oa Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL) - Growing the next generation of researchers: A handbook for emerging researchers and their mentors, L. Holness : book review

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2310-7103



South Africa urgently needs more researchers (NRF, 2008; NDP, 2011). We also need a transformation in the demographics of our researchers. One indicator of this is that currently only 14% of university professors are black African, and only 2% are black African females (DHET, 2012). The Staffing South Africa's Universities Framework includes a number of initiatives to drive the process of growing the next generation of academics. For example, the nGAP project has inserted 125 new posts into the higher education system in 2015, with more to follow. This project allows for new academics to undertake postgraduate study and develop as teachers and researchers through mentorship, a reduced teaching load and so on.

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