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dc.contributor.editorAshwin, Paul
dc.contributor.editorCase, Jennifer M
dc.date.submitted2018-11-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2019-04-30 13:22:51
dc.identifierOCN: 1083023436
dc.description.abstract"In what ways does access to undergraduate education have a transformative impact on people and societies? What conditions are required for this impact to occur? What are the pathways from an undergraduate education to the public good, including inclusive economic development? These questions have particular resonance in the South African higher education context, which is attempting to tackle the challenges of widening access and improving completion rates in in a system in which the segregations of the apartheid years are still apparent. Higher education is recognised in core legislation as having a distinctive and crucial role in building post-apartheid society. Undergraduate education is seen as central to addressing skills shortages in South Africa and is also seen to yield significant social returns, including a consistent positive impact on societal institutions and the development of a range of capabilities that have public, as well as private, benefits. However, the precise extent and nature of these impacts remain unclear, particularly in light of contemporary global, social and economic challenges. This book offers comprehensive contemporary evidence that allows for a fresh engagement with these pressing issues."
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAfrican Higher Education Dynamics Series
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNA Philosophy & theory of education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNM Higher & further education, tertiary education::JNMN Universities
dc.subject.otherSouth Africa
dc.subject.otherpublic good
dc.titleHigher Education Pathways
dc.title.alternativeSouth African Undegraduate Education and the Public Good
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameAfrican Minds
oapen.relation.isbn9781928331919; 9781928331926
oapen.place.publicationCape Town
dc.notes2018-12-12 12:10:28, Funder name: Economic Social Research Council UK, National Research Foundation South Africa Funder Programme: Newton Fund Pathways to Personal and Public Good: Understanding access to, student experiences of, and outcomes from South African undergraduate higher education Grant number: ES/N009894/1, UID98365

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