Higher education in South Africa : a scholarly look behind the scenes
CITATION: Bitzer, E. (ed). 2009. Higher Education in South Africa – A scholarly look behind the scenes. Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. doi:10.18820/9781920338183.
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BOOK BLURB: A most stimulating collection of articles on the current state of South African higher education and of scholarly inquiry into key issues of higher education in South Africa, as well as in other parts of the world. There is a considerable richness of ideas, findings, reflections and analyses which should make the book very relevant to informing and inspiring much of the current debate about higher education in South Africa and about priorities in further research on higher education. The coverage of pertinent issues is broad and encompassing, if understandably not altogether complete; it ranges from questions of policy and epistemology to matters of curriculum, governance and professional development, and to frontiers and agendas for further research; one would have wished for more attention to issues of financing and of the relationship between universities and the state, especially as regards university autonomy. While the analyses are competently cognisant of the literature and scholarly debates in higher education internationally, they remain focused on the particular problems of South African higher education and its further development.