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Tavernaro-Haidarian, Leyla – Research in Education, 2019
In view of the importance and urgency of transformation within post-colonial educational settings, this article considers key concepts in relation to re-curriculation efforts. It specifically discusses how the concepts of development and decolonization are typically understood and how they can be reimagined through the realism provided by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Educational Change, Ethics, Power Structure
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Kubow, Patricia K. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2018
My decade-long research on democracy and schooling in a Xhosa township has led to an examination of epistemological influences on democratic citizenship from Western and non-Western (i.e. African) perspectives. While Max Weber advanced the notion of an autonomous citizen within Western democratic states, different philosophical and cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Epistemology
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Ambrosio, John – Democracy & Education, 2018
This article is a response to a qualitative study that examined how the indigenous African notion of "ubuntu" informs how some school teachers in a Black township in South Africa conceptualize Western-oriented narratives of democracy. While the study acknowledges important differences in how ubuntu is understood and defined, the author…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Democracy
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Paynter, Braden; Zuleta, Carola; Rebolledo, Daniel; Bascuñán, Karen; Marishane, Lebogang; El Khamlichi, Mohamed – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
Museums have a crucial role to play in building active citizens in their societies. In part, museums are well positioned to do this because developing new citizens is greatly strengthened by the study of the challenges and successes of the past. However, in looking for examples to learn from just as much can be gained by examining citizens working…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Museums, Democracy, Youth
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Serfontein, Erika; de Waal, Elda – Africa Education Review, 2018
In search of embodying values that underpin democracy at school level, the objectives of the article include exploring expectations generated by the constitutional dispensation (Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 108/1996, section 41) and delineating those moulded by the South African Schools Act (84/1996, Preamble). While the latter…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Governance, Public Schools, Educational Legislation
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Davids, Nuraan – Ethics and Education, 2018
In May 2017, yet another South African university became a site of hate speech. Three students chose to display Nazi-inspired posters, which advertised an 'Anglo-Afrikaner student' event, under the motto 'Fight for Stellenbosch'. That the posters provoked the response which it so obviously sought, was evident in the student outrage, and the swift…
Descriptors: Ethics, Democracy, Incidence, Antisocial Behavior
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Vorster, Jo-Anne; Quinn, Lynn – Education as Change, 2017
It has become increasingly evident that the discourse of transformation that has shaped the democratising of higher education institutions over the first two decades of the democratic dispensation in South Africa has now run its course. Over the past few years, and particularly during the tumultuous student protests of 2015 and 2016, students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Faculty Development, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Long, Caroline; Graven, Mellony; Sayed, Yusuf; Lampen, Erna – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The South African people have a history of resistance to domination, injustice and inequality. It is therefore surprising that there has been an increase in social inequality, since the start of political democracy in 1994. Recently, the five teachers' unions refused to administer the Annual National Assessments. This action indicates some…
Descriptors: Social Differences, History, Democracy, Professional Autonomy
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Fomunyam, Kehdinga George – Perspectives in Education, 2017
South Africa as a nation became democratic in 1994 because of the end of apartheid. Since 1994, higher education has geared towards transformation and redress of the inequalities created by the inhuman policies of apartheid. While few applaudable steps have been taken towards this direction, South African higher education remains largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Nthontho, Maitumeleng Albertina – Africa Education Review, 2017
The idea of students participating in decisions that affect them as individuals, organisations and/or communities is recent and urgent. The participation of students in decision making has gained global support, yet it does not seem to be regarded as a main vehicle for promoting democracy in educational institutions. This conceptual paper aims at…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Student Participation, Democracy, Power Structure
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Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng; Mlambo, Yeukai Angela – Comparative Education Review, 2017
The demise of apartheid in 1994 introduced many changes to the social, political, and economic sectors of South Africa with similar changes in the higher education sector. This article offers an integrative review and analysis of higher education policies implemented and legislation passed that significantly impacted the nature of the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Policy Analysis, Access to Education
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Tomlin, Hannah – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
As international standards are continually publicized, countries across the globe have adapted educational policies to meet the demands of the global market, which has led to much emphasis on specific subjects and teaching methods. Although modern educational policies tend to focus on rhetoric about inclusion, systematic segregation remains in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Equal Education, Politics of Education
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Davids, Nuraan – Transformation in Higher Education, 2016
Universities, in their multiplex roles of social, political, epistemological and capital reform, are by their constitution expected to both symbolise and enact transformation. While institutions of higher education in South Africa have been terrains of protest and reform -- whether during apartheid or post-apartheid -- the intense multiplex roles…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Democracy, Social Development
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Hoadley, Ursula – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
The paper addresses the question of what we should make of Michael Young's recent work with respect to curriculum theory by considering the particular case of South African curriculum reform. The paper thus traces two trajectories: the evolution of Michael Young's ideas over time and South African curriculum reform in the post-apartheid period.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change, Educational Sociology
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du Plessis, Colleen; du Plessis, Theodorus – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2015
Disparities emanating from South Africa's apartheid history still pose a number of challenges to the country, especially in education. Since the transition to democracy in 1994, the prescribed government school curriculum has undergone several revisions in an endeavour to set standards and provide instruction of a high quality. On the language…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Educational Policy, Grade 12, High School Students
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