Call for papers for 2017

Theme - Putting transformation under the magnifying glass: Beneficial or detrimental to higher education?

Transformation in Higher Education invites contributions for 2017 from a variety of disciplines that will critically engage with the following topic: Putting transformation under the magnifying glass: Beneficial or detrimental to higher education?

The theme of next year’s issue emerged from three main findings of the research article ‘Rethinking and researching transformation in higher education: A meta-study of South African trends’ by Petro du Preez, Shan Simmonds and Anné Hendrik Verhoef:

  • The need for articles that critically engage with internationalisation debates informing the higher education context in order to broaden the discourse on transformation and grapple with its emerging debates.
  • Research on transformation in higher education should extend beyond the education discipline and engage with interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Transformation could be approached as a fluid, open-ended construct that is inherently complex.

Such research might elicit divergent outcomes and shed light on whether the fluid, open-ended nature of transformation is in fact positive or detrimental to higher education.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof Petro Du Preez
Editor-in-Chief