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  A critical review of the educational philosophies underpinning Science and Engineering foundation programmes more    by Bruce Kloot  Download (.pdf)      high_v22_n4_a5_1_.pdf 576 KB B. Kloot, J.M. Case and D. Marshall 814  NOTES   1 This includes universities of technology, previously ‘technikons’.  2 Most black students came from schools   administered by the Department of Educationand Training (DET). 3 CALP = Cognitive Applied Language and BICS = Basic Interpersonal Com-munication Skills4 All references in this section refer to Grayson (1996) unless other wise stated.5 Volbrecht and Boughey (2004) clarify that these ‘three stages’  should be thought of asgeneral trends and not absolute divisions (see p. 59).6 To be more   accurate, the DoE has made R112 million available for 2007/8, R123 millionfor 2008/9 and R130 million for 2009/10, a total of R367 million for the triennium (DoE2006). REFERENCES  Allie, S. 1987. The physics foundation course at UCT. 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