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Higher Education Pathways

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Book Series: African Higher Education Dynamics Series ISBN: 9781928331902 9781928331919 9781928331926 Year: Pages: 308 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1920793 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds
Subject: Education
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"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?&#xD;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. &#xD;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.&#xD;This book offers comprehensive contemporary evidence that allows for a fresh engagement with these pressing issues."&#xD;

Re-mapping World Literature. Writing, Book Markets and Epistemologies between Latin America and the Global South / Escrituras, mercados y epistemologías entre América Latina y el Sur Global

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Book Series: Latin American Literatures in the World / Literaturas Latinoamericanas en el Mundo ISSN: 2513-0757 ISBN: 9783110549577 Year: Pages: 326 DOI: 10.1515/9783110549577 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book aims to modify the focus of common center-periphery dynamics of research on World Literature: Using the example of Latin American literatures, this study provides innovative insights into the literary modeling of shared historical experiences, epistemological crosscurrents, and book market processes within the Global South which thus far have received scant attention.

Vietnam’s Post-1975 Agrarian Reforms

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ISBN: 9781760461959 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.22459/VPAR.04.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Law --- Political Science --- Languages and Literatures
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This book investigates why collectivised farming failed in south Vietnam after 1975. Despite the strong will of the new regime to implement collectivisation, the effort was uneven, misapplied and subverted. After only 10 years of trying, the regime annulled the policy. Focusing on two case studies—Quảng Nam province in the Central Coast region and An Giang province in the Mekong Delta—and based on extensive evidence, this study argues that the reasons for variations in implementation and the failure and reversal of the policy were twofold: regional differences and local politics.

Estudios eidéticos

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ISBN: 9789563935325 9789563935325 Year: Pages: 317 DOI: 10.26448/9789563935325/08 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Social Sciences
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&#xD;Its purpose is to publish works that point, in particular, to the studies of thought, in its varied expressions and its connections with realities not properly eidetic: networks, institutionality, intellectual environments, circulation of ideas, among others. It appears after years of redefinition in the South American environment, where people have been articulated that constitute the diverse groups that cultivate this disciplinary field, and where specialists with greater trajectory converge with others who are initiated in these tasks, although already committed in this direction with research and publications. The public to which the Collection is directed is integrated, both by specialists in this field and by people interested in the life of ideas. Some of the issues that most interest the Collection, consist of updating the studies of intellectual history and ideas that have been produced in the South American region and in various disciplinary areas: the eidetic circulation between Chile - and South America - the wide world, theoretical and methodological issues that contribute to the development of this disciplinary field, highlighting those who have cultivated this field, reissuing classic works.

Anchored in Place

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ISBN: 9781928331759 9781928331766 9781928331773 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1479159 Language: English
Publisher: African Minds
Subject: Education --- History --- Migration
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"Tensions in South African universities have traditionally centred around equity (particularly access and affordability), historical legacies (such as apartheid and colonialism), and the shape and structure of the higher education system. What has not received sufficient attention, is the contribution of the university to place-based development.&#xD;This volume is the first in South Africa to engage seriously with the place-based developmental role of universities. In the international literature and policy there has been an increasing integration of the university with place-based development, especially in cities. This volume weighs in on the debate by drawing attention to the place-based roles and agency of South African universities in their local towns and cities. It acknowledges that universities were given specific development roles in regions, homelands and towns under apartheid, and comments on why sub-national, place-based development has not been a key theme in post-apartheid, higher education planning.&#xD;Given the developmental crisis in the country, universities could be expected to play a more constructive and meaningful role in the development of their own precincts, cities and regions. But what should that role be? Is there evidence that this is already occurring in South Africa, despite the lack of a national policy framework? What plans and programmes are in place, and what is needed to expand the development agency of universities at the local level? Who and what might be involved? Where should the focus lie, and who might benefit most, and why? Is there a need perhaps to approach the challenges of college towns, secondary cities and metropolitan centers differently?"&#xD;

The Politics and Governance of Basic Education

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ISBN: 9780198824053 Year: Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Education --- Social Sciences
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Uses cutting edge and multidisciplinary approaches to analyse the politics of service provision and serves as a model for how similar research can be conducted in other countries and sectors - &#xD;An in-depth, microlevel analysis that develops the high-profile South African discourse on the interaction between governance and policy - &#xD;Systematically anchored in innovative thinking on how to achieve gains in politically complex settings

Linkages in South African Economic Development

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631587010 Year: Pages: 212 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics
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How can South Africa diversify its industrial sector so that it is less dependent on mineral exports, increases labour absorption and reduces unemployment? This book sheds more light on the structure of South Africa’s economy, its industrial sector and inter-sectoral linkages by simulating an economic geography model of the vertical linkages type, by testing linkage strength econometrically and by analysing industrial policy’s role in shaping its development path. It finds that linkages did play an important role in industrial development in South Africa, yet they have often been reinforced by policy interventions. Industrial policy is still geared to benefit the sectors close to the country’s mineral endowment, and thus contributes to South Africa‘s lopsided industrial development.

Human and Animal Models for Translational Research on Neurodegeneration: Challenges and Opportunities From South America

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889454945 Year: Pages: 217 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88945-494-5 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Neurology
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Neurodegenerative diseases are the most frequent cause of dementia, representing a burden for public health systems (especially in middle and middle-high income countries). Although most research on this issue is concentrated in first-world centers, growing efforts in South America are affording important breakthroughs. This emerging agenda poses new challenges for the region but also new opportunities for the field. This book aims to integrate the community of experts across the globe and the region, and to establish new challenges and developments for future investigation. We present research focused on neurodegenerative research in South America. We introduce studies assessing the interplay among genetic, neural, and behavioral dimensions of these diseases, as well as articles on vulnerability factors, comparisons of findings from various countries, and works promoting multicenter and collaborative networking. More generally, our book covers a broad scope of human-research approaches (behavioral assessment, neuroimaging, electromagnetic techniques, brain connectivity, peripheral measures), animal methodologies (genetics, epigenetics, proteomics, metabolomics, other molecular biology tools), species (all human and non-human animals, sporadic, and genetic versions), and article types (original research, review, and opinion papers). Through this wide-ranging proposal, we hope to introduce a fresh approach to the challenges and opportunities of research on neurodegeneration in South America.

Ethics Dumping: Case Studies from North-South Research Collaborations

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance ISSN: 2452-0519 ISBN: 9783319647302 9783319647319 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64731-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Grant: University of Central Lancashire
Subject: Philosophy
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This book provides original, up-to-date case studies of “ethics dumping” that were largely facilitated by loopholes in the ethics governance of low and middle-income countries. It is instructive even to experienced researchers since it provides a voice to vulnerable populations from the forementioned countries. Ensuring the ethical conduct of North-South collaborations in research is a process fraught with difficulties. The background conditions under which such collaborations take place include extreme differentials in available income and power, as well as a past history of colonialism, while differences in culture can add a new layer of complications. In this context, up-to-date case studies of unethical conduct are essential for research ethics training.

Translationspolitik für Regional- oder Minderheitensprachen

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Book Series: TRANSÜD. Arbeiten zur Theorie und Praxis des Übersetzens und Dolmetschens ISBN: 9783732905133 9783732994861 Year: Pages: 510 Language: German
Publisher: Frank & Timme
Subject: Science (General) --- Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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A reasonable evolution model is indispensable for the comprehensibility and justification of translation policy decisions. On the one hand, this model should take into account the general objectives of protecting a regional or minority language and, on the other, the findings of translation studies and the best practices of the translation industry. On the basis of these assumptions, the author derives possible lines of development for the various areas of translation policy with the help of the maturity model derived from organisational management. He also develops a comprehensive evaluation procedure: the Translation Policy Metrics Model (TPM). The exemplary implementation of this model is based on the example of the minority region of South Tyrol using two surveys, several personal interviews with leading personalities in the field of translation as well as by examining the existing sources of legislation. Peter Sandrini is a research assistant at the Institute for Translation Studies at the University of Innsbruck. His research focuses on legal translation, translation technology and terminology (www.petersandrini.net).&#xD;

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