Knowledge, Curriculum and Qualifications in South African Further Education

Knowledge, Curriculum and Qualifications in South African Further Education

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Overview


Focused on the current situation in South Africa—but equally applicable to those in developed and developing countries—this collection offers a refreshing analysis of economically-driven trends in educational reform and a number of alternative ways to modernize higher education and training programs without turning education into a commodity. The articles also seek to remind policymakers, researchers, and teachers that many students acquire knowledge for its own sake and are not merely focused on achieving qualifications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780796921543
Publisher: Human Sciences Research Council
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author


Michael Young is an emeritus professor of education at the University of London's Institute of Education. Jeanne Gamble is a post-doctoral research fellow in the faculty of humanities at the University of Cape Town.

Table of Contents


List of tables and figures     iv
Acknowledgements     v
Abbreviations and acronyms     vi
Introduction: Setting a context for debates about the senior secondary curriculum   Michael Young   Jeanne Gamble     1
Qualifications and curriculum reform
Problems with qualification reform in senior secondary education in South Africa   Stephanie Matseleng Allais     18
Reforming the Further Education and Training curriculum: An international perspective   Michael Young     46
Knowledge differentiation
Differentiation and progression in the curriculum   Johan Muller     66
Theory and practice in the vocational curriculum   Jeanne Gamble     87
Conceptualising vocational knowledge: Some theoretical considerations   Michael Young     104
Between the workplace and higher education: Making the curriculum
Universities and the shaping of the further Education and Training Certificate   Paula Ensor     126
Vocational knowledge and vocational pedagogy   Michael Barnett     143
Contributors     158
Index     159

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