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Curriculum responses to a changing national and global environment in an African context

Ekong, Donald; Cloete, Nico

Abstract:

Across the world there is concern that higher education systems and institutions should be responsive to the changes that are taking place in society in virtually every country. The concern to adapt higher education to changing needs has resulted in a variety of reform programmes. The authors cite the example of South Africa where a framework for the transformation of higher education has been recommended . This transformation has major implications for the curriculum of higher education institutions in terms of the " content and process of learning".  The assumption is that higher education institutions themselves should draw on the creativity of their academic communities to design and deliver programmes in response to this framework.  Higher education institutions should review what their programmes offer to give students the learning experience that will achieve the educational objectives and social goals intended.  

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Chapter Title: Curriculum responses to a changing national and global environment in an African context
City: Cape Town, South Africa
Publisher: Maskew Miller Longman


Date:1997
Document Type:Chapter in Book (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:South Africa
Keywords:South Africa, Higher Education Institutions HEI s, Post Apartheid, Transformation of higher education, Curriculum Changes, Curriculum Reform, State and Higher Education, Globalisation and Higher Education, Student Learning


File Size:105 KB
Rights:Permission to reproduce the chapter was granted by Maskew Miller Longman
Date Added:01 March 2007


Ekong, Donald; Cloete, Nico (1997). Curriculum responses to a changing national and global environment in an African context. In N Cloete, J Muller, M W Makgoba, D Ekong ( eds ) , Knowledge, identity and curriculum transformation in Africa. Cape Town, South Africa: Maskew Miller Longman, 3-12