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ERIC Number: EJ940212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Schooling Space: Where South Africans Learnt to Position Themselves within the Hierarchy of Apartheid Society
Karlsson, Jenni
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v12 n3 p327-346 2004
In setting out to understand how South African school space was harnessed to the political project of apartheid, the author explores memory accounts from several adults who attended school during the apartheid era. Her analysis of their reminiscences found that non-pedagogic areas of the school and public domain beyond school premises were places where learners encountered their Other. Those sites provided the conditions for poignant awakenings to racialised identifications within discriminatory hierarchies. The article ends with the author reflecting on the effectiveness of spatially segregated schooling, when she works towards understanding her informants' uncritical tributes to the educational and moral value of their apartheid-era schooling. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa