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UNESCO Thesaurus

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has published a Thesaurus with 82,000 bibliographic references with freely accessible Internet links to full text documents in the field of education, culture, natural sciences, social and human sciences, communication and information. The UNESCO Thesaurus contains 7,000 terms in English and Russian, 8,600 terms in French and Spanish.

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Habib Appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Joburg University

5 June 2007.  

Adam Habib has been appointed the deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Johannesburg (UJ).

Habib, an outspoken political commentator, academic and researcher, will head the university's research, innovation and advancement portfolio from September. He is the executive director of the democracy and governance research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

SA not Facing Teacher Shortage

Business Day, 30 May 2007.

Contrary to popular belief that there is a shortage of teachers in South Africa, a Human Sciences Research Council academic made a convincing argument at the Centre for Education Policy Development’s conference on teacher education that this belief is incorrect.

Global Learning Portal

dgCommunities, 8 May 2007.

The “Global Learning Portal” is a resource for primary and secondary teachers in developing countries. The portal can be used for the searching of educational materials in your language and subject of interest, connecting with colleagues from around the world, and joining communities on a variety of educational topics. 

For more information on the Global Learning Portal, click here.

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