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Idahosa, Grace Ese-osa; Vincent, Louise – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Scholars writing on agency argue that normally, individuals who experience social structures as comfortable will tend to want to reproduce them while those who experience these structures as oppressive will want to change them. This is a bleak outlook because it suggests that those in positions of power and influence are less likely to seek to…
Descriptors: Social Structure, Critical Theory, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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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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Shalem, Yael; Allais, Stephanie – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This paper examines two influential views within the sociology of knowledge, specifically in literature examining relationships between knowledge, curriculum, and social justice, located in the South African context of extreme inequality and poverty. The first emphasizes the role of disciplines in creating criteria of powerful knowledge, arguing…
Descriptors: Sociology, Knowledge Level, Intellectual Disciplines, Social Justice
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Ngabaza, Sisa; Shefer, Tamara – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
South African schools are tasked with providing sexuality education through the Life Orientation curriculum as a means of challenging continued high rates of HIV, unwanted pregnancy and gender-based violence. While in theory schools are well positioned to provide appropriate knowledge for reproductive health and navigating sexual challenges within…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Foreign Countries, Violence
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Young-Jahangeer, Miranda; Horner, Bridget – Research in Drama Education, 2019
South African education is in crisis, which also presents an opportunity for innovation and experimentation. This paper describes and analyses one such pedagogical experiment with a combined class of Architecture and Applied Theatre students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. Students were taken through a critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Theater Arts
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Murray, Jaclyn; Rudolph, Norma – Journal of Pedagogy, 2019
Following calls for diverse and contextual perspectives of the rich lives of young children, their families and communities from/in the Global South, this paper presents critical reflections emerging from a three-year (2016-2019) community-based Integrated Approach to Early Childhood Development (ECD) project implemented in the rural Eastern Cape…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Angu, Pineteh E. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article analyses literacy narratives of first-year students at a South African university. It uses excerpts from the literacy narratives to explain how this writing genre serves as an outlet for reconstructing experiences of social injustice and agency. The article discusses how students' experiences of social injustice and their sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Development, Literacy
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Strong, Krystal – Urban Education, 2018
Despite experiencing a proliferation of youth-led mobilizations in recent years, Africa remains peripheral to the analysis of the U.S.-centered Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). This article explores points of convergence and tension between African uprisings and the M4BL, with a focus on two movements at the intersection of education and activism:…
Descriptors: Activism, Blacks, Foreign Countries, African Americans
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Luescher, Thierry M. – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2018
Quality enhancement in student affairs is an integral part of professional practice, and its documentation and reflective evaluation are important in the ongoing professionalisation of student affairs in Africa. This article proposes a way of conceptualising a reflective scholarship of practice in student affairs in Africa and method to conduct…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Personnel Services, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Agbaria, Ayman K. – Intercultural Education, 2018
Focusing on education policy and politics in Israel, this essay examines how ethnic segregation is established and sheds light on the latest curricular developments that place a heavy emphasis on Jewish identity. The first part of the paper underscores the rising influence of the radical right in Israel and it's political theology. The second part…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Fongwa, Samuel N. – Education as Change, 2018
With a growing culture of accountability and institutional "managerialism" at universities and other higher education institutions, graduate employability and actual employment outcomes have become key indicators for higher education success. Research on graduate outcomes has gained significant currency among national governments,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Higher Education
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Almeida, Shana; Kumalo, Siseko H. – Education as Change, 2018
The ways in which Africanisation and decolonisation in the South African academy have been framed and carried out have been called into question over the past several years, most notably in relation to modes of silencing and epistemic negation, which have been explicitly challenged through the student actions. In a similar vein, Canada's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Land Settlement, Indigenous Knowledge
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Davids, Nuraan – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
Education in democratic South Africa has been saddled with the extraordinary task of sanitising a once dehumanising and splintered education system into a singular narrative of social justice and creative, problem-solving individuals. This extraordinary effort has witnessed a pendulum swing from the openness of outcomes-based education, to a less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Assessment, Measurement
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Kruger, Frans; Le Roux, Adré – Education as Change, 2017
The wave of student-led protests that have taken place across the South African higher education landscape over the last two years provides us, as teacher educators, with the opportune time to reflect on how our pedagogical practices relate to larger societal transformative imperatives. We engage with the relationship between pedagogical practices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Educational Practices, Politics of Education
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van Heerden, Chantelle Gray – Education as Change, 2017
Positing existence in terms of difference and becoming as substantive, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari are interested in ways of thinking and being that lie outside of institutionalised knowledge and the semiotic chains and regimes of power that sustain it. Although this line of thinking is not applied to pedagogy itself in a sustained manner in…
Descriptors: Praxis, Educational Practices, Scholarship, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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