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ERIC Number: EJ877377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
Education for Freedom
Fieldhouse, Roger
Adults Learning, v16 n6 p22-24 Feb 2005
The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) emerged from a boycott committee established in London in the summer of 1959 in response to a call from the South African liberation movements for support in their struggle against apartheid. Education was regarded as an important aspect of the movement's work from the very beginning. One of the stated objectives of the boycott committee in March 1960 was "to educate the British people". In this article, the author describes the work of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and discusses how the movement offered a picture of life in South Africa which was starkly different to the picture presented by the media. The author stresses that AAM was presenting a picture of what was was happening in southern Africa from an anti-apartheid perspective and therefore, it did not aim for "balance" but, rather, sought to make the anti-apartheid point of view heard, to counter the dominant pro-apartheid information flowing from South Africa and found in the British media and elsewhere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United Kingdom