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Learning to Teach in South Africa
Wally Morrow
Learning to Teach in South Africa is a collection of key texts by one of South Africa’s most respected thinkers in education. The essays span the crucial years of democratic transition in South Africa and display the essential unity of the author’s thought as he reflects on the idea of epistemological access, a prominent feature of disciplined thinking about education in South Africa, as well as teacher education, the primacy of the practice of teaching in any system of education, and the continuing struggle with relativism, one of the strands of the Apartheid and colonialism legacies.  The collection bears the author’s hallmark intellectual passion and incisive thinking which has helped sculpt the landscape of educational debates over three decades.
Format148mm x 210mm
Pages232
ISBN 100-7969-2186-5
ISBN 13978-07969-2186-4
Publish Year2007

Price:    R 191.00


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Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities
Linking Universities and Marginalised Communities
South African case studies of innovation focused on livelihoods in informal settings
Glenda Kruss , Michael Gastrow
Linking Universities and marginalised communities examines how South African universities engage with the informal sector in marginalised communities to improve livelihoods through inclusive innovation. The knowledge imperatives of universities are explored in relation to the public good and social justice, and the roles of innovation and technology transfer. Case studies provide examples of coherence between teaching, research, innovation and community engagement, and illustrate the enablers and constraints to such interaction. These insights find policy application in the spheres of higher education, science and technology, and economic development. The analysis also provides lessons for innovation studies, pointing out the need to refine the notion of innovation so that it may be more appropriate for the developmental challenges of countries such as South Africa.
Format148mm x 210mm
Pages144
ISBN 13978-0-7969-2500-8
Publish YearJune 2015
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 130.00


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The low achievement trap
The low achievement trap
Comparing schools in Botswana and South Africa
Martin Carnoy, Linda Chisholm, Bagele Chilisa

The Low Achievement Trap is an empirical study of student mathematics learning in Grade 6 classrooms that is unique in its focus on two school systems shaped by different political histories on either side of the Botswana-South Africa border. The study provides a detailed examination of the capacity of teachers - how they teach, how much they teach, and what they teach. Because of this wealth of detail, The Low Achievement Trap gives us much greater insight than previous research into why students seem to be making larger gains in the classrooms of South Eastern Botswana than in those of North West Province, South Africa. Rather than identifying a single major factor to explain this difference, the study finds that a composite of inter-related variables revolving around teachers’ mathematics knowledge and their capacity to teach mathematics are crucial to improving education in both regions. The message is a hopeful one: good teachers can make a difference in student learning.

Format168mm x 235mm (Soft Cover)
Pages196
ISBN 10978-07969-2368-4
ISBN 13978-07969-2368-4
Publish Year2012
RightsWorld Rights excl. North America

Price:    R 180.00


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Managing to Learn
Managing to Learn
Instructional Leadership in South African Secondary Schools
Ursula Hoadley, Catherine L Ward

Internationally and locally, there is growing emphasis on the importance of effective school management and leadership in contributing to good student achievement outcomes. ‘Instructional leadership’ has become a key concept in the research literature, reflecting an attempt to better understand the relationship between school leadership, curriculum and instructional matters, and student achievement. Managing to learn is the first study of its kind in South Africa, considering these issues in a sample of 200 schools in two provinces. The research reported in this monograph provides an extensive review of the literature around the management of curriculum and instruction, a framework and methodology for the research, and the empirical findings from the study. Through a series of regression analyses, the study presents those management factors identified across a wide range of schools as most crucial to improved performance of students. It brings greater clarity to the somewhat undifferentiated view of school management currently, and a sharper focus on its importance in relation to how students learn.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages136
ISBN 100-7969-2241-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2241-0
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 129.00


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Marking Matric
Marking Matric
Colloquium proceedings
Vijay Reddy (ed)
The past ten years in South Africa has seen many changes in education: the creation of a single department of education; common examinations for all learners in public schools in the country, a new outcomes based education curriculum which was introduced to learners in the General Education and Training Phase since 1998 and will be introduced to the Further Education and Training Phase from 2006. To evaluate the success of these changes South African researchers still use the indicator of student achievement.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages140
ISBN 100-7969-2116-4
ISBN 13978-07969-2116-1
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 155.00


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Mathematics and Science Achievement at South African Schools in TIMSS 2003
Mathematics and Science Achievement at South African Schools in TIMSS 2003
Vijay Reddy
Mathematics and science are key areas of knowledge for the development of individuals and for the social and economic development of South Africa. In November 2002, about 9000 Grade 8 learners from South African public schools participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This monograph reports on South Africa’s performance in TIMSS in relation to the other 50 countries. In addition, the report describes the performance of different groups of learners in South Africa and provides contextual information about, teachers, schools and the curriculum. The report concludes with recommendations for strategic interventions that could contribute to improved performance in mathematics and science. The findings contained in this report offer valuable insights to academics, policymakers, curriculum-planners, teachers and those involved in the development of education in South Africa.
Format280mm x 210mm
Pages148
ISBN 100-7969-2158-X
ISBN 13978-07969-2158-1
Publish Year2006

Price:    R 180.00


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Nursing in a New Era
Nursing in a New Era
The Profession and Education of Nurses in South Africa
Mignonne Breier, Angelique Wildschut , Thando Mgqolozana

Nurses are often said to be the backbone of health services, but in South Africa their profession itself is in need of care. This monograph considers the profile, image and status of nursing today and the nature and role of nursing education. A major concern is that, although nursing still attracts many more students than there are places available, the gap between the large numbers who complete their training and the relatively small growth in the professional registers, indicates high attrition rates. The decline in the role of the public sector in the training of nurses is another worrying trend.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages152
ISBN 100-7969-2274-8
ISBN 13978-07969-2274-8
Publish Year2009
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 165.00


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Old enough to know
Old enough to know
Consulting children about sex and AIDS education in Africa
Colleen McLaughlin, Sharlene Swartz, Susan Kiragu, Shelina Walli, Mussa Mohamed

This compelling study, comprising of a sample of eight schools in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa – Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania – examines the sources, contents and processes of children´s community-based sexual knowledges and asks how these knowledges interact with AIDS education programmes in school. Old enough to know showcases the possibilities of consulting pupils using engaging, interactive and visual methods including digital still photography, mini-video documentaries, as well as interviews and observations. These innovative methods allow children to speak freely and openly in contexts where talking about sex to adults is a cultural taboo.

Format168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
Pages160
ISBN 10978-07969-2374-5
ISBN 13978-07969-2374-5
Publish Year2012
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 150.00


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Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education Curriculum in South Africa
Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education Curriculum in South Africa
Glenda Kruss (ed)

Driven by centralised state processes, externally mandated and regulated, the restructuring of teacher education curriculum and institutions in South Africa has radically changed the teacher education landscape. How universities mediate, contest and resist the resulting pressures has differed, according to their historical legacy, their specific trajectories of restructuring, and their leadership dynamics. This monograph traces the micro-level responses of teacher educators at five universities experiencing the impact of the restructuring processes with varying degrees of intensity, and selected as representative of the system as a whole.

Format210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages280
ISBN 100-7969-2238-1
ISBN 13978-07969-2238-0
Publish Year2008
RightsWorld Rights

Price:    R 214.00


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PodcastIn this final segment of this podcast series, Dr Glenda Kruss, author of Teacher Education and Institutional Change in South Africa and Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education Curriculum in South Africa (HSRC Press), discusses the restructuring processes that have taken place in a diverse range of teacher education providers, and the complex ways these can and are shaping future conditions.

Duration: 4 min 44 sec

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.

Duration: 5 min 07 sec

An Overview of South African Human Resources Development
An Overview of South African Human Resources Development
Andre Kraak
This book provides an overview of human resources development (HRD) in South Africa. It focuses on the youth labour market, the world of work and the national system of science and innovation. It concludes that South Africa, lacking high, intermediate and low skills, has severe HRD problems which require urgent resolution.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages104
ISBN 100-7969-2042-7
ISBN 13978-07969-2042-3
Publish Year2004

Price:    R 145.00


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Postgraduate student retention and success
Postgraduate student retention and success
A South African case study
Charlton Koen
This monograph is the posthumous publication of the first part of Charlton Koen’s PhD thesis in which he examines the main factors influencing the retention and success of master’s students at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Sadly, he passed away before completing his analysis of the extensive data he had collected, which was to have formed the second part of his doctorate.
Format210mm x 280mm
Pages132
ISBN 100-7969 -2192-X
ISBN 13978-07969-2192-5
Publish Year2007

Price:    R 180.00


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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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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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Prophets and Profits
Prophets and Profits
Managerialism and the restructuring of Jewish schools in South Africa
Chaya Herman
In a compelling blend of narrative history and social analysis, Prophets and Profits contributes to the global literature on educational change by analysing the impact of both managerialism and religious extremism on the restructuring of Jewish community schools in Johannesburg. A landmark study in South Africa, this work is also of international interest because it brings together two divergent yet connected tendencies in current educational transformation. These are the neo-liberal ideologies of the market, manifesting in the application of managerial approaches to school management, and the resurgence of ethnic and religious communities in search of identity. This paradox of globalisation is extremely topical and gains added interest when set against the extraordinary story of transformation in South Africa.
Format210mm x 148mm
Pages336
ISBN 100-7969-2114-8
ISBN 13978-07969-2114-7
Publish Year2005

Price:    R 231.00


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