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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Chapter 1: Introduction - 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: What strategies are being utilized or could be utilized in institutions of higher learning in South Africa to produce graduates at the undergraduate, master’s and doctorate levels with the knowledge, skills and abilities to contribute successfully in the industry, the community and globally?
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
Theme Two: What strategies are being utilized or could be utilized in institutions of higher learning in South Africa to guarantee fair access to qualified individuals in management, staffing and student recruitment from all cultural backgrounds?
Chapter 4: (Un) Trapped? Transformative Voices of Four Black Female ‘Novice Academics’ in a South African Higher Education Institution
Theme Three: What approaches are being utilized or could be utilized by South African higher education institutions to create and advance diverse and multicultural teaching practices and programming?
Chapter 5: Is an Agenda for an Inclusivity Framework to Drive Transformation a Possibility or an Idealistic Dream?
Theme Four: What strategies have been introduced or could be introduced in South African higher education institutions to create and advance support for quality research and teaching that benefits the demographic composition of South African academics and students, and the needs of the South African multicultural society?
Chapter 6: Research Supervision Capacity Building: Towards Sustainable Learning Communities of Practice in South African Higher Education Institutions
Theme Five: What new institutional identities have been developed or could be developed by merged and non-merged higher education institutions in South Africa to rise above preceding apartheid injustices?
Chapter 7: Supporting Academic and Social Transformation in a Teacher Education Lecture Room
Chapter 8: Academic Development at the Durban University of Technology: Advancing the Transformation Agenda in Higher Education.
Theme Six: What additional policies, practices and initiatives would be beneficial in further advancing the transformation of higher education institutions in post-apartheid South Africa?
Chapter 9: Beyond Epistemology: Ontological Transformation in South African Universities