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Higher education and the substantiation of democracy in South Africa

Luescher, Thierry

Abstract:

The Task Team on Government Involvement in, and Regulation of, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom (HEIAAF) was established in 2005 by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) to investigate independently the past decade of regulation of South African higher education by government and other agencies, and to promote debate on conceptions of autonomy, academic freedom and accountability in general and in the context of higher education transformation.

The Task Team was established amid concerns and claims by some that the nature of government involvement in South African higher education was in danger of moving from ‘state steering’ to ‘state interference’. The CHE believed that it was important to undertake a sober and rigorous investigation of the issues, so giving effect to the CHE’s responsibilities to advise the Minister of Education, to monitor and evaluate higher education, and to contribute to higher education development.

 

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Document Title: Higher education and the substantiation of democracy in South Africa
Project Title: Task Team on Government Involvement in, and Regulation of, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom (HEIAAF)
Institution: Council on Higher Education (CHE)
City and Country: Pretoria, South Africa


Date:2007
Document Type:Research Report (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:National Systems and Comparative Studies
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Higher Education and the State, State Intervention, Government, South Africa, Academic Freedom, Democracy


File Size:279 KB
Rights:CHE
Additional information:Report on the Research Seminar of the HEIAAF Task Team Held at Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Johannesburg
Date Added:11 March 2011


Luescher, Thierry (2007). Higher education and the substantiation of democracy in South Africa