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  • Higher Education Pathways: South African Undergraduate Education and the Public Good
  • Paul Ashwin
  • 2018
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  • Published by: African Minds Publishers
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In what ways does access to undergraduate education have a transformative impact on people and societies? What conditions are required for this impact to occur? What are the pathways from an undergraduate education to the public good, including inclusive economic development? These questions have particular resonance in the South African higher education context, which is attempting to tackle the challenges of widening access and improving completion rates in in a system in which the segregations of the apartheid years are still apparent. Higher education is recognised in core legislation as having a distinctive and crucial role in building post-apartheid society. Undergraduate education is seen as central to addressing skills shortages in South Africa. It is also seen to yield significant social returns, including a consistent positive impact on societal institutions and the development of a range of capabilities that have public, as well as private, benefits. This book offers comprehensive contemporary evidence that allows for a fresh engagement with these pressing issues.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. vi
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  1. Notes on contributors
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Part A - Setting the Scene
  1. 1 Introduction
  2. Paul Ashwin and Jennifer M. Case
  3. pp. 3-9
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  1. 2 Transformation, the State and Higher Education: Towards a Developmental System of Higher Education in South Africa
  2. Rajani Naidoo and Rushil Ranchod
  3. pp. 10-26
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  1. 3 Subsidy, Tuition Fees and the Challenge of Financing Higher Education in South Africa
  2. Gerald Wangenge-Ouma and Vincent Carpentier
  3. pp. 27-43
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  1. 4 South African Higher Education, Society and Economy: What Do We Know About the Relationships?
  2. Stephanie Allais
  3. pp. 44-60
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  1. 5 Understanding the Role of University Graduates in Society: Which Conception of Public Good?
  2. Rosemary Deem and Tristan McCowan
  3. pp. 61-78
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  1. Part B - Ways of Understanding
  1. 6 A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Fair Access
  2. Melanie Walker
  3. pp. 81-94
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  1. 7 International Perspectives on Equality of Higher Education Opportunities: Models and Strategies for Accessibility and Availability
  2. Vincent Carpentier, Yann Lebeau and Jussi Välimaa
  3. pp. 95-111
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  1. 8 How Higher Education Research Using the Capability Approach Illuminates Possibilities for the Transformation of Individuals and Society in South Africa
  2. Monica McLean
  3. pp. 112-124
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  1. 9 The Conceptualisation of Students’ Personal Transformation Through Their Engagement in South African Undergraduate Education
  2. Paul Ashwin and Janja Komljenovic
  3. pp. 125-135
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  1. 10 Understanding the Relationship Between Institutional Cultures and Pedagogical Change
  2. Rebecca Schendel
  3. pp. 136-148
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  1. 11 The Lenses We Use to Research Student Experiences
  2. Amanda Hlengwa, Sioux McKenna and Thando Njovane
  3. pp. 149-162
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  1. Part C - Situating: What We Know About South African Higher Education
  1. 12 The Rising Challenge of University Access for Students from Low-Income Families
  2. Langutani Masehela
  3. pp. 165-176
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  1. 13 #FeesMustFall: A Media Analysis of Students’ Voices on Access to Universities in South Africa
  2. Mikateko Mathebula and Talita Calitz
  3. pp. 177-191
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  1. 14 Curriculum Transformation: Looking Back and Planning Forward
  2. Suellen Shay and Thandeka Mkhize
  3. pp. 192-203
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  1. 15 Understanding Student Experiences Through the Lens of Academic Staff Development Practice and Research
  2. Sherran Clarence
  3. pp. 204-215
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  1. 16 Students’ Experiences of University Life Beyond the Curriculum
  2. Philippa Kerr and Thierry Luescher
  3. pp. 216-231
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  1. 17 Post-Graduation Trajectories of Young South Africans
  2. Jennifer M. Case, Delia Marshall and Samuel Fongwa
  3. pp. 232-244
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  1. 18 Exploring Differences in South African Graduate Outcomes
  2. Samuel Fongwa, Delia Marshall and Jennifer M. Case
  3. pp. 245-259
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  1. 19 Destination and Outcome Trends for Graduates from Sub-Saharan African Countries: Implications for South Africa
  2. Ibrahim Oanda and Siphelo Ngcwangu
  3. pp. 260-273
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  1. 20 Engineering Graduates in South Africa and Brazil: a Common Good Perspective
  2. Renato H. L. Pedrosa and Bruce Kloot
  3. pp. 274-288
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  1. Part D - Conclusion
  1. 21 What Have We Learned About Pathways to the Public Good from South African Undergraduate Education?
  2. Paul Ashwin, Vincent Carpentier, Jennifer Case, Delia Marshall, Tristan McCowan, Sioux McKenna, Rajani Naidoo, Rebecca Schendel and Melanie Walker
  3. pp. 291-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-310
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  1. Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781928331919
Related ISBN(s)
9781928331902
MARC Record
OCLC
1112362053
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-18
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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