SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.36 suppl.1"Direct experience of God": A quest for refinement and illumination in Christian faith and practice author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

On-line version ISSN 2412-4265
Print version ISSN 1017-0499

Studia Hist. Ecc. vol.36  suppl.1 Pretoria Jul. 2010

 

Impact of new policy developments in higher education on theological education

 

 

Elelwani Farisani

Old Testament & Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

 

 


ABSTRACT

This article analyses the impact of recent South African higher education policies on education in general and theological education in particular. This will be done in three stages. First, I offer a brief description of recent South African higher education policies imposed by the state. Second, I reflect on the effects of this policy intervention on curriculum practices in Theology. Finally, I highlight a few challenges facing theological education in South Africa.


 

 

“Full text available only in PDF format”

 

 

Works consulted

Baijnath, N; Maimela, S & Singh, P (eds.) 2001. Quality assurance in open and distance learning. Pretoria: University of South Africa & Technikon SA.         [ Links ]

Bowers, P 2007. Theological education in Africa: why does it matter? A paper given at the AIM-SIM Theological Education Consultation held in Honeydew, South Africa, 19-23 March.         [ Links ]

Breier, M 2001. Curriculum: restructuring in higher education in post apartheid South Africa. Cape Town: University of the Western Cape.         [ Links ]

Brett, M G (ed.) 1996. Ethnicity and the Bible. Leiden: Brill.         [ Links ]

De Jong, A (ed.) 1999. Introduction, in De Jong, A (ed.), Ethnicity: blessing or culture, 4-8. Nairobi: Paulines.         [ Links ]

Duncan, GA & Hofmeyr, JW 2002. Leadership through theological education: two case studies in South African history. Verbum et Ecclesia 23(3), 642-657.         [ Links ]

Farisani, EB 2004. Ethnicity in Ezra-Nehemiah. Theologia Viatorum 28(1), 24-55.         [ Links ]

Gower, P 2004. OBE here to stay. Mail & Guardian 24.         [ Links ]

Higher Education Act 101 of 1997.         [ Links ]

Lange, L 2010. The trouble with transformation. Mail & Guardian 21.         [ Links ]

Luckett, K 2000. Negotiating a way onto the NQF: a humanities perspective. South African Journal of Higher Education 14(1), 62-74. Keepile, K 2010. With many tongues. Mail & Guardian 19.         [ Links ]

Maimela, SS 1979. Theology and politics in South Africa. Chicago Theological Seminary Register (Spring).         [ Links ]

Maimela, SS 1981a. Man in 'white' theology. Missionalia, 9(2), 64-78.         [ Links ]

Maimela, SS 1981b. Man in 'white' theology. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (September), 27-42.         [ Links ]

Maimela, SS 1982. Towards a theology of humanization. Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (December), 58-65.         [ Links ]

Maimela SS 1997. Cultural and ethnic diversity in promotion of democratic change, in Mugambi, JNK (ed.), Democracy and development in Africa: the role of the churches, 106-121. Nairobi: All Africa Conference of Churches.         [ Links ]

Mbeki, T 2004. Interview with President Thabo Mbeki on SABC2, Sunday 8 February 2004, by John Perlman and Redi Direko . Available: http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/president/interviews/2004/int0208.htm. Accessed 9 June 2010.         [ Links ]

Mohler, RA 1996. Thinking of the future: evangelical theological education in a new age, in Hart, DG & Mohler, RA Jr. (eds.), Theological education in the evangelical tradition, 278-283. Grand Rapids: Baker.         [ Links ]

November, P 1997. Learning to teach experientially: a pilgrim's progress. Studies in Higher Education, 289-298.         [ Links ]

Oddland, O 1997. Revisiting the cultural anthropological concepts of culture and ethnicity: an introduction to the present cultural diversities in EECMY, in Gobena, I (ed.), Church, culture and ethnicity in present Ethiopia, 56-66. Addis Ababa: Mekane Yesus.         [ Links ]

Pierli, F et al (eds.) 1999. Ethnicity and human development: the missing link, in De Jong, A (ed.         [ Links ]),

Ethnicity: blessing or culture, 33-55. Nairobi: Paulines.         [ Links ]

Phiri, IA, Haddad, B & Masenya M 2003. African women, HIV/AIDS and faith communities. Pietermaritzburg: Cluster.         [ Links ]

Phiri, I 2008. Major challenges for African women theologians in theological education (1989-2008). A paper presented at the IV International World Conference of Association of Theological Institutions, and Jubilee of the Ecumenical Theological Education of World Council of Churches Conference, Theological education: a radical reappraisal. 31 May - 7 June. Neapolis, Thessaloniki.         [ Links ]

SAUVCA 2003. Draft BSc Qualification Standard.         [ Links ]

Shorter, A 1999. The curse of ethnocentricism and the African Church, in De Jong, A (ed.), Ethnicity: blessing or culture, 27-32. Nairobi: Paulines.         [ Links ]

The Council on Higher Education 2004. South African higher education in the first decade of democracy. Chapters 3 & 5. Pretoria: CHE.         [ Links ]

Trowler, P 1998. Academics responding to change: new higher education frameworks and academic culture. Buckingham: SRHE & OUP.         [ Links ]

Trowler, PR 2002. Introduction: higher education policy and institutional change, in Trowler, P (ed.), Higher education policy and institutional change: intentions and outcomes in turbulent environments, 1-20. Buckingham: SRHE & OUP.         [ Links ]

Trowler, PR & Knight, PT 2002. Exploring the implementation gap: theory and practices in change interventions, in Trowler, P (ed.), Higher education policy and institutional change: intentions and outcomes in turbulent environments, 142-160. Buckingham: SRHE & OUP.         [ Links ]

Werner, D 2009. Challenges and opportunities in theological education in the 21st century: pointers for a new international debate on theological education. World Study Report.         [ Links ]

WOCATI 2008. Theological education: a radical reappraisal. A conference of strategic importance for ecumenical theological education for Christianity in the 21st century. Held in Neapolis, Thessalonica, and Volos (Greece), 31 May - 7 June 2008, 1-7.         [ Links ]

Young, M 2001. Educational reform in South Africa (1990-2000): an international perspective, in Kraak, A & Young, M (eds.), Education in retrospect: policy and implementation since 1990. Pretoria: HSRC.         [ Links ]

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License