A Caledonian college in Cape Town and beyond: An investigation into the foundation(s) of the South African university system

 

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dc.contributor.author Phillips, Howard
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-23T12:52:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-23T12:52:15Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Phillips, H. (2003). A Caledonian college in Cape Town and beyond: An investigation into the foundation (s) of the South African university system: Perspectives on higher education. South African Journal of Higher Education, 17(3), p. 122-128.
dc.identifier.issn 1011 3487
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21466
dc.description.abstract Adopting a historical approach, this article traces the origins of key features of the South African university system, namely the general nature of its undergraduate degrees, its heavy reliance on lectures to convey information and its extensive use of examinations to assess levels of student achievement. This historical investigation finds the roots of these features in the unreformed Scottish university system which was enthusiastically embraced by South Africa's first two teaching universities, the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Stellenbosch, in 1918, and which then was adopted by those universities which were set up in their image during the next 70 years. The article suggests that any attempt to reform the country's university system today must take account of the historical circumstances which produced it originally.
dc.publisher Stellenbosch University
dc.source South African Journal of Higher Education
dc.source.uri http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe
dc.title A Caledonian college in Cape Town and beyond: An investigation into the foundation(s) of the South African university system
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2015-12-21T13:49:39Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Historical Studies en_ZA
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