The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 89 titles
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Education in Retrospect
Policy and implementation since 1990

This book reviews curriculum policy, reform and implementation in South African education. This is an edited compilation of the key presentations and discussions that took place between education policy-makers and researchers at the HSRC-sponsored Round Table in September 2000.

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Format : 168mm x 210mm
Pages : 206
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1988-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1988-5
Publish Year : 2001
Price R 191.00
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Educator Supply and Demand in the South African Public Education System
Integrated report

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Education plays a key role in the development of any society. Responding to the need for empirical evidence on the demand for and supply of public educators in South Africa, the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council-led consortium to conduct nation-wide research on the factors determining educator supply and demand in South African public education system. Growth demand for educators depends on learner enrolments and the learner-educator ratio, while replacement demand for educators depends on employment trends, demographics and attrition (including morbidity and morality). Educator supply depends on a number of factors, such as education graduates, morbidity and morality, and educators returning after a break from the profession.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 140
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2128-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2128-4
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 159.00
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Educator workload in South Africa

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Teachers spend slightly less time on their activities overall, but much less time on teaching than policy requires. There is a serious erosion of instructional time in the majority of schools, but it is worst in rural and semi-rural African schools.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 206
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2151-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2151-2
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 242.00
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Engineers in a Developing Country
The Profession and Education of Engineering Professionals in South Africa

Economic growth in South Africa depends on engineering capacity to provide state-of-the-art, safe infrastructure for service delivery. At the same time the new democracy needs to address transformation. This monograph explores current capacity to address these challenges.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 116
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2262-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2262-5
Publish Year : 2009
Rights : World Rights
Price R 154.00
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Ethical Quandaries
In social research

The book opens up a space of frank discussion about the often unsettling, messy realities of ethical decision-making in the thick of social research. All the contributors write in the first person about personal experiences of research. They expose tensions within professional codes of ethics, as well as a range of dilemmas that arose when personal ethical convictions jostled with disciplinary and institutional ethical imperatives. The book is unique in spanning a range of research scenarios, qualitative and quantitative, across different disciplines, fields of study and institutional settings. The book will be of interest to all social researchers - in universities, NGOs and other applied milieu - working in fields of research structured by hierarchies of difference and conditions of inequality.

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Format : 210mm x 148mm
Pages : 320
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2489-6
Publish Year : January 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 270.00
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Factors Affecting Teaching and Learning in South African Public Schools

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.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 24
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2111-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2111-6
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 98.00
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Finding Place and Keeping Pace
Exploring Meaningful and Equitable Learning in South African Schools

Finding place and keeping pace: exploring meaningful and equitable learning in South African Schools, learning in South African schools, crisis in schools in South Africa, Veerle Dieltiens, Roelien du Toit, Gift Luxomo, Paul Kgobe, Setungoane Letsatsi, Sarah Meny-Gibert, Sarah Meny-Gibert, Shireen Motala, Elvis Ngwenya, Carla Pereira, Symphorosa Rembe, Bev Russell, Yusuf Sayed, Jennifer Shindler, Hamsa Venkat, Samantha Williams

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 240
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2401-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2401-8
Publish Year : 2013
Rights : World Rights
Price R 280.00
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Finding Work
Employment experiences of South African graduates

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.

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Format : 210mm x 280mm
Pages : 48
ISBN 10 : 0 7969 2105 9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2105-5
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 115.00
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Flight of the Flamingos
A study on the mobility of R&D workers

The study on the mobility of Research and Development (R&D) workers aims to address concerns about the sustainability of South Africa's R&D workforce and the perceived negative effects of the 'brain drain'. The final report received a high quality rating from the international reviewer.

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Format : 210mm x 282mm
Pages : 148
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2033-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2033-1
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 184.00
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From School to Higher Education?
Factors affecting the choices of Grade 12 learners

This substantive report is essential reading for those involved in higher education planning and policy-making. Based on responses to a survey done in all nine provinces of South Africa, research focuses on Grade 12 learners' intentions to enter higher education and their choices around institution and field of study.

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Format : 205mm x 280mm
Pages : 172
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2005-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2005-8
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 220.00
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Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education

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.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 36
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2077-X (SCI 1)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2077-5
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 98.00