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Higher Education in Southern Africa has faced unprecedented change over the past few years in Namibia and Mozambique post-colonial systems have had to be shaped against the backdrop of dramatic political and socio-economic developments, while in South Africa a post-apartheid system, which aims to redress pas inequalities and respond to the needs of a democratic society, is emerging. A tale of three countries - a collaborative effort by colleagues from Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa - argues that the heart of Higher education transformation lies in the curriculum. The text moves from in-depth discussions of the theoretical issues at stake, to case studies and actual curriculum transformation efforts in the Social Sciences. It provides an insight into how global questions in Higher Education such as epistemic values, the relation between university and society, modes of knowledge production, academic governance structures, and generic degree outcomes are contextualised in South Africa. Anyone interested in the fast moving debate on universities will find this collection a worthy dialogue partner.
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