The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 92 titles
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Debating High Skills and Joined-Up Policy

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.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 72
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2133-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2133-8
Rights : World Rights
Price R 105.00
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Demografie
Handboek vir die Suid-Afrikaanse student

Om die volle betekenis van demografie te begryp is dit nodig om elkeen van die sleutelkonsepte daarin van nader te beskou. Daar word vandag ook dikwels van demografiese terme gebruikgemaak om sekere verskynsels by insekte- en dierebevolkings te beskryf. Demografie is egter in die eerste plek 'n dissipline wat hom besig hou met die studie van menslike bevolkings. Die beskrywings het uitsluitlik op menslike bevolkings betrekking.

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Format : 204mm x 295mm
Pages : 268
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1804-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1804-8
Publish Year : 1997
Price R 191.00
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Demography
Textbook for the South African student

Revised and reprinted several times, this tertiary textbook introduces students to key demographic methods and concepts using South African examples that illustrate a wide range of demographic trends. Emphasising the interrelatedness of economic, social, political, environmental and population variables, this book is an invaluable reference for all students of the science of human populations.

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Format : 200mm x 295mm
Pages : 254
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1880-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1880-2
Publish Year : 1998
Price R 191.00
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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
Ethical  Quandaries

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