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Access and Participation

  • Melanie Walker
  • Samuel Fongwa
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Abstract

Our version of employability, as we have explained in earlier chapters, includes higher education that educates citizens for work and for life, and which works to advance human development, well-being and agency, acknowledging the historical legacies which continue to affect students’ access, experiences and potential outcomes. This chapter, therefore, focuses on our evidence regarding how universities in South Africa are enabling access and full participation to enhance the employability of students towards such ends, outlining and discussing successes and challenges from the perspectives of the four universities. The evidence cannot be perceived as representative of the whole university system or of similar types of university and we sketch a necessarily broad, rather than empirically comprehensive account of key aspects relevant to South African higher education.

Keywords

Black Student Academic Staff Black Female Career Office South African Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melanie Walker
    • 1
  • Samuel Fongwa
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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