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1st Edition

Transformation of Higher Education Institutions in Post-Apartheid South Africa

ISBN 9780367670252
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
150 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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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


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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.