Found 417 titles
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
Bikopil

Biko
Philosophy, Identity and Liberation

2351

Biko was not only considered a ‘brilliant political theorist’, but is also considered ‘a formidable and articulate philosopher’. Biko was not simply and merely a philosopher in the manner in which Immanuel Kant was a philosopher, but a philosopher of a special kind, an important Africana existential philosopher. From Biko’s writings, speeches and interviews, Mabogo More’s view is that, philosophy is not a disembodied system of ideas nor is it a mechanical reflection about the world; rather, it is a way of existing and acting. To be a philosopher, especially an Africana existential philosopher, is not just to hold certain views, it is a way of perceiving and a way of being in the world, what Biko himself describes as ‘a way of life’. This important perspective on Biko would be of value to many Africana philosophers of existence, African philosophers, political and social thinkers, social scientists, psychologists, cultural critics, political activists, students, critical race theorists and anyone interested in the ideas that Biko presents.

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Format : 235mm x 168mm
Pages : 320
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2571-8
Publish Year : September 2017
Rights : World Rights
Price R 220.00
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Black Composers of Southern Africa

1935
This publication contains details of a new generation of composers. The book provides information on 318 composers and as such is a standard reference work on local composers.

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Format : 235mm x 177mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 122
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1252-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1252-7
Publish Year : 1992
Rights : World Rights
Price R 115.00
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Black Student Politics, Higher Education & Apartheid
From SASO to SANSCO, 1968-1990

This book presents an historical analysis of the role that student political organisations played in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The author examines two black student organisations and analyses their ideologies and organisation as well as the intellectual, political and social factors that shaped their activities.

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Format : 145mm x 205mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 416
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1896-1
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1896-3
Publish Year : 1999
Rights : World Rights
Price R 248.00
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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
Broadcasting

Broadcasting Democracy
Radio and Identity in South Africa

The media play a key role in post-apartheid South Africa and is often positioned at the centre of debates around politics, identity and culture. Media, such as radio, are often said to also play a role in deepening democracy, while simultaneously holding the power to frame political events, shape public discourse and impact citizens’ perceptions of reality. Broadcasting Democracy: Radio and Identity in South Africa provides an exciting look into the diverse world of South African radio, exploring how various radio formats and stations play a role in constructing post-apartheid identities. At the centre of the book is the argument that various types of radio stations represent autonomous systems of cultural activity, and are ‘consumed’ as such by listeners. In this sense, it argues that South African radio is ‘broadcasting democracy’. Broadcasting Democracy will be of interest to media scholars and radio listeners alike.

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Format : 198mm x 148mm
Pages : 184
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2542-8
Publish Year : November 2017
Rights : World Rights
Price R 180.00
Broadcastingthe Pandemic

Broadcasting the Pandemic

Broadcasting the Pandemic tells the story of a South African television show, Beat It! Created during the aspirational years of the political transition in which the broadcast media were poised to democratize the airwaves, Beat It! was first screened on public television in 1999 and developed into one of the most powerful health education initiatives in contemporary history. Broadcasting the Pandemic traces the shows evolution, exploring how Beat It! used the medium of television to inform its viewers about HIV at a time of increasingly rapid infection rates, but in which government education and treatment campaigns were largely absent.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 236
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2449-0
Publish Year : March 2014
Rights : World Rights
Price R 220.00
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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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Capital Cities in Africa
Power and powerlessness

2284

Capital cities today remain central to both nations and states. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as well, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and privilege. For these reasons capitals simultaneously become centres of 'counter-power', locations of high-stakes struggles between the government and the opposition.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 264
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2350-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2350-9
Publish Year : 2011
Price R 250.00