n South African Journal of Education - Dosente se belewing van die veranderingsproses aan 'n tersiêre onderwysinrigting
|Article Title||Dosente se belewing van die veranderingsproses aan 'n tersiêre onderwysinrigting|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Author||O.F. Schutte and G.M. Steyn|
|Publication Date||Aug 2002|
|Pages||198 - 204|
ISI Social Science
Lecturers' experience of the change process at a tertiary education institution.
This article describes a qualitative study that focused on how lecturers experience the process of change at a particular tertiary education institution in South Africa. A phenomenological approach was followed since this approach strives to convey people's perceptions of certain experiences in words. Individual, unstructured interviews with a number of lecturers, who have been employed at the tertiary education institution for the past four years or longer, were conducted and rich and descriptive data were collected. A number of categories emerged from analysis of the data. After research had been completed and the data interpreted, a literature control was done and conclusions were reached. It was found that people involved in far-reaching changes, such as those discussed in this study, should be treated with the necessary empathy throughout the process, as this can be a most stressful experience for all concerned.
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