"Academic drift" in South African universities of technology: beneficial or detrimental?

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dc.date.accessioned 2007-01-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2023-08-31T01:51:48Z
dc.date.available 2023-08-31T01:51:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6276
dc.description.abstract This article examines the issue of academic drift with reference to South Africa's former technikons. The shift from technikon to university of Technology and the policy issues which surround these changes, have been viewed pejoratively by many commentators and stakeholders in the technikon sector as "academic drift" with several undesirable educational and economic consequences. It is of course too early to determine how history will judge these recent developments. Up until now participants in the academic drift and merger debates have been higher education leaders who have responded in largely defensive ways, viewing "academic drift" pejoratively, and seeking to protect their institutional rung upon the trinary ladder. The analysis in this article will suggest that the recent developments in South Africa, in particular the upgrading of technikons into universities of technology, could constitute a shift to a more enabling educational environment in which the skill needs of the economy and society are more adequately addresses. This will occur only in four limiting conditions facing the universities of technology are addressed. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject EDUCATION REFORM en
dc.subject HIGHER EDUCATION en
dc.title "Academic drift" in South African universities of technology: beneficial or detrimental? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 24(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education, Science and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Perspectives in Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4376 en
dc.PageNumber 135-152 en
dc.outputnumber 2923 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kraak, A. (2006) "Academic drift" in South African universities of technology: beneficial or detrimental?. Perspectives in Education. 24(3):135-152. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6276 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6276 en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kraak, A. en

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