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ERIC Number: EJ1088035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Life after a Humanities Degree
Masola, Athambile
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v15 n1 p160-163 Feb 2016
This article explores the experiences of a humanities graduate after leaving the academy. The author considers her own education in light of the historical changes in South Africa's education system. The article is a personal account of the questions and challenges encountered in choosing a humanities degree in a context where a tertiary education is crucial for future opportunities. The article explores life as a teacher in an education system that is assessment-driven and seems to sacrifice critical thinking. The article also considers the future of the humanities in a political and economic climate that highlights degrees directly linked to engineering and commerce.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa