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ERIC Number: EJ778362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Educational Renovation in a South African "Township on the Move": A Social-Spatial Analysis
Fataar, Aslam
International Journal of Educational Development, v27 n6 p599-612 Nov 2007
This article presents an account of the ways education reform has been mediated in one South African township. It suggests that the normative policy intentions of the reforming post-apartheid state have been reworked in light of the specific social configuration of the township and its schools. It employs social-spatial lenses to understand the formative interaction between the township's social configuration processes and the institutional identities of its schools and teachers. The article shows how educational reform has been renovated in light of the spatially networked processes that played out in and around the schools. It suggests that the effects of educational policy reform can best be understood by the uses to which it has been put in this localised terrain.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa