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ERIC Number: EJ857859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
The Reflexive Adaptations of School Principals in a "Local" South African Space
Fataar, Aslam
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v13 n3 p315-334 May 2009
This paper is an analysis of the work of three principals in an impoverished black township in post-apartheid South Africa. Based on qualitative approaches, it discusses the principals' entry into the township, and their navigation of their schools' surrounding social dynamics. It combines the lenses of "space" and "performance" to analyse the reflexive basis on which they establish their principal roles. The paper suggests that their identities as principals were established in light of a range of engaged pedagogical performances. It is argued that these were enacted based on nuanced readings of their discursive environment and the enactment of strategic practices that provided them an authoritative platform for their principal roles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa