Student Pathways in South Africa

Rebecca Schendel


The recent student protests in South Africa highlight a disconnect between academic research on higher education and institutional policy and practice. One reason for this impasse may be the “siloing” of research focused on different “moments” along a student’s pathway through higher education; another is the relative lack of research focused on less-resourced institutions. Addressing these challenges is a priority, not only in South Africa but also around the world.


South Africa; higher education research; higher education as a public good

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