Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies

Prof GD Kamper

College of Education
School of Teacher Education
Department: Curriculum and Instructional Studies


  • D Ed (Education Management; MA (German Studies)

Fields of academic interests

Research interest:

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology

Field of Specialisation

  • Research methodology; Education Management

Journal articles

  • Effective leadership in high-poverty schools: insights from case studies. SA Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 1(2), 2009.
  • Toekomsverwagtinge onder die jeug van die bruin bevolkingsgroep in Suid-Afrika. Co-author: M G Steyn. Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 49(4), 2009.
  • Future expectations of black adolescents in South Africa. Co-authors: M G Steyn & J M Badenhorst. Journal of New Generation Sciences,7(1), 2009
  • Perceptions of  black adolescents on their prospects in South Africa. Co-author: J M Badenhorst. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 45(3), 2010.
  • Our voice counts: Adolescents' view on their future in South Africa. Co-authors: M G Steyn and J M Badenhorst. South African Journal of Education, 30(2), 2010.
  • Implementing a teaching approach based on the multiple intelligende theory in a South African school : a case study. Co-author: M M Nieman. Africa Education Review, accepted for 8(1), 2011.
  • Successful school leadership in severely challenging socio-economic circumstances: two South African case studies. Co-author: K C Moloi. Acta Academica, 42(4), 2010.
  • Barriers to learning in South African higher education. Co-author: M G Steyn.  Journal For New Generation Sciences.  Publication pending.
  • Black students' perspectives on learning assets at a former white university. Co-author: M G Steyn. Journal for Asian and African Studies, 46(3), 2011.
  • Kenyan secondary school principals' literacy in Information and Communication Technology (ICT): a situation analysis. Co-author: E Makhanu. Herald Journal of Education and General Studies, 12 (1), 2012
  • Onderwysstudente se persepsies van die onderwysberoep en hul taak daarin as morele rolmodelle. Co-author: M G Steyn. SA Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe, 52(2), 2012
  • The use of mixed methods as reflected in two eminent South African educational research journals. Co-author: S Schulze. Journal for New Generation Sciences, 10(1), 2012.
  • Some critical reflections on Open Distance Learning, with particular reference to work-integrated learning. Co-author: E C du Plessis. Africa Education Review. Accepted for publication in 10(4), 2013.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Research specialist (Human Sciences Research Council; Full professorate (UNISA)


  • Critical readership; Research mentorship 


Postgraduate Supervision:

Doctoral students graduated:

  • 1999 D Ed: Didactics Mahlobo E B Contextual And Learner Factors In The Development Of English Second Language Proficiency
  • 2001 D Ed: Psychology Of Education Mkhwanazi S Q Problems Of Adult Learners In Adult Basic Education: A Psycho-Educational Perspective
  • 2002 D Ed: Socio- Education Maseko J S An Investigation Into Learner Violence In Township Secondary Schools: A Socio-Educational Perspective
  • 2002 D Ed: Education Management Monyatsi P P Teacher Appraisal: An Evaluation Of Practices In Botswana Secondary Schools
  • 2004 D Ed: Education Management Moyo S School Management Training In Zimbabwe: Needs And Opportunities
  • 2005 D Ed: Education Management Von Solms V H Self-Assessment As Component Of A Continuous Performance Improvement Strategy And Quality Assurance In Education, Training And Development Within The South African Department Of Defence
  • 2005 D Ed: Eucation Management Adam K The Role Of Department Heads As Change Agents In The Implementation Of Educational Reform In The United Arab Emirates
  • 2009 D Ed: Education Management Khumalo S S The Role Of Transformational School Leadership In Meeting The Challenges Facing Primary Schools In Limpopo
  • 2010 D Ed: Education Management Makhanu E S Principals' Literacy In Information And Communication Technology (Ict): Towards Improving Secondary School Performance In Kenya
  • 2012 D Ed : Curriculum Studies Segoe B A Learner Support In The Provision Of Distance Teaching Programmes For Under Qualified Teachers
  • 2013 D Ed: Education Management Moorhouse C A Strategic Conversation Model To Optimise Return On Occupational Training Expectations

Master's students graduated:

  • 2001  M Ed: Education Management Mgomezulu V Y Learner Involvement In Management Aspects Of Senior Secondary Schools In The North Central District Of Botswana
  • 2003 M  Ed: Education Management Mampuru M E Determinants Of School Success In Disadvantaged Environments
  • 2007 M Ed: Didactics Pienaar H C Application Of Accelerated Learning Techniques With Particular Reference To Multiple Intelligences
  • 2008 M Ed: Education Management Venter N V L Mentorskap Van Beginner Laerskool Prinsipale Vir Doeltreffende Kurrikulumbestuur
  • 2008 M Ed: Education Management Mattison Jda Increasing The Retention Power Of New Zealand Secondary Schools: An Education Management Perspective
  • 2008 M Ed: Education Management Tikana N Managing The Counselling Of Primary School Learners Affected By Hiv/Aids
  • 2010 M Ed: Education Management Knight D P  Learner Promotion Policy In The Further Education And Training Band: A Situation Analysis
  • 2010 M Ed:Inklusiewe Onderwys Moll A M  Rekenaar-Geïntegreerde Onderrig Aan Leerders Met Outisme: Moontlikhede En Werklikhede
  • 2011 M Ed: Education Managment Madikida Ppp The Functioning Of The Education Management Information System (Emis) In The Libode Mega District, Eastern Cape
  • 2012 M Ed: Education Management Tekete Z M School Management Imperatives In Addressing The Needs Of Impoverished Secondary School Learners In Rural Areas.
  • 2012  M Ed: Didactics Makhanya H Career Development Needs Of Generation Y Students In A Distance Education Environment
  • 2013 M Ed: Education Management Majola V J The Role Of A School Governing Body (Sgb) In Conflict Management: A Case Study