Transformation reduced to numbers

This article notes that there is a need to transform higher education in South Africa. The author observes that the most worrying aspects of current government plans to engineer transformation derive from the lack of attention to institutional culture, which includes questions of institutional autonomy and academic freedom. The concern, as pointed out, is that government is inappropriately seeking to take charge of "transformation" and arrogating to itself the right to determine what transformation is and how it should be achieved. Even more alarmingly, as news stories document, it says nothing to reassure the public about how such visions of transformation should be achieved.[13 February 2013]

Mail & Guardian Online
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Author: Morrell, R.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Keywords: Higher Education, Education, Institutional transformation, Institutional culture, Higher education transformation oversight committee