...
Chapter 3How The Reluctance To Use Corporal Punishment InPublic Schools Has Affected Mozambique’sEducation System: Voices From EducationStakeholders
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While a significant number of studies have been conducted on this subject, most of them have emphasised the protection of children from all forms of physical and/or mental violence, injury or abuse perpetrated against them. Insignificant attention has been paid to the parents and educators, of impacts of banning or relaxation in the use ...
Section IITertiary Education
Chapter 4Exploring the architecture of appropriation ofemerging technologies at South African Universities:A critical review
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The emerging discourses on the meaning and multiple, subtle ways emerging technologies (ET) have been appropriated at South African universities are highly contentious and ironically present a maelstrom discourses are often implicated in the spectrum between traditional mainstream technologies and well-trodden constructs, and panoply of ...
Chapter 5Using Web 2.0 technologies to support blendedcollaborative learning of critical citizenship at a SouthAfrican University
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Multiple studies have explored the potential of Web 2.0 technologies to support contextualised learning on the one hand, and the capacity of critical citizenship to foster meaningful learning on the other. However, insufficient attention has been deployed to grasping the social media) and the advancement of critical citizenship at African ...
Chapter 6Towards a blended mobile social media model todeepen authentic, contextualised learning in SouthAfrican higher education
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A profound technological disjuncture exists between South African higher educational institutions (HEIs) deeply anchored in traditional environments. More so, educators have sub-optimally exploited the institutionally sanctioned LMSs diminishing them to information networking. These pedagogical limitations arise from the technical ...
Chapter 7Academic scaffolding and emergent pedagogicalchange using Mobile Instant Messaging:Appropriating intelligent mobile applications forlearning Information Technology at a South AfricanUniversity
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Although mobile phones are recognised as powerful communication devices, their potential to scaffold students in problem solving has been sub-optimally exploited at universities in developing nations. This chapter argues that mobile instant messaging (MIM) presents an informal, information-rich practice for supporting student context-...
Chapter 8Privatisation of Tertiary Education in DevelopingAfrica: Challenges and Implications for Quality withReference to Mozambique’s University Education
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While privatisation has been implemented in many African tertiary institutions in an attempt to minimise government expenditure and sustain academic activities in the respective institutions, it has been Mozambique, for example, privatisation of tertiary education is facing challenges like criticism from the general public and allegations that it ...
Chapter 9Dimensions of International Research Collaborationin Developing Africa’s Higher Education- Lessonsfrom the University of Zambia
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Within the context of global research, international collaborative research is becoming increasingly desirable by researchers, and Universities in the developing countries. Collaboration is encouraged at a policy level since it would lead to improved access of facilities and resources as well as improve the quality of education. For ...
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Publication Year: 2013