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Africa in the Age of Biology
Knowledge for Development? Comparing British, Japanese, Swedish and World Bank aid
Learner Performance in South Africa Social and economic determinants of success in language and mathematics

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Africa in the Age of Biology
Wilmot James

This paper was presented as the first annual John Gerhart Memorial Lecture at the conference of the Africa Genome Initiative held in Cairo in March 2004. In Africa in the Age of Biology, Dr James discusses Africa's long history of scientific, technological and mathematical enterprise, from tokens of the very earliest counting by humans to the sum of knowledge brought to bear in the construction of the pyramids.

210mm x 148mm
R 55.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2073-7

The Architect and the Scaffold
Evolution and education in South Africa
Wilmot James; Lynne Wilson (eds.)

This publication brings together papers presented at the Colloquium on Science and Evolution in June 2002. Experts, curriculum developers, book publishers, teachers and religious scholars give their views on the moral, ethical, social, religious, educational and scientific implications of teaching evolution in South African schools.

230mm x 168mm
R 175.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2003-6

Creating Knowledge Networks
Glenda Kruss; Gilton Klerck; Andrew Paterson; Shane Godfrey

The new science and technology framework has challenged higher education institutions in South Africa to create research partnerships with industry, to contribute to growing a national system of innovation. Through detailed case studies, this monograph explores how one new organisational form typical of the knowledge society, the network, is currently being created in practice, in all its complex and contingent reality, in three high technology fields. It is the third volume in the Working Partnerships: Higher Education, Industry and Innovation series.

280mm x 210mm
R 140.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2132-6
March 2006

Crossing Over: The Basics of Evolution
Workbook for Teachers
Edith Dempster

For thousands of years, people have asked the question “How did the world begin?” While many cultures and communities have a faith-based answer to this query, the theory of evolution supplies a science-based solution.

280mm x 210mm
R 160.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2119-9
November 2005

Debating High Skills and Joined Up Policy
Andre Kraak; Hugh Lauder; Phillip Brown; David Ashton

Debates about ‘governance’ both within and outside of the South African state are increasingly turning to the question of ‘coordination failure’ – the inability of government to make interventions in key problem areas which require the inputs and actions of several government departments and agencies acting in concert with each other. Too often, the opposite occurs – the silo effect – where government departments work in isolation, unable and in some cases, unwilling to act on the interdependencies that straddle their governance responsibilities.

210mm x 148mm
R 80.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2133-4
March 2006

The Development Decade?
Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004
Vishnu Padayachee (ed)

Covering an impressive breadth of issues, the international development specialists who have contributed to this volume significantly deepen our understanding of the key socio-economic issues in the first decade of South Africa’s democratic governance.

240mm x 168mm
R 260.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2123-7
April 2006

Doctors in a Divided Society
The profession and education of medical practitioners in South Africa
Mignonne Breier; Angelique Wildschut

Many of the goals of South Africa’s new democracy depend on the production of professionals who have not only the knowledge and skills to make our country globally competitive, but also a commitment to working and living here. Despite numerous reforms, the South African health system, ten years into democracy, remains divided: first world private care that ranks with middle income countries internationally at the one end, and at the other extreme, in the rural public sector in particular, conditions that are superior only to the poorest of African countries. Much work has been done to change medical school curricula in line with the primary health-care focus of government policy, and international trends towards problem-based learning. The student profile in medical schools is now not only more representative of the demographics of South Africa, but also reveals a significant increase in female students. Whether these students will stay in the country after graduating, and serve where they are needed most, remains to be seen. 

280mm x 210mm
R 140.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2153-9
April 2006

Flight of the Flamingos
A study on the mobility of R&D workers
Michael Kahn; William Blankley; Rasigan Maharajh; Thomas E Pogue; Vijay Reddy; Gabriel Cele; Marissa du Toit

The study on the mobility of Research and Development (R&D) workers aims to address concerns about the sustainability of South Africa's R&D workforce and the perceived negative effects of the 'brain drain'. The final report received a high quality rating from the international reviewer.

282mm x 210mm
R 140.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2033-8

Government Incentivisation of Higher Education-Industry Research Partnerships in South Africa. An Audit of THRIP and the Innovation Fund
Working Partnerships: Higher Education, Industry and Innovation
Research Programme on Human Resources Development

This research monograph is part of a series that explores the ways in which South African higher education and industry have formed research partnerships in response to global trends and national policy imperatives. The series examines these partnerships in relation to knowledge production, enterprise productivity and innovation in biotechnology, ICT and new materials development.

289mm x 208mm
R 160.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2038-9

Information and Communication Technologies
In South African secondary schools
Sarah J Howie; Anton Muller; Andrew Paterson

Increasing learner access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in the curriculum is strategically important to ensure that school leavers moving into the labour market or into further study have the appropriate background and capacities to succeed, as work and educational environments becoming increasingly information intensive.

210mm x 280mm
R 140.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2040-0

Information: The foundation of sustainable development
Craig A Schwabe

This occasional paper proposes the development of an information framework for sustainable development in South Africa and sets out a global action plan. It discusses the country's ability to provide the information required to address actions stipulated in Agenda 21, a foundational document of sustainable development.

210mm x 148mm
R 50.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2078-8 (IRRD 7)

Knowledge for Development?
Comparing British, Japanese, Swedish and World Bank aid
Kenneth King; Simon McGrath

This publication is the first detailed critique of knowledge-based development aid and what it means in both theory and practice. The study examines four of the most influential international development agencies including the World Bank. It is essential reading for development specialists and of interest to comparative educationalists.

211mm x 135mm
ISBN: 0-7969-2058-3

The South African edition is out of print. Please refer orders to

Learner Performance in South Africa
Social and economic determinants of success in language and mathematics
Charles Simkins; Andrew Paterson

This monograph reports on the nature of private post-school technical and vocational education and training (TVET) within the further education and training (FET) band in the South African education system. It provides, for the first time, empirical data about the participants, the location and ownership of institutions, the programmes offered, and the delivery of private TVET provision in the country, as well as case studies which explore the character of the sector.

280mm x 210mm
R 90.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2041-9

Marking Matric
Colloquium proceedings
Vijay Reddy (ed.)

The past ten years in South Africa has seen many changes in education: the creation of a single department of education; common examinations for all learners in public schools in the country, a new outcomes based education curriculum which was introduced to learners in the General Education and Training Phase since 1998 and will be introduced to the Further Education and Training Phase from 2006. To evaluate the success of these changes South African researchers still use the indicator of student achievement.

210mm x 148mm
R 140.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2116-4
February 2006

Reading Scientific Images
The iconography of evolution
Richard Mason; with Tony Morphet; and Sandra Prosalendis

200mm x 200mm
R 95.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2134-2
Nov 2005

Researching Mathematics Education in South Africa
Perspectives, practices and possibilities
Renuka Vithal; Jill Adler; Christine Keitel (eds.)

Drawing on nearly a decade of the South African Association for Research in Mathematics Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) conferences, this book captures the broad range of research being done in mathematics education in South Africa. The volume also provides an historical analysis of forces that have shaped mathematics curricula.

210mm x 150mm
R 180.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2047-8

Science, Evolution and Schooling in South Africa
Africa Human Genome Initiative Series
Jeffrey Lever

This first research project deals with the Human Genome Project, the genetic sequencing exercise of humanity. Lever's paper published here worries aloud whether we teach evolutionary theory properly and with sufficient depth to pupils and scholars at our schools.

230mm x 168mm
R 70.00
ISBN: 0-7969-1995-X

South African Science Education Research
An indexed bibliography 1930-2000
Rüdiger C Laugksch

This first-ever, user-friendly bibliography of South African science education research over the past 70 years is an indispensable tool for academics, students, educators, policy makers and curriculum and materials-developers. Its broad subject index of 450 keywords makes it a handy reference. The bibliography also lists exact citation details for specific research.

292mm x 207mm
R 325.00
ISBN: 0-7969-2016-8

A Walk in the Garden of Eden
Genetic trails into our African past
Himla Soodyall

This paper addresses the contribution towards the generation of knowledge concerning the evolutionary history of mankind made by genetic approaches to anthropological questions.

230mm x 170mm
ISBN: 0-7969-2021-4