In this editorial, I want to join the ongoing discourse on higher education decolonization, and curricular decolonization which has started to garner a new strength in South Africa after #Rhodes Must Fall and #Fees Must Fall. I address three topics, namely, 'Africanized education is a deferred goal; the question, 'what is the colonization of higher education and curricular decolonization; and aspiration for African higher education free from colonization agenda. This editorial is divided into two sections, the first one addresses the editorial topic, “curriculum decolonization: Towards Knowledge, Wisdom and Culture” and second part are papers published in Journal of African Education (JAE) Volume 3 Issue 3.............
This editorial focuses on conundrums that teachers face relative to career pathing in the schooling system in South Africa. It also presents the papers covered in the Journal of African Education (JAE), Volume 2, Issue 2.
Career pathing for teachers within the profession is one of the most neglected areas for research and this complicates the education crisis identified by Spaull, (2013) and Hendriks and Dunn, (2021). This oversight in research has resulted in the teaching profession becoming the last resort in choices to many students entering the university for the first time because teaching is mostly undervalued by society and much neglected by the Department of Basic Education. This is despite the reality that teachers remain in high demand on the labour market and has vast potential to significantly contribute to economic growth. Some research confirms that becoming a teacher is the first step in a career with many possibilities for growth and self-actualisati............
This editorial examines how the challenges of the South African education system lead to low
quality basic education. Secondly, it crystallises the themes in the papers contained in the
Journal of African Education (JAE) volume 3, issue 1. JAE offers African researchers and
scholars space to disseminate education-related research findings.
Employees are important resources to any organisation because they contribute towards the
achievement of organisational goals. Similarly, teachers are important in schools because
they offer education services that allow the country to participate on an equal footing with
other states. Marginalising the teaching fraternity and the schooling system by not providing
adequate and quality educational provisions is tantamount to euthanizing the country’s future.
The picture of South Africa as painted by Natasha Robinson from Oxford University troubles
any responsible citizen and those concerned with the education of the African child............
I would like to present this editorial note that reflects on my personal account of the academic writing journey in higher education. In this reflection, I look back at my journey in entering a new academic writing terrain. I reflect on difficulties of venturing into academic writing, and re-assessing my lived experiences after I found my foot in the academic writing terrain. This editorial also presents the articles presented in the Journal of African Education (JAE), Volume 2, Issue 3.
Part 1: My personal account of my academic writing journey in higher education
As a black South African female academic and researcher, I found it relevant to tell my story, a story to which many black South Africans can relate. In this editorial, I want to reflect on the academic writing deficiencies assailing the black postgraduate South African in higher education. I also propose some viable options that could alleviate their plight. This article is not a replica............
This editorial reports on the influence of vertical articulation on promotion to associate professorship in one rural university in South Africa. The desktop study was conducted, wherein policy documents were analyzed and management practice was examined.
This editorial responds to the main research questions, namely, what is the influence of vertical articulation on promotion to associate professorship in the case university?‟ Three secondary questions were formulated, namely:
•What is the influence of vertical articulation to internal promotion from senior lectureship to associate professorship in the case university?
•How does the promotion policy influence the transition from senior lectureship to associate professorship in the case university?
•What is the practice of management on the application of vertical articulation on internal promotion from senior lectureship to associate professorship in the case uni............
This editorial illuminates our personal accounts and encounters and our reflections on the paper that was read at the Webinar on 'Scholarship, Knowledge Production and Dissemination in Africa's Higher Education System. The Webinar was organised by Adonis Abbey under the leadership of Professor Jideofor Adibe. Although the Webinar was aimed at illuminating the challenges facing African higher education systems, it was also used as a platform to celebrate the 18th year of Adonis Abbey Publishers‘ existence. From this webinar we learned that the Adonis Abbe Publishing Company was founded in 2003, by Prof Jideofor Adibe and some African Scholars who wanted to advance African Scholarship; and create a platform for novice and experienced Africans to disseminate African knowledge across African states. To date, 18 March 2021, the Adonis Abbe Publisher has published many books and houses 14journals.
Dr Kgomotlokoa Linda Thaba-Nkadimene‘s interaction w............
COVID-19 pandemic came at a time when schools and higher education are faced with multiple challenges. Firstly, Emmanuel Eneojo Jacob and Tina Sunday share the challenges related to the provisioning of e-learning spaces in the University of Jos library. Mampuru Philemon Nkadimeng and Kgomotlokoa Linda Thaba-Nkadimene focus on the factors that impede Heads of Departments in committing and executing their instructional leadership roles among selected Limpopo Primary Schools in South Africa. Heritage Moleke avers that the performance of meaningful learning is a challenging task in the South African educational context, especially in this early stage of transitioning from classroom talk arrangements. Moleke focuses on the role of classroom discourse in the initiation of the learners’ sense of belonging in the transitional stage of English language learning. Maletšema Ruth Emsley and Kgomotlokoa Linda Thaba-Nkadimene examine the problem of inadequacies in moderation of sc............