Ready or not: a documentary about student struggles and strategies

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Mahali, S.Swartz
KEYWORDS: COPING MECHANISM, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD), Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-april-june-2018/documentary-student-struggles-and-strategies
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10474

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Abstract

For the past few years students, staff and the government have been embroiled in a struggle to transform South Africa's institutions of higher education. Despite the recent announcement of fee-free university education for entering undergraduate students, the road to change students' experiences and success rates in universities remains long and arduous. Dr Alude Mahali and Prof Sharlene Swartz report on how a documentary, produced as part of a five-year long research study into students' experiences at university, offers a unique contribution to ensuring this transformation.