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Title:Postgraduate study in South Africa: surviving and succeeding
Editors:Frick, Liezel
Motshoane, Puleng Lorraine
McMaster, ChristopherISNI
Murphy, Caterina
Year:2016
Pages:244
Language:English
Series:Sun Press series, Research into higher education
City:Stellenbosch
Publisher:Sun Press
ISBN:1928357237; 9781928357230; 9781928357247
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:higher education
graduates
Abstract:This collective volume addresses the complexities of higher education in South Africa and how post-graduate students can survive them and succeed. The book highlights concerns around issues of equity, curriculum reform, language and race. The book provides a glimpse of the postgraduate experience amidst all these debates. Contents: 1. Addressing some of the elephants in South African research education: race and reflexivity in postgraduate study (Daniela Gachago); 2. Student-supervisor relationships in a complex society: a dual narrative of scholarly becoming (Zondiwe L. Mkhabela & Liezel Frick); 3. Research ethics and ethical dilemmas in the South African context (Simangele Mayisela); 4. Getting started: surviving and succeeding during the pre-doctoral stage (Shakira Coonara); 5. Close encounters: becoming resilient through compassion and imagination (Bella Vilakazi); 6. Surviving and succeeding: the first-generation challenge (Soraya Abdulatief); 7. Caught between work and study: exploring boundary zones as an employed postgraduate student (Andre van der Bijl); 8. The inclusion of visually impaired students in post-graduate programmes: a personal and political perspective (Heidi Lourens); 9. Being a postgraduate woman: relationships, responsibilities and resiliency (Guin Lourens); 10. Being my own coach: achieving balance in the four domains of life (Delia Layton); 11. Seeing yourself in a new light: crossing thresholds in becoming a researcher (Sherran Clarence); 12. Agency and Ubuntu: exploring the possibility of complementarity in postgraduate study (Langutani M. Masehela); 13. Whose voice is right when I write? Identity in academic writing (Catherine Robertson); 14. The PhD process: doctor or doctoral (Kasturi Behari-Leak); 15. So what do you think? The role of dialogue in doctoral learning (Jacqueline Lück); 16. The benefits of being part of a project team: a postgraduate student perspective (Puleng Motshoane); 17. Sharing the quest of doctoral success: creating a circle of critical friends (Liz Wolvaardr, Hannelie Untiedt, Mariana Pietersen & Karien Mostert Wentzel); 18. Daring to be different: a postgraduate student perspective on originality (Emmanuel Sibomana); 19. The viva voce: the living voice of a doctoral thesis (Ndileleni P. Mudzielwana); 20. Publish or perish? Communicating research with the public (Collium Banda). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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