Education

Education for Sustainable Development

The publication titled, 'Natural Disaster Preparedness and Education for Sustainable Development', provides details for the development of appropriate and relevant educational materials for natural disaster preparedness that target key stakeholder groups and integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) principles and strategies. The publication provides insights into effective techniques for developing relevant educational materials, and highlights some of the challenges in this field.

NGO Staff Helps Matriculants Study for Exams

IOL, 16 July 2007.

In light of the recent public sector strike, a few NGO staff members in the Western Cape are helping matriculants prepare for their trial exams by giving of their time to tutor the scholars in the recovery programme centre at ID Mkhize High School in Gugulethu.

The recovery programme is run mainly by tutors who are students at the universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, with help from NGO staff members.

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.

For more information, click here.

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).

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