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Growing talented people through cooperative education : a phenomenological exploration

Show simple item record Groenewald, Thomas 2009-08-20T08:21:29Z 2009-08-20T08:21:29Z 2003-11-06
dc.identifier.citation Groenewald, T, 2003,'Growing talented people through cooperative education : a phenomenological exploration', Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 51-61 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1175-2882
dc.description Article
dc.description.abstract Internationally, talent is regarded a key success factor for global competitiveness. However, organizational talent is challenged by continuous change. The Apartheid heritage in South Africa further presents major challenges with regard to the growing of the talent of people. Cooperative education, a structured educational strategy that progressively integrates academic study with learning through productive work experiences, presents itself as a means to grow the talent of the South African people. The literature review identifies the core properties of cooperative education and the study has attempted to distil the core principles of a phenomenological research design. The specific ‘phenomena’ which the research focused on are existing joint ventures between higher education institutions and business enterprises aimed at educating people and growing talent. A selection of the voices of the research participants are presented in this article. Although the present study identifies several shortcomings regarding the practice of cooperative education, it pioneers the notion that the growing of talent can be enhanced through a cooperative education strategy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 4, no. 2 en_US
dc.subject Cooperative education en_US
dc.subject Growing talent en_US
dc.subject Phenomenological research en_US
dc.subject Joint educational effort en_US
dc.subject Collaborative effort en_US
dc.subject Data explicitation en_US
dc.subject Experiential learning en_US
dc.subject Learnership en_US
dc.title Growing talented people through cooperative education : a phenomenological exploration en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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