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Beyond Bencmarks

Beyond Benchmarks
What twenty years of TIMSS data tell us about South African education

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 Africas developmental pathway and to recommend what evidence based interventions can be considered as the next realistic steps in South Africas educational development.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 54
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2470-4
Publish Year : March 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 70.00
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Books and Babies
Pregnancy and young parents in schools

Being pregnant and a young parent in South African schools is not easy. Books and Babies examines why this is the case. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research conducted in secondary schools in Durban and Cape Town, the book explores how teachers and principals respond to the presence of pregnant learners and young parents in school, and surveys the attitudes of fellow learners towards them. Interviews with the young parents themselves yield rich narratives which, accompanied by a visual essay, invite the reader into their lives as they confront the demands of pregnancy, parenting and school. Books and Babies provides a finely textured analysis of these demands and shows the ongoing need to challenge the unequal and gendered load of pregnancy and parenting, both in schools and the broader social context.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 256
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2365-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2365-3
Publish Year : 2012
Rights : World Rights
Price R 295.00
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The Business of Higher Education
A study of public-private partnerships in the provision of higher education in South Africa

This monograph, based on an empirical study of the public-private partnerships that existed between 2002 and early 2003, offers the first compelling account of a hitherto under-researched phenomenon in higher education provision in South Africa.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 112
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2092-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2092-8
Publish Year : 2005
Rights : World Rights
Price R 159.00
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Changing Artisanal Identity and Status
The unfolding South African story

Discussions around the increase in number and improved quality of artisans have been widely supported. There is, however, a need for the notion of artisan is to be interrogated. This compelling study does this by exploring two focus trades in the manufacturing sector in South Africa and evaluating the changes to artisan identity and status.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 128
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2492-6
Publish Year : January 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 290.00
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Changing Class
Education and social change in post-apartheid South Africa

In the post-1994 period, some of the most visible and dramatic movement has happened in the field of education and education policy. This broad-ranging compilation brings together a vibrant and compelling set of studies which tackle key education issues. Leading scholars and exciting new writers offer a frank and challenging review of issues such as school integration, private schooling, language policy, curriculum development, assessment, teacher education, and unions and adult basic education.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 464
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2052-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2052-2
Publish Year : 2004
Rights : World Rights
Price R 253.00
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Changing Modes
New knowledge production and its implications for higher education in South Africa

Recommended reading for all higher education practitioners, this book examines the development of post-apartheid policies in higher education and training and science and technology. The author explores the massification, democratisation and commercialisation of higher education world-wide and considers the influence of the 'Mode Two' knowledge debate on South African tertiary institutions.

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Format : 145mm x 205mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 199
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1960-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1960-1
Publish Year : 2000
Rights : World Rights
Price R 133.00
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Chasing Credentials and Mobility
Private higher education in South Africa

Contributing to the debate on private higher education in South Africa, this book examines the history of and demand for private higher education and analyses the financing and governance of private higher education institutions. It is essential reading for anyone involved in private higher education.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 164
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2039-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2039-3
Publish Year : 2004
Rights : World Rights
Price R 195.00
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Community, self and identity
Educating South African university students for citizenship

Education in South Africa is in crisis. Low literacy and numeracy rates, poor discipline, and a sense of despair pervade the education landscape. At the same time, educators are called upon to achieve more, with universities tasked to produce graduates capable of exercising responsible and reflective citizenship in a competitive and globalising world. However, universities face very complex demands and resource constraints. In this sobering context, this book provides an opportunity to learn from a bold experiment in teaching and learning taking place across two very different South African universities, one historically black, and one historically white and Afrikaans.

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Format : 235mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 224
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2398-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2398-1
Publish Year : 2013
Rights : World Rights
Price R 250.00
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Conceptions of Social Inquiry

The academic contributors to this compilation scrutinise the varoius approaches to social inquiry and provide an overview of the critical assessments of that particular conception. This book is indispensable for students, lectures and researchers who want tp follow and contribute to the debate on the social sciences

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Format : 150mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 358
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1417-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1417-0
Publish Year : 1993
Rights : World Rights
Price R 350.00
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Creating Knowledge Networks
Working Partnerships in Higher Education, Industry and Innovation

The new science and technology framework has challenged higher education institutions in South Africa to create research partnerships with industry, to contribute to growing a national system of innovation. Through detailed case studies, this monograph explores how one new organisational form typical of the knowledge society, the network, is currently being created in practice, in all its complex and contingent reality, in three high technology fields. It is the third volume in the Working Partnerships: Higher Education, Industry and Innovation series.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 168
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2132-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2132-1
Publish Year : 2006
Rights : World Rights
Price R 170.00