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ERIC Number: EJ815007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1931-3152
"I Am Starving with No Hope to Survive": Southern African Perspectives on Pedagogies of Globalization
Makoni, Sinfree; Makoni, Busi
International Multilingual Research Journal, v1 n2 p105-118 Aug 2007
In this article, the authors briefly describe key issues central to what Spring (2007) refers to as the "industrial-consumer paradigm" and the role of English as the global language characterized by what Harvey (1990) called "time and space compression." The authors also comment and provide a critique of some of its primary principles examining its relevance to Southern Africa. In view of the commentary provided, the authors then propose, an alternative model of education that draws on principles of popular culture in Africa, which is a thriving area of social and artistic creativity that provides a sharp contrast to images of the total collapse of Africa and endemic violence. The article is divided into five sections. The first section is a schematic description of Spring's (2007/this issue) model and commentary, whereas the second section provides an overview of a Southern African perspective on consumerism and pedagogies of globalization. The third section focuses on the role of English in consumerism. In that section the authors emphasize that the discourses about English have tended to focus on its role in the state, and rarely in the everyday lives of those struggling to survive on the margins of society. The fourth section deals with the integration of security and education. The fifth section is an outline and rationale of a proposed African educational model based on African popular culture and leisure studies. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; South Africa; Zimbabwe