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Chaya Herman

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Prof Chaya Herman is associate professor in the Department of Education Management and Policy Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria. Her main areas of research are doctoral education in South Africa, higher education policy and qualitative research methodology. In 2009, Chaya was commissioned by the Academy of Science for South Africa (ASSAf) to conduct a …

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Melanie Walker

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Dr. Melanie Walker is a prominent South African scholar who has been working as Professor of Higher Education Studies at the  University of Nottingham in the UK, where she been Director of Postgraduate Students and a Director of Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She will join the University of the Free State in February 2012 as Senior University …

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It takes a global village to develop the next generation of PhDs and postdoctoral fellows

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Preparing the next generation of PhDs to function successfully and contribute to the global world currently and in the future requires broadening the conceptual approaches to doctoral education beyond the apprenticeship model to a community of practice. It also requires coordinated efforts of many levels within and beyond a university. This next generation of researchers must acquire traditional academic research …

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What We Know about the Dramatic Increase in PhD Degrees and the Reform of Doctoral Education Worldwide: Implications for South Africa

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Theories of the “knowledge economy” view knowledge, and particularly new knowledge, as a critical resource to enhance a nation’s economic growth. Governments around the world have invested in doctoral education expansion. Reforms in doctoral education are being shaped by the changing needs of society, of research modes, and of a changed labor markets for PhD holders. The reform elements strive …

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