1st Edition

Transformation of Higher Education Institutions in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Edited By Chaunda L. Scott, Eunice N. Ivala Copyright 2019
    150 Pages
    by Routledge

    150 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book outlines successful transformation strategies and efforts that have been developed to assist the South African higher education system in moving beyond its post-apartheid state of being. Through case studies authored by South African higher education scholars and scholars affiliated with South African institutions, this book aims to highlight the status of transformation in the South African higher education system; demonstrate the variety of transformation initiatives used in academic institutions across South Africa; and offer recommendations to further advance this transformation. Written for scholars and advanced students of higher education in international settings, this volume aims to support quality research that benefits the demographic composition of South African academics and students, and offers lessons that can inform higher education transformation in similarly multicultural societies.

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    Foreword by Dr Jonathan D. Jansen



    Chapter 1: Moving from Apartheid to a Post-Apartheid State of Being and its Impact on Transforming Higher Education Institutions in South Africa

    Chaunda L. Scott and Eunice N. Ivala

    Theme One: Producing Successful Graduates 

    Chapter 2: Lecturers’ Reflections on Curricular Spider Web Concepts as Transformation Strategies

    Simon Bhekimuzi Khoza

    Chapter 3: Language and Academic Literacies Development at the University of Johannesburg

    Guy R. Mihindou

    Theme Two: Fair Access

    Chapter 4: (UN)trapped? Transformative Voices of Four Black Female ‘Novice' Academics in a South African Higher Education Institution

    Ncamisile P. Mthiyane, Zanele Heavy-Girl Dube-Xaba, Maserole Christina Kgari-Masondo, and Fumane P. Khanare

    Theme Three: Diverse and Multicultural Teaching

    Chapter 5: Is an Agenda for an Inclusivity Framework to Drive Transformation a Possibility or an Idealistic Dream?

    Rita Kizito

    Theme Four: Quality Research

    Chapter 6: Research Supervision Capacity Building: Towards Sustainable Learning Communities of Practice in South African Higher Education Institutions

    Suriamurthee Maistry

    Theme Five: New Institutional Identities

    Chapter 7: Supporting Academic and Social Transformation in a Teacher Education Lecture Room

    Ansurie Pillay

    Chapter 8: Academic Development at the Durban University of Technology: Advancing the Transformation Agenda in Higher Education.

    Thengani Harold Ngwenya

    Theme Six: Additional Policies, Practices and Initiatives

    Chapter 9: Beyond Epistemology: Ontological Transformation in South African Universities

    Lester Brian Shawa

    About the Contributors



    Chaunda L. Scott is an associate professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for the Office of the Dean in the School of Education and Human Services at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, USA.

    Eunice N. Ivala is an associate professor and the coordinator of the Educational Technology Unit at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa.