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Beyond Benchmarks
What twenty years of TIMSS data tell us about South African education
Vijay Reddy, Tia Linda Zuze, Mariette Visser, Lolita Winnaar, Andrea Juan, Cas Prinsloo, Fabian Arends, Shawn Rogers
South Africa has participated in a number of local and international achievement studies in the field of education over the last 20 years and responses to the results have been somewhat mixed. Critics argue that participation in international assessments is a pointless exercise because of the slow pace of improvement in South African education. Supporters point out that international assessment results can be useful at many different levels of policy and planning, especially when studies are repeated across time. The purpose of this book is to provide a measured assessment of what has been achieved in South African education over the last 20 years based on the evidence provided by Trends in International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMMS), to redefine what ‘good’ progress means in light of South Africa’s developmental pathway and to recommend what evidence based interventions can be considered as the next realistic steps in South Africa’s educational development.
Format168mm x 240mm
Pages54
ISBN 13978-0-7969-2470-4
Publish YearMarch 2015
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 70.00


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Potential Attrition in Education
Potential Attrition in Education
The impact of job satisfaction, morale, workload and HIV/AIDS
Elsje Hall, Miriam Altman, Nkululeko Nkomo, Karl Peltzer, Khangelani Zuma
The decision to change one's job is usually preceded by a process of job evaluation and determining alternative employment opportunities. Dissatisfaction with the workplace can be a strong incentive to seek alternative opportunities. This study focuses on the role played by job satisfaction, morale and HIV/AIDS in educator attrition. The responses of educators who considered leaving their jobs were compared to the responses of those preferring to stay. Findings reveal that job dissatisfaction linked to poor salaries and limited possibilities for career development, as well as the lack of status and respect attached to the profession, may push educators out  of the classroom. The low morale amongst potential leavers reflects this dissatisfaction, as well as the stress caused by curriculum transformation and the emotional impact of HIV/AIDS.
Format280mm x 210mm
Pages40
ISBN 100-7969-2110-5
ISBN 13978-07969-2110-9
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 80.00


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An overview of research, policy and practice in teacher supply and demand, 1994–2008
An overview of research, policy and practice in teacher supply and demand, 1994–2008
Linda Chisholm

In 2008, South Africa had 400 953 educators, which included school teachers and principals. Were they adequate in number and quality for the 12 239 363 learners in ordinary public and independent schools? Is the country’s teacher education system sufficiently geared up to produce the teachers that are required and are sufficient numbers of students being attracted to teaching? How successful have government and union attempts to address specific teacher shortages since 1994 been? What has the contribution of research been in these areas?

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages56
ISBN 100-7969-2293-4
ISBN 13978-07969-2293-9
Publish Year2009
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 98.00


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PodcastOne of the suggested solutions for addressing the teacher shortage is reopening teacher training colleges. Professor Linda Chisholm, author of An Overview of Research, Policy and Practice in Teacher Supply and Demand, 1994–2008 (HSRC Press), examines this option more closely in this part of the podcast series.

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Factors Affecting Teaching and Learning in South African Public Schools
Factors Affecting Teaching and Learning in South African Public Schools
Makola Collin Phurutse

Analysing the extent and severity of HIV/AIDS among educators without looking at the broader context within which schools operate, provides only a partial understanding of the immense challenges facing the education sector in South Africa. This study examines material issues affecting the quality of teaching and learning in our schools, both within and external to the classroom environment. The findings reveal significant disparities in conditions, both within and between provinces. Compounded by the effects of ill-health related to HIV/AIDS, these disparities are likely to hamper any efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning in South African public schools, and therefore require serious attention.

Format280mm x 210mm
Pages24
ISBN 100-7969-2111-3
ISBN 13978-07969-2111-6
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 98.00


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Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education
Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education
David Chidester
This paper examines the reasons for studying religion and the necessity for teacher, student, administrative or parental involvement in the process of learning about religious diversity. Chidester suggests that the study of religion and religious diversity can usefully be brought into conversation with recent research on new formations of citizenship.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages36
ISBN 100-7969-2077-X (SCI 1)
ISBN 13978-07969-2077-5
Publish Year2002

Price:    R 98.00


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Independent Schooling in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Independent Schooling in Post-Apartheid South Africa
A quantitive overview
Jacques L Du Toit
This paper presents a quantitative overview of the South African independent schooling sector. Some popular myths about the sector being largely white and elitist are dispelled by the study. However, there is also evidence of poor performance and new forms of inequity emerging of which role-players in the sector should be aware.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages52
ISBN 100-7969-2046-X (HRD 1)
ISBN 13978-07969-2046-1
Publish Year2004

Price:    R 98.00


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Inequalities in Higher Education and the Structure of the Labour Market
Inequalities in Higher Education and the Structure of the Labour Market
Percy Moleke
Part of the ongoing research on the employment experiences of university graduates in South Africa and based upon the most comprehensive tracer study of university graduates yet conducted, this paper looks at the inequities in higher education and their consequences in the labour market for people with tertiary qualification.
Format280mm x 210mm
Pages20
ISBN 100-7969-2102-4
ISBN 13978-07969-2102-4
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 98.00


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Private Further Education and Training in South Africa
Private Further Education and Training in South Africa
The changing landscape
Salim Akoojee

Private Further Education and Training in South Africa provides the most up-to-date data and analysis of the sector. It provides, for the first time, empirical data about the participants, the location and ownership of institutions, the programmes offered, and the delivery of private TVET provision in South Africa. This is supplemented by a qualitative analysis using select case studies to explore the character of the sector.

Format297mm x 210mm
Pages56
ISBN 100-7969-2048-6
ISBN 13978-07969-2048-5
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 98.00


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In Search of Best Practice in South African Desegregated Schools
In Search of Best Practice in South African Desegregated Schools
Mokubung Nkomo, Saloshna Vandeyar

One of the daunting challenges facing South Africa in the contemporary period is that of achieving social cohesion. Educational institutions should be at the cutting edge of the project to weave a common identity whilst promoting respect for difference. It was this challenge that motivated us to convene colloquia in 2003 and 2006 to discuss the current state of school desegregation and innovative ways to forge ahead in the complex processes of dismantling the legacies of the past and creating inclusive paradigms for our classrooms.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages168
ISBN 100-7969-2224-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2224-3
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 102.00


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Debating High Skills and Joined-Up Policy
Debating High Skills and Joined-Up Policy
Andre Kraak, Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown, David Ashton
Debates about ‘governance’ both within and outside of the South African state are increasingly turning to the question of ‘co-ordination failure’ – the inability of government to make interventions in key problem areas which require the inputs and actions of several government departments and agencies acting in concert with each other. Too often, the opposite occurs – the silo effect – where government departments work in isolation, unable and in some cases, unwilling to act on the interdependencies that straddle their governance responsibilities.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages72
ISBN 100-7969-2133-4
ISBN 13978-07969-2133-8
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 105.00


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Higher education and work
Higher education and work
Setting a new research agenda
Charlton Koen
Higher education and work consists of two papers. The first provides an analysis of research on graduate employment in South Africa, and reflects on the state of research on graduate employment and unemployment in South Africa, while the second looks at the challenges facing the education, training and employment of South Africa’s scientific labour force.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages62
ISBN 100-7969-2118-0
ISBN 13978-07969-2118-5
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 105.00


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A baseline study on psychosocial support of orphans and vulnerable children in two villages in Botswana
A baseline study on psychosocial support of orphans and vulnerable children in two villages in Botswana
Dr G. Nnunu Tsheko, Mr Ken Bainame, Dr Lucky W. Odirile, Ms Mosarwa Segwabe

This report provides a baseline study on psychosocial support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in two villages in Botswana and forms part of a series of reports that examine the work undertaken as part of the Kellogg OVC Intervention Project from 2002 to 2005.The general aim of the project is to assist families and households to better cope with the increased burden of care for OVC. The purpose of this particular baseline psychosocial survey (PSS) was to gather data to facilitate the introduction and evaluation of the effectiveness of orphan care intervention programmes for strengthening community participation and empowerment of OVC in two villages in Botswana. This information will be used in evaluating the effectiveness of the new OVC interventions that will be implemented in the two villages in Botswana as part of the overall OVC project.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages60
ISBN 100-7969-2178-4
ISBN 13978-07969-2178-9
Publish Year2007
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 115.00


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Finding Work
Finding Work
Employment experiences of South African graduates
Percy Moleke
Complementing existing labour-market research on graduates, this study provides qualitative and quantitative data relating to graduates’ experiences in the labour market. The data presented here offers a clear picture of graduate employment and includes the time it takes graduates to find employment, the factors that influence employability, the types of jobs they find, their perceptions of the relation of the level of jobs they found to their qualifications and to the sectors of employment.
Format280mm x 210mm
Pages48
ISBN 100 7969 2105 9
ISBN 13978-07969-2105-5
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 115.00


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Learner Performance in South Africa
Learner Performance in South Africa
Social and economic determinants of success in language and mathematics
Charles Simkins, Andrew Paterson
This monograph reports on the nature of private post-school technical and vocational education and training (TVET) within the further education and training (FET) band in the South African education system. It provides, for the first time, empirical data about the participants, the location and ownership of institutions, the programmes offered, and the delivery of private TVET provision in the country, as well as case studies which explore the character of the sector.
Format280mm x 210mm
Pages88
ISBN 100-7969-2041-9
ISBN 13978-07969-2041-6
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 115.00


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Reflections on School Integration
Reflections on School Integration
Colloquium proceedings
Mokubung Nkomo , Carolyn McKinney, Linda Chisholm (eds)

Reflections on School Integration approaches a contentious and topical issue with level-headed insight based on solid, rigorous research. Delegates at a colloquium to define a research agenda for the future, reviewed the latest international and local research and practice in the field of desegregation and integration of schools, took stock of the status quo in research and practice, and identified new directions research should be taking. This publication features the papers of a range of colloquium contributors. Both accessible and useful, it will be of value to those with an interest in contemporary education policy and developments.

Format210mm x 148mm
Pages200
ISBN 100-7969-2070-2
ISBN 13978-07969-2070-6
Publish Year2004

Price:    R 125.00


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