South African Higher Education Reviewed - Two Decades of Democracy

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Council on Higher Education (CHE)
May, 2016
Council on Higher Education (CHE)

 

South African Higher Education Reviewed: Two decades of democracy

Higher Education Reviewed is a new CHE publication that collates and presents the analysis of a number of important trends and developments in higher education in South Africa undertaken by eight task teams focusing on specific aspects of the sector. The canvas spans the two decades since the dawn of democracy in South Africa and the adoption of the South African constitution in 1996. The first chapter of the 400-page book provides an overview of developments in the sector within a broad national context, and references international trends in higher education, while the seven other chapters hone in on Regulation, Governance, Teaching and Learning, Research, Community Engagement, Academic Staffing and Funding.

The intention of this publication is to provide the reader with a broad overview of the main trends and developments related to different aspects of higher education over the period reviewed, and to stimulate further debate and research towards informing future policy developments aimed at the transformation and quality enhancement of our higher education system.