ERIC Number: EJ719854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 41
Fruits of Democratic Transformation Education in a South African University in 1998: Perspectives of Students in the School of Education, University of Capetown
Taylor, Philip J.
McGill Journal of Education, v39 n3 p283-303 Fall 2004
This article is based on a doctoral study of educational change in the School of Education (SOE) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. It is an exploration of "a moment in time" that bore witness to institutional and human transformation in South African higher education. This transformation involved a development from the late nineteenth century colonization by Britain, through the Apartheid era, and finally to the time of the historic democratic election in 1994. The research examines how the post-apartheid era changed the university context and culture, as well as ways in which social relationships and student experience were transformed. This text, the first of three, analyses change from the viewpoint of the student group respondents of the study. Other articles will focus on the teachers and administrators' perspectives.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Change, Racial Segregation, Schools of Education, Student Attitudes, Social Environment, Democracy, Higher Education, Ethnography, Interviews
McGill Journal of Education, McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2, Canada. Tel: 514-398-4246.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa (Cape Town)