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Title:The Africanisation of academic development programs: a case study
Authors:Higgs, PhilipISNI
Moeketsi, R.M.H.
Periodical:Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Geographic term:South Africa
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External link:https://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC132019
Abstract:In this article, the authors explore an African perspective of academic development programmes with specific reference to the Scholars Development Plan (SDP) at the University of South Africa (Unisa) in the College of Human Sciences. One of the consequences of the democratization of South African society is a renewed focus on aspects of a distinctly African origin, and this article explores 'ubuntu' and communality as two concepts that are significant for the theory and practice of academic development. It discusses these concepts in relation to two distinct but related contexts - African and South African. The Scholars Development Plan sets out to replace the productive but ageing academics in the CHS with new and younger academics already in the employ of the university. It is a focused and rigorous programme meant to develop, capacitate and mentor younger and promising academics. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]