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Sadhana Manik
Position Lecturer and Discipline Head: Geography Education
Discipline Geography Education
Phone 031 260 3706
Email manik@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Edgewood Campus
Office Address CF 102

Degrees Held

  • B.Paed, B.A Hons, BA Masters, D.ED

Profile (Experience, Accomplishments, Awards, etc.):

Experience:

  • Supervision in Higher Education, Lecturing at Postgraduate and undergraduate level: Geography and Research, Researcher in: Teacher Migration and Higher Education Issues linked to student Drop-Out.

Accomplishments:

  • The publication of several peer reviewed papers in my niche areas, a book on the status of migrant teachers in SA, on the boards and committees of national and international bodies relevant to my research and teaching interests.

Awards:

  • 2012: by the Australian Multicultural Interaction Institution for Innovative research in a Changing and Challenging world based on paper: Covert Research: Don’t Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater.

Research Interests:

  • Teacher Migration, Recruitment and Retention in Education, Student Departure.

Teaching Interests:

  • Research Methodology, human geography- migration and Globalisation

Supervision:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate students from honours, to masters to phd level

Community Involvement/Outreach:

  • Grade 12 Geography Assessor for HESA (Geography assessor of matric examination papers- 2013)
  • Textbook Screener for Department of Basic Education (Social Sciences Curriculum (Geography and History): Textbooks Analysis- 2012-2013)
  • Vetting applications for Overseas funding for Africa girls learners to complete their schooling in KZN, SA.
  • Assisting the School of Management (Prof A Singh) to craft an Accounting method module to develop teaching Strategies and competences in the classroom.

Publications/Selected Publications (2011 – 2013):

Books:

  • 2014: Keevy, J., Green, W., and Manik, S. The Status of Migrant Teachers in South Africa. SAQA: Pretoria. (3 authors including myself= 33,3% for each author). 130 pages. National publication.

Journal Articles:

  • 2015: ‘As a person you need help every now and then’: Accessing Students’ Support Needs in a Higher Education Environment. Paper accepted in April 2014 for publication in South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE) special edition on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with the guest editor from the University of Limpopo.
  • 2014: Manik, S.South African Migrant Teachers’ Decision-Making: Levels of Influence and ‘Relative Deprivation’. Journal of Southern African Studies, 40 (10):151-165. (sole author) International publication
  • 2014: Shifting The Discourse: Student Departure In The Context Of Relative Deprivations. South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE). 28(1): 148-163 ( sole author)
  • 2012: Undergraduate Geography Students’ Views of Assessment and Academic Results: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Social Sciences (JSS), 33(1):91-104. ( sole author)
  • ARTICLE: 2013: Manik, S.Unwrapping the Enigma around Student Teachers’ Phase Choice: The Case of Indian Student Teachers at UKZN. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology. 83-93. ( sole author) International publication
  • ARTICLE: 2013: Manik, S.Zimbabwean Immigrant Teachers in Kwa-Zulu Natal Count the cost of going under the hammer. Alternation, 7: 67-87. ( sole author).National publication
  • ARTICLE: 2011: Manik, S.Traversing new Terrain: The Case of Migrant South African Teachers’ Identities in Re-construction. Journal of Anthroplogy, 8: 61-70. (sole author). International publication

Chapters in Books:

  • 2009: Manik, S. Perplexities in Pondering Teacher Migration between SA and the UK. In M. Field and J.Feegan (eds.) Education Across Borders. Netherlands: Springer. Pages 149-162.International Publication

Complete Research Record:

  • 2015: ‘As a person you need help every now and then’: Accessing Students’ Support Needs in a Higher Education Environment. Paper accepted in April 2014 for publication in South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE) special edition on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with the guest editor from the University of Limpopo.
  • 2014: Shifting The Discourse: Student Departure In The Context Of Relative Deprivations. South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE). 28(1): 148-163 ( sole author)
  • 2012: Undergraduate Geography Students’ Views of Assessment and Academic Results: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Social Sciences (JSS), 33(1):91-104. ( sole author)
  • 2007: Transformational Access: The Upward Bound Programme as a Possibility in Promoting Access To Higher Education. South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE). Dec. Vol 21 (4): 159-178
  • BOOK: 2014: Keevy, J., Green, W., and Manik, S. The Status of Migrant Teachers in South Africa. SAQA: Pretoria. (3 authors including myself= 33,3% for each author). 130 pages. National publication. See proof attached.
  • ARTICLE: 2014: Manik, S.South African Migrant Teachers’ Decision-Making: Levels of Influence and ‘Relative Deprivation’. Journal of Southern African Studies, 40 (10):151-165. (sole author) International publication
  • ARTICLE: 2013: Manik, S.Unwrapping the Enigma around Student Teachers’ Phase Choice: The Case of Indian Student Teachers at UKZN. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology. 83-93. ( sole author) International publication
  • ARTICLE: 2013: Manik, S.Zimbabwean Immigrant Teachers in Kwa-Zulu Natal Count the cost of going under the hammer. Alternation, 7: 67-87. ( sole author).National publication
  • ARTICLE: 2011: Manik, S.Traversing new Terrain: The Case of Migrant South African Teachers’ Identities in Re-construction. Journal of Anthroplogy, 8: 61-70. (sole author). International publication
  • ARTICLE:2010: Manik, S.The Migration of Indian Teachers from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to the United Kingdom: Escaping Adverse Leadership and Management. Journal of Social Sciences, 25 (1,2,3):109-120. (sole author). International publication
  • ARTICLE:2009: Manik, S.Understanding the exit of Teachers from South Africa: Determinants of Transnational Teacher Migration. Perspectives in Education, 27 (3): 267-277. ( sole author) National publication
  • BOOK CHAPTER: 2009: Manik, S. Perplexities in Pondering Teacher Migration between SA and the UK. In M. Field and J.Feegan (eds.) Education Across Borders. Netherlands: Springer. Pages 149-162.International Publication
  • ARTICLE: 2007: Manik, S.Transnational Teacher Migration from South Africa: A New Form of Indentured Labourers? Oriental Anthroplogist, 7 (1): 39-60. (sole author). International publication
  • ARTICLE: 2007: Manik, S. To Greener Pastures: Transnational Teacher Migration From South Africa. Perspectives in Education, 25: 55-65. (sole author). National publication
  • ARTICLE: 2006: Manik, S.,Maharaj, B.,Sookrajh, R. Globalisation and Transnational Teachers: SA Teacher Migration to the UK. MET (Migracijske I Etnicke Teme- Migration and Ethnic Themes), 22 (1-2): 15-33. (3 authors and Im included:33,3% each). International publication

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