Department of Educational Leadership and Management

Prof PR Machaisa

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Educational Leadership and Management
Chair
Tel: 012 429 4560
E-mail: machapr@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BA (Education)
  • BEd Honours (Education Management)
  • MEd (Education Management)
  • DPhil (Education)

Fields of academic interests

  • Education Law
  • School Governance
  • Multiracialism in schools

Field of Specialisation

  • Education Management

Journal articles

  • Pitsoe, VJ and Machaisa, PR. 2012. Teacher attrition catastrophe in Sub-Saharan Africa: A hurdle in the achievement of UPE, EFA policy goals and MDGS. Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. ISSN: 2276-6359 (International open Access Publisher). August 2012.
  • Mokoena, SP and Machaisa, PR. 2013. Assessing pre-service teachers’ perceptions towards practice in an open and distance learning context. Pensee Journal, Vol. 75, No. 12, December 2013.

Paper presentations

Peer-Reviewed conference proceedings

  • Gasa, VG & Machaisa, PR. Family as a Determinant of Learners’ Aggressive Behaviour in Secondary Schools’. Canada International Conference on Education. A paper presented at the
    Canadian International Conference on Education, Bond Place Toronto, Canada, 24 – 26 May 2010.
  • Machaisa, PR. Practicing and Teaching Oral History in School. Oral History Association of South Africa. A paper presented at 6th National Oral History Conference, The River Club Cape Town,
    13 – 16 October 2009.
  • Machaisa, PR. Educators’ Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Safety and Security in Schools. South African Education Law Association. A paper presented at the twelfth International
    Education Law Conference, St. Georges Hotel, 24 – 26 August 2008.

‘Educating Learners in South African Multicultural Schools: Employment of Intergroup contact theory’. International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference 2013. Paper presented at the conference held at the University of London, 05 - 08 November 2013.

 

Family as a Determinant of Learners’ Aggressive Behaviour in Secondary Schools’. Canada International Conference on Education. Paper presented at the Canadian International Conference on Education, Bond Place Toronto, Canada, 24 – 26 May 2010.

‘Practicing and Teaching Oral history in School’. Oral History Association of South Africa. A paper presented at 6th National Oral History Conference, The River Club Cape Town, 13 – 16 October 2009.

‘Educators’ Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Safety and Security in Schools’. South African Education Law Association. A paper presented at the twelfth International Education Law Conference, St. Georges Hotel, 24 – 26 August 2008.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Treasurer: Church History Society of Southern Africa (CHS)
  • Committee member of College Research and Community Service
  • Committee member of Departmental Higher Degrees
  • SANPAD Research Training (2005-2006)
  • Post Graduate Bursary awarded by University of Pretoria (2001 and 2003)
  • Porticus Scholarship for Doctoral Degree (2005)
  • Young Academics Programme for 2010
  • Reviewer of the book: Phiri, I. A, Sarojini, N. 2006. African women, religion and health: Essays in honor of Mercy Amba Ewudziwa. Review published in Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae,
    Volume XXXIII, September 2007.
  • Member of Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society, South African Education Law Association, American Educational Research Association

Projects

  • Tateni
  • 500 schools Project
  • Majuba College Project

Other

Rebotile Machaisa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Leadership and Management in the College of Education. Her main academic and research interests are in education law and policy, education leadership and management and multicultural education. She is a member of the South African Education Law Association (SAELA) and the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES). She has presented a number of papers in national and international conferences on education.

Responsibilities:
Departmental Institutional Training and Skills Facilitator,  BEd (Hons) Programme Manager