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TitleThe lived experiences of postgraduate Black students : an exploration through the South African transformation lens
AuthorPalakatshela, Bongane Romeo
SubjectAcademic performance
SubjectFinancial constraints
SubjectLanguage of instruction
SubjectLearning experiences
SubjectPostgraduate Black students
SubjectQuality of education
SubjectThroughput rates
SubjectUniversity of South Africa -- Graduate students
SubjectAcademic achievement -- South Africa
SubjectEducation, Higher -- South Africa
SubjectBlacks -- Education (Higher) -- South Africa
SubjectCollege students, Black -- South Africa -- Psychology
SubjectGraduate students -- South Africa -- Psychology
SubjectLanguage and education -- South Africa
SubjectEducation -- Political aspects -- South Africa
Format1 online resource (vi, 129 leaves)
AbstractTransformation of the higher education system has come under the spotlight recently. At the core of this debate are issues pertaining to access and throughput rates at universities. Although access has improved significantly, throughput rates remain relatively low especially amongst black students (Council on Higher Education, 2017). The current study aims to explore the learning experiences and academic performance of postgraduate black students at the university of South Africa. Through a qualitative approach that included interviews, a phenomenological research design and critical race theory to gain an insiders perspective. This approach is chosen for its ability to generate rich descriptive and interpretive accounts of events based on the participant’s narratives. The findings revealed that the variation in learning experiences and academic performance was accounted for by background factors rather than student’s own intellectual or academic competencies.
AbstractM.A. (Psychology with specialisation in Research Consultation)
IdentifierPalakatshela, Bongane Romeo (2018) The lived experiences of postgraduate Black students : an exploration through the South African transformation lens, University of South Africa, Pretoria,