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Paulson, Julia; Bellino, Michelle J. – Comparative Education, 2017
Transitional justice and education both occupy increasingly prominent space on the international peacebuilding agenda, though less is known about the ways they might reinforce one another to contribute towards peace. This paper presents a cross-national analysis of truth commission (TC) reports spanning 1980-2015, exploring the range of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Peace, Social Change, Civil Rights
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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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Hurst, Ellen; Mona, Msakha – Education as Change, 2017
South African higher education relies primarily on English as the medium of education. This is a result of the colonial history of the country, yet it disadvantages a large section of South African students who undertake their education in a language that is not their first language. It also reproduces the monolingual norm and anglonormativity.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Higher Education, Code Switching (Language)
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Müller, Marguerite – Education as Change, 2017
In this performative text a narrative arts-based approach is used to explore the connections between educator identity and the current issues arising in the broader South African higher education landscape. Written as a fictional narrative it is an exploration of some of my experiences at the University of the Free State between 2014 and 2016. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Carstens, Delphi – Education as Change, 2017
This paper uses Deleuzoguattarian schizoanalysis to interrogate concepts of social justice in relation to the crisis of neo-liberal capitalism by referring to the work of the Situationist International movement, the posthuman philosophy of Giles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as well as Afrofuturism. Providing an array of new theoretical responses as…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Praxis, Social Justice, Neoliberalism
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Ngubane-Mokiwa, Sindile A. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This conceptual and exploratory article seeks to explore the implications of the University of South Africa's (Unisa) shift from open distance learning (ODL) to open distance e-learning (ODeL) on Teacher Education. In addition, the article problematizes the shift as a policy imperative. Unisa's mandate to provide teacher education opportunities to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Open Universities, Distance Education
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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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Vally, Salim; Motala, Enver – Education as Change, 2017
This article conceptualises the overall relationship between a democratic society, socially useful labour and its implications for education and training and unemployment, particularly youth unemployment. The article analyses the ideas and practices that are dominant in the language, ideologies and practices of human capital theory--a theory which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Democratic Values, Unemployment
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Cordeiro-Rodrigues, Luis – Education as Change, 2017
In a recent article in this journal, Vorster and Quinn offered a set of recommendations on how academic staff developers can advise university lecturers on decolonising their curricula and methods. Their main advice was to integrate more African cultural elements into their teaching. However, Vorster and Quinn's advice is rather general. In this…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Practices
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Allais, Stephanie – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper engages with an extensive body of research by David Raffe to explore what it means to say that a qualifications framework "works", in light of the limited evidence to support the claims made about this popular policy phenomenon. The framework regarded as the most successful, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, is…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Classification, Education Work Relationship, Context Effect
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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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Reygan, Finn; Steyn, Melissa – Africa Education Review, 2017
The notion of essentialised racial difference was a keystone of apartheid education which served to cement white supremacy in South Africa. More recently there is a need for socially-just education that requires a robust analytical orientation in interrogating power, privilege and difference. Therefore this article engages the following questions:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Differences, Social Change, Educational Philosophy
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Maringe, Felix; Ojo, Emmanuel; Chiramba, Otilia – European Education, 2017
This article argues that there are disjunctures between theory and practice related to the integration of refugee students in higher education. Using a theoretical approach, the article explores policy and approaches to refugee integration and identifies the causes of the theory-practice disjunctures. It suggests a framework that other researchers…
Descriptors: Trauma, Higher Education, Refugees, Theory Practice Relationship
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Dominguez-Whitehead, Yasmine – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
Globally, food concerns in higher education have emerged as an issue of critical importance. Food acquisition struggles and high rates of food insecurity among students have been documented, yet food within higher education continues to be an under-researched area of study. This paper calls for advancing research that critically engages with food…
Descriptors: Food, Higher Education, Social Justice, Ethics
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