Learning support materials (LSMs) and Curriculum 2005 (C2005): a research paper on the role of learning support materials in Curriculum 2005 - Czerniewicz, L.; Murray, S.R.; Probyn, M.J.
The report examines the role of LSMs in bringing about the change envisaged in Curriculum 2005. It highlights three aspects of the new curriculum that are especially pertinent: resource-based learning, information literacy and lifelong learning. It argues that lifelong learning depends on information literacy, and this literacy can only be acquired through interaction with resources. The new curriculum thus requires resources.
The report then examines the way in which LSMs are conceptualised in policy documents. It reveals a lack of clarity both with regard to the nature of LSMs and who is responsible for producing them. It proposes a framework for...
Media management training needs assessment within the SADC region : a qualitative study - Milne, Claire; Du Toit, Peter; Rau, Asta; Mdlongwa, Francis
By exploring the views of editorial and business leaders in the media industry, the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership (SPI) aims to reach a comprehensive understanding of management training issues that are regarded as priorities by leaders in the SADC region. The Institute also aims to create a space for media organisations to share their experiences of management capacity building and explore avenues for future collaboration. It is envisaged that this report will form part of an ongoing dialogue on the needs of media leaders in the region.
Representatives from the SPI, the Southern Africa Institute for Media Entrepreneurship Development...
Language policy and planning: general constraints and pressures - Wright, L.S.
The general idea of language policy and planning is easily expressed. Christopher Brumfit, for one, defines language planning as “The attempt to control the use, status, and structure of a language through a language policy developed by a government or other authority” (see the Oxford Companion to the English Language). The Random House Dictionary of the English Language concurs, but adds some detail: language planning is “the development of policies or programmes designed to direct or change language use, as through the establishment of an official language, the standardization or modernization of a language, or the development or alteration of...
The challenge of delivering quality housing in the Eastern Cape: a case study into government-subsidised housing at the Ngqushwa Local Municipality - de Nobrega, C.
The availability of adequate housing has a critical role to play in social transformation because it is a vital part of poverty alleviation. Furthermore, housing rights are not just a legal issue – they also have political, social, economic and historical implications. This report looks at the structural quality of state-subsidised housing insofar as it is directly related to the right to have access to adequate housing. It examines the challenges that have faced the Eastern Cape government in the delivery of low cost houses, as well as how it has responded to these challenges, using Ngqushwa as a case...
Zambia African Media Development Initiative (AMDI) research report - Banda, Fackson
This report is one of 18 produced as part of the African Media Development Initiative Research Project, completed in 2006. Firstly, the study outlines the major media development initiatives that have taken place in the Zambian media and communication landscape since 2000. Secondly, it analyses how key actors view these initiatives, in the light of wider media development programmes unfolding on the African continent. Thirdly, it gives a case study of one particularly insightful media development activity in the country.
On the whole, the study concludes that the radio sector has grown since 2000. Television has received little investment because the...
Key issues in public service broadcasting (PSB) in Sub-Saharan Africa - Banda, Fackson
This background paper discusses some of the key issues associated with the phenomenon of public service broadcasting (PBS) in selected sub-Saharan African countries. These issues include (i) the conceptualisation of PSB (ii) the international politico-juridical context for PSB (iii) the regulatory-cum-policy models for PSB and (iv) the funding models for PSB.
Key editorial and business strategies: a case study of six independent community newspapers - Milne, Claire; Rau, Asta; Du Toit, Peter; Mdlongwa, Francis
[From the introduction] The Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership (SPI) conducted this study with the goal of assisting small independent newspapers by exploring and publicising the many challenges that they face in their efforts to become sustainable enterprises. The intent is to reveal key business and editorial strategies successful publications have adopted to assist them in overcoming these challenges.
To this end, the SPI conducted in-depth case studies of six successful South African newspapers serving their local communities. Newspapers were selected from a pool of twenty newspapers, which were nominated as successful ventures by the Media Development and Diversity Agency...