n South African Journal of Higher Education - Nurturing human capital : a challenge for higher education institutions?
|Article Title||Nurturing human capital : a challenge for higher education institutions?|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Author||N. De Lange and M.A.J. Olivier|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||41 - 63|
In this article we argue that higher education institutions ought to be a reflection of society: its vision, values, conscience and ways of doing. It has as its task the production of human capital for participation in a global economy and by virtue of its position in society, ought to be able to do justice to that. In this article we draw on a case study of incorporation, as part of reshaping the Higher Education landscape in South Africa, not only to give voice to staff involved in an incorporation process, but also to explore the effect thereof on them. We discuss four themes that emerged from the data and draw some conclusions. Drawing on this example, we argue for prioritising the well-being of human capital by ensuring workplace wellness, in order to set an example and to make a real contribution to the well-being of society.
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