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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
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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
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Government Incentivisation of Higher Education-Industry Research Partnerships in South Africa. An Audit of THRIP and the Innovation Fund
Working Partnerships: Higher Education, Industry and Innovation

This research monograph is part of a series that explores the ways in which South African higher education and industry have formed research partnerships in response to global trends and national policy imperatives. The series examines these partnerships in relation to knowledge production, enterprise productivity and innovation in biotechnology, ICT and new materials development.

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Format : 208mm x 289mm
Pages : 182
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2038-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2038-6
Publish Year : 2003
Price R 209.00
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Higher education and work
Setting a new research agenda

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 Africas scientific labour force.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 62
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2118-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2118-5
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 105.00
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Human Resources Development Review 2003
Education, employment and skills in South Africa

The first in a series of triennial reviews, this study gives a comprehensive assessment of human resource and development trends in South Africa. Along with its companion web-based data warehouse, it is an invaluable, user-friendly resource for policy-makers, planners, managers and educators at both national and institutional levels.

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Format : 215mm x 300mm
Pages : 740
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2049-4
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2049-2
Publish Year : 2003
Price R 495.00
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Human Resources Development Review 2008
Education, Employment and Skills in South Africa

Through 25 chapters authored by some of the leading researchers in the field, Human Resources Development Review 2008 provides an extensive overview of the contextual factors driving human resources development in South Africa. A key theme throughout the volume is the importance of a multi-faceted skills development strategy operating at three levels.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 640
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2203-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2203-8
Publish Year : 2007
Rights : World Rights
Price R 395.00