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Your First Year Of Varsity - A Survival Guide For University And College (Paperback): Shelagh Foster, Lehlohonolo Mofokeng Your First Year Of Varsity - A Survival Guide For University And College (Paperback)
Shelagh Foster, Lehlohonolo Mofokeng
R190 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R21 (11%) In stock

Essential reading for matriculants, first year university and college students – and their parents!

Your First Year Of Varsity talks directly to Grade 12 learners and first year university and college students who arrive at their place of higher education filled with hopes, expectations, fears and dreams; yet with little understanding of what this new world means and how to adapt, grow – and graduate.

The book addresses all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and cultural shifts that will turn an undergraduate into a viable part of higher education life. Foster and Mofokeng have written the book in plain English and it is accessible to anyone who can read a magazine or newspaper. An empathetic, no-nonsense and practical guide to understanding the cultural and academic divide between high school and college or university.

Being At Home - Race, Institutional Culture And Transformation At South African Higher Education Institutions (Paperback):... Being At Home - Race, Institutional Culture And Transformation At South African Higher Education Institutions (Paperback)
Pedro Tabensky, Sally Matthews 1
R320 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R26 (8%) In stock

Being At Home stimulates careful conversation about some of the most pressing issues facing higher education institutions in South Africa today - race, transformation and institutional culture.

While there are many reasons to be despondent about the current state of affairs in the South African tertiary sector, this collection is intended as an invitation for the reader to see these problems as opportunities for rethinking the very idea of what it is to be a university in contemporary South Africa. It is also, more generally, an invitation for us to think about what it is that the intellectual project should ultimately be about, and to question certain prevalent trends that affect - or, perhaps, infect - the current global academic system.

This book will be of interest to all those who are concerned about the state of the contemporary university, both in South Africa and beyond.

Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback): Malcolm Ray Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback)
Malcolm Ray; Foreword by Vuyo Jack 2
R320 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R26 (8%) In stock

Free Fall recounts how and why the present education crisis has become the leading cause for black university students in South Africa. Probing deep beneath the surface of the crisis, the book reveals uncomfortable truths about colonial- and apartheid-era education, and traces the tangled web of connections between foreign and South African business interests, the apartheid government, and the role of universities in propping up a white elite and co-opting a subservient black class to their cause.

It brings to life the people and ideas that, over a century-and-a-half, have created a perfect storm for the present crisis in South African higher education. Malcolm Ray combines intellectual rigour with the intimacy of narrative non-fiction, introducing readers to the main protagonists since the end of slavery in 1834, through the rise of missionary education as an instrument of indoctrinating and subjugating black people, and into the apartheid era. Beyond apartheid, the book details how policy blunders by the democratic government since 1994 have conspired with the past to fuel South Africa’s slide into increasing economic and social disarray.

It is the story of the failure of South Africa's democratic government to deal with major fault lines fissuring higher education, and the circumstances that led to the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements. The book ends on a high note, answering the question: ‘What now?’ This book aims to be the beginning of the solution.

Fees Must Fall - Student Revolt, Decolonisation And Governance In South Africa (Paperback): Susan Booysen Fees Must Fall - Student Revolt, Decolonisation And Governance In South Africa (Paperback)
Susan Booysen 1
R350 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R31 (9%) In stock

#FeesMustFall, the student revolt that began in October 2015, was an uprising against lack of access to, and financial exclusion from, higher education in South Africa. More broadly, it radically questioned the socio-political dispensation resulting from the 1994 social pact between big business, the ruling elite and the liberation movement.

The 2015 revolt links to national and international youth struggles of the recent past and is informed by Black Consciousness politics and social movements of the international Left. Yet, its objectives are more complex than those of earlier struggles. The student movement has challenged the hierarchical, top-down leadership system of university management and it’s ‘double speak’ of professing to act in workers’ and students’ interests yet enforce a regressive system for control and governance. University managements, while one one level amenable to change, have also co-opted students into their ranks to create co-responsibility for the highly bureaucratised university financial aid that stand in the way of their social revolution.

This book maps the contours of student discontent a year after the start of the #FeesMustFall revolt. Student voices dissect coloniality, improper compromises by the founders of democratic South Africa, feminism, worker rights and meaningful education. In-depth assessments by prominent scholars reflect on the complexities of student activism, its impact on national and university governance, and offer provocative analyses of the power of the revolt.

Students Must Rise - Youth Struggle In South Africa Before And Beyond Soweto '76 (Paperback): Anne Heffernan, Noor... Students Must Rise - Youth Struggle In South Africa Before And Beyond Soweto '76 (Paperback)
Anne Heffernan, Noor Nieftagodien 1
R250 R231 Discovery Miles 2 310 Save R19 (8%) In stock

The Soweto Student Uprising of 1976 was a decisive moment in the struggle against apartheid. It marked the expansion of political activism to a new generation of young activists, but beyond that it inscribed the role that young people of subsequent generations could play in their country's future.

Since that momentous time, students have held a special place in the collective imaginary of South African history. Drawing on research and writing by leading scholars and prominent activists, Students Must Rise takes Soweto '76 as its pivot point, but looks at student and youth activism in South Africa more broadly by considering what happened before and beyond the Soweto moment. Early chapters assess the impact of the anti-pass campaigns of the 1950s, of political ideologies like Black Consciousness as well as of religion and culture in fostering political consciousness and organisation among youth and students in townships and rural areas. Later chapters explore the wide-reaching impact of June 16th itself for student organisation over the next two decades across the country. Two final chapters consider contemporary student-based political movements, including #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall, and historically root these in the long and rich tradition of student activism in South Africa.

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1976 June 16th uprisings. This book rethinks the conventional narrative of youth and student activism in South Africa by placing that most famous of moments - the 1976 students' uprising in Soweto - in a deeper historical and geographic context.

Leading For Change - Race, Intimacy And Leadership On Divided University Campuses (Paperback): Jonathan Jansen Leading For Change - Race, Intimacy And Leadership On Divided University Campuses (Paperback)
Jonathan Jansen
R365 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R55 (15%) Within 4 - 8 working days

This book offers new theoretical ground for thinking about, and transforming, leadership and higher education worldwide. Through an examination of the construct of intimacy and ‘nearness’, including emotional, spiritual, psychic, intellectual, and physical closeness, Jonathan Jansen demonstrates its power to influence positive leadership in young people. He argues that sensory leadership, which includes but extends beyond the power of touch, represents a fresh and effective approach to progressive transformation of long divided institutions.

Considering richly textured narratives, chapters explore complex intimacies among Black and White university students in South Africa, post-apartheid and in the aftermath of a major racial atrocity. The stories reveal the students’ transformation in the process of ‘leadership for change’, interweaving concepts of racism, human relationships and intimacy, and in turn expanding the knowledge base of social and institutional improvement. This book explores how, when different kinds of nearness come together in leadership change, young people respond in ways that would not be possible through conventional instruments such as policy, legislation and the appeal to moral sensibilities alone.

Leading For Change will be critical reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of education, educational justice, higher education, educational leadership and change, social and/or racial justice. This book will also be of interest to those working in the fields of anthropology, social psychology, and South African contemporary politics, policy and institutional practices.

Creative Schools - Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up (Paperback): Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica Creative Schools - Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up (Paperback)
Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica 1
R225 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R47 (21%) Within 6 - 13 working days

From the international bestselling author of The Element, Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education. In this inspiring, empowering book, he sets out a new vision for how education can be transformed to enable all young people to flourish.

Filled with practical examples and groundbreaking research, it will inspire the change our children urgently need.

Research in Education - Evidence-Based Inquiry (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): James H. McMillan, Sally... Research in Education - Evidence-Based Inquiry (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
James H. McMillan, Sally Schumacher 1
R1,087 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R257 (24%) In stock

This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.

Educational Psychology - (UNISA Custom Edition) (Paperback, 12th): Anita Woolfolk Educational Psychology - (UNISA Custom Edition) (Paperback, 12th)
Anita Woolfolk
R525 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R111 (21%) In stock

The 12th Edition of Educational Psychology maintains the lucid, jargon-free writing style for which the author is renowned, combined with a clear emphasis on educational psychology's practical relevance for teachers and students in classrooms.

Written to look at teaching from the student’s perspective and how students learn and retain information, the new edition continues to emphasize the educational implications and applications of research on child development, cognitive science, learning, motivation, teaching, assessment. It adds expanded coverage of the brain and neuroscience, the impact of technology, student diversity.

This text, known for its state of the art presentation of the field of educational psychology, is exceptionally applied and replete with examples, lesson segments, case studies, and practical ideas from experienced teachers.

Bully Proof (Paperback): Gail Dore Bully Proof (Paperback)
Gail Dore
R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Every day, thousands of South African children go to school filled with terror because they know they’re going to be bullied. Children who are targeted by bullies are at enormous risk, yet many parents don’t know why it is happening to their child, or what to do about it.

Bully Proof looks at every aspect of bullying, from name-calling, taunting and rumour-mongering to physical assault, and examines why and how bullies behave the way they do, and what can be done to help them and their victims. The more we understand bullying behaviour, the better we can address the underlying causes and put effective controls in place.

Studies have shown that the 'whole school' approach, involving pupils, teachers and parents, is by far the most effective method of reducing incidents of bullying, as well as limiting the potential for future incidents. Implementing an effective anti-bullying campaign is not just about changing the behaviour of a few maladjusted children; it is about changing the philosophy of the entire school.Using a step-by-step approach, this book provides educators, parents, counsellors and children with the tools they need to develop a successful anti-bullying programme.

Beginnings and Beyond - Foundations in Early Childhood Education (Paperback, International ed of 9th Revised ed): Ann Gordon,... Beginnings and Beyond - Foundations in Early Childhood Education (Paperback, International ed of 9th Revised ed)
Ann Gordon, Kathryn Williams Browne
R613 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R82 (13%) In stock

The primary strength of BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND, 9E, International Edition is its blend of simplicity and depth. In a clear and easy-to-understand style, the book's five sections lay out basic questions any student of early childhood education would want answered. At the same time, the chapters present key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) are woven throughout the text and highlighted by a new boxed feature. Diversity and development are also integrated throughout and highlighted with a new boxed feature, enabling readers to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. Every chapter has a new interactive feature focused on how brain-based research is connected to development. Intentional teaching is another new strand highlighted by a new Teaching with Intention feature in each chapter. Through its tone, numerous visuals, and carefully crafted pedagogy, BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND, 9E, International Edition is accessible to and respectful of readers with a range of abilities and learning styles.

Careers - An Organisational Perspective (Paperback, 5th edition): A.M.G. Schreuder, M. Coetzee Careers - An Organisational Perspective (Paperback, 5th edition)
A.M.G. Schreuder, M. Coetzee
R525 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R115 (22%) In stock

The fifth edition of this market-leading textbook on careers in the organisational context retains its popular blend of theory, classical and contemporary research, application activities and real-life case scenarios that represent the diverse population groups of South Africa. The fifth edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the changes in the knowledge-based and technology-driven 21st century workplace.

Kensuke's Kingdom (Paperback): Michael Morpurgo Kensuke's Kingdom (Paperback)
Michael Morpurgo 1
R120 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R28 (23%) In stock

When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.

Academic Literacy (Paperback, 2nd ed): L. Beekman, C. Dube, H. Potgieter, J. Underhill Academic Literacy (Paperback, 2nd ed)
L. Beekman, C. Dube, H. Potgieter, J. Underhill
R189 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R36 (19%) In stock

Academic literacy is an essential tool to support the achievement of academic goals which in turn will lead to the accomplishment of personal and career goals. Academic literacy covers all the necessary academic skills and competencies for constructive and successful study. Not only is the focus on reading, writing, listening and verbal communication, but also on developing your thinking skills, possibly the core skill needed at this level of study. Other skills that the learner will be exposed to are: Understanding and engaging in academic study; developing vocabulary; reading for study purposes; argument; paraphrasing and summarising; writing paragraphs; assignment writing, and examination skills. Academic literacy will assist you in coping with the reading and writing demands of further and higher education. You will also be guided to be more knowledgeable about yourself, your aspirations, career goals, and how to manage your time and stress more effectively.

Career Counselling And Guidance In The Workplace - A Manual For Career Development Practitioners (Paperback, 3rd ed): M.... Career Counselling And Guidance In The Workplace - A Manual For Career Development Practitioners (Paperback, 3rd ed)
M. Coetzee, H. Roythorne-Jacobs, C. Mensele
R435 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R91 (21%) In stock

Career Counselling And Guidance In The Workplace: A Manual For Career Development Practitioners gives a comprehensive overview of career counselling and guidance services, practices, tools and techniques for career development practitioners in South Africa. The third edition of this leading textbook has been extensively updated to reflect research and theory in career development theory and intervention that apply to the 21st Century organisational context.

Contents Include:

  • Introduction to career counselling and guidance in the workplace;
  • The psychology of career behaviour: key career concepts that form the foundational basis for career diagnostic activities and assessment interpretation;
  • The career counselling and guidance process, including quantitative and qualitative career assessment diagnostics;
  • Classical and emergent postmodern career theories, a Diagnostic Framework of Career Services, and career counselling tools and techniques; and
  • Competency profile and professional development of the career counsellor, training and credential issues, professional ethics and practice management.
I Am Because You Are - How The Spirit Of Ubuntu Inspired An Unlikely Friendship And Transformed A Community (Paperback): Jacob... I Am Because You Are - How The Spirit Of Ubuntu Inspired An Unlikely Friendship And Transformed A Community (Paperback)
Jacob Lief, Andrea Thompson; Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
R273 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R55 (20%) In stock

I Am Because You Are is the story of a college student who got motivated, challenged the status quo, and started a movement.

In 1999, Teach For America and City Year weren’t yet popular post­graduate options, and no one talked about social entrepreneurship as a career path. But when Jacob Lief, a 21­year­old college student, traveled to a post­apartheid South Africa, he was compelled to action.

Inspired by the spirit of ubuntu, roughly translated as “My humanity is bound with yours,” Lief moved to South Africa and, with a dedicated team, formed the Ubuntu Education Fund.

Practising Education, Training and Development in South African Organisations (Paperback, 2nd): M. Coetzee, J. Botha, J. Kiley,... Practising Education, Training and Development in South African Organisations (Paperback, 2nd)
M. Coetzee, J. Botha, J. Kiley, K. Truman, M.C. Tshilongamulenzhe 1
R659 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R160 (24%) In stock

This second edition addresses the evolving skills development landscape, which has profound implications for training and development in the workplace.

It offers a sound theoretical and practical framework for both experienced professionals and those new to the outcomes-based, occupation-directed and work-based approach to workplace learning design.

Nuwe Alles-in-Een Voorskoolse Aktiwiteitsboek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Mart Meij, Rina Erasmus, Amorie Van Straaten Nuwe Alles-in-Een Voorskoolse Aktiwiteitsboek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Mart Meij, Rina Erasmus, Amorie Van Straaten
R96 Discovery Miles 960 Within 20 - 25 working days

Die nuwe alles-in-een Voorskoolse Aktiwiteitsboek is saamgestel om ouers /opvoeders/praktisyne/versorgers te help wat hul kinders ’n voorsprong wil gee. Hierdie aktiwiteitsboek is saamgestel volgens NKV. Verskaf aktiwiteite wat praktiese vaardighede ontwikkel. sluit Vroee leer- en ontwikkelingareas (ELDAs) in. Help kleuters/jong kinders ontwikkeling aan. Moedig kreatiwiteit & kleinspierontwikkeling aan. Sluit 2D- & 3D-aktiwiteite in.

New All-in-One Activity Book for Pre-Schoolers (Paperback): Mart Meij, Rina Erasmus New All-in-One Activity Book for Pre-Schoolers (Paperback)
Mart Meij, Rina Erasmus
R96 Discovery Miles 960 Within 20 - 25 working days

Die nuwe alles-in-een Voorskoolse Aktiwiteitsboek is saamgestel om ouers /opvoeders/praktisyne/versorgers te help wat hul kinders ’n voorsprong wil gee. Hierdie aktiwiteitsboek is saamgestel volgens NCF vir kinders van geboorte to vier jaar. Verskaf aktiwiteite wat praktiese vaardighede ontwikkel. Sluit Vroee leer- en ontwikkelingareas (ELDA’s) in. Help kleuters/jong kinders ontwikkeling aan. Moedig kreatiwiteit & kleinspierontwikkeling aan. Sluit 2D- & 3D-aktiwiteite in.

CSET Foundational-Level General Science Exam Secrets Study Guide - CSET Test Review for the California Subject Examinations for... CSET Foundational-Level General Science Exam Secrets Study Guide - CSET Test Review for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (Paperback)
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R1,044 R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Save R227 (22%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Ftce Prekindergarten/Primary Pk-3 Secrets Study Guide - Ftce Test Review for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations... Ftce Prekindergarten/Primary Pk-3 Secrets Study Guide - Ftce Test Review for the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (Paperback)
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R1,032 R805 Discovery Miles 8 050 Save R227 (22%) Within 7 - 15 working days
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CSET Social Science Exam Secrets Study Guide - CSET Test Review for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers... CSET Social Science Exam Secrets Study Guide - CSET Test Review for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (Paperback)
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