RSA government, through its various policies, after the 1994 democratic dispensation, ensured that there is a focus on access to higher education to all races, and discontinue the discrimination that had engulfed the apartheid era where universities were designated for different racial groups. Following these changes, there has been a huge interest to access higher education from diverse racial groups, especially, black students. The topic of access has been followed by what researchers´ term ´a revolving door syndrome´. This is a scenario whereby the numbers seen at the point of access are not necessarily followed by success in terms of throughputs in all public universities. Over the years, higher education institutions, together with the national government department responsible for higher education have devised creative measures to mitigate this phenomenon. All universities have had to establish some forms of extended programmes that serve as a preparatory phase for students who are deemed ill-prepared for higher education. For the first time, in the history of RSA, this book provides a thorough analysis of these programmes and further suggests a model for better provision.
Publish or perish - das alte Motto gilt nach wie vor! Ob für erfahrene Wissenschaftler innen oder Neulinge im wissenschaftlichen Publizieren. Der Titel gibt praktische Insider-Tipps zu den verschiedenen Möglichkeiten und Hintergründen im erfolgreichen wissenschaftlichen Publizieren. Die überarbeitete Neuauflage befasst sich in einem eigenen Abschnitt mit aktuellen Fragen zum Publizieren im Open Access. Die langjährige Verlegerin Barbara Budrich erläutert anschaulich, was Autor innen beim wissenschaftlichen Publizieren im Bereich der Sozial-, Erziehungs- und Geisteswissenschaften wissen müssen und beachten sollten.
Is it possible to venture beyond daily living and experience heightened states of awareness? In his latest book, Deepak Chopra says that higher consciousness is available here and now. ´´Metahuman helps us harvest peak experiences so we can see our truth and mold the universe´s chaos into a form that brings light to the world.´´-Dr. Mehmet Oz, Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. How does one do this? By becoming metahuman. To be metahuman, however, isn´t science fiction and is certainly not about being a superhero. To be metahuman means to move past the limitation constructed by the mind and enter a new state of awareness where we have deliberate and concrete access to peak experiences that can transform people´s lives from the inside out. Humans do this naturally-to a point. For centuries the great artists, scientists, writers, and many so-called ordinary people have gone beyond the everyday physical world. But if we could channel these often bewildering experiences, what would happen? Chopra argues we would wake up to experiences that would blow open your body, mind, and soul. Metahuman invites the reader to walk the path here and now. Waking up, we learn, isn´t just about mindfulness or meditation. Waking up, to become metahuman, is to expand our consciousness in all that we think, say, and do. By going beyond, we liberate ourselves from old conditioning and all the mental constructs that underlie anxiety, tension, and ego-driven demands. Waking up allows life to make sense as never before. To make this as practical as possible, Chopra ends the book with a 31-day guide to becoming metahuman. Once you wake up, he writes, life becomes transformed, because pure consciousness-which is the field of all possibilities-dawns in your life. Only then does your infinite potential become your personal reality. Advance praise for Metahuman ´´Our world is preoccupied with material progress, yet too often we overlook the miracle of our very existence. In this remarkable book, Deepak Chopra reminds us not to be distracted by the idols of our age but to marvel at the deep truths of being. Metahuman is a handbook to becoming fully alive.´´-Arthur C. Brooks, PhD, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; author of Love Your Enemies