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Schwab-Cartas, Joshua; Mitchell, Claudia – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
This polyvocal text is both a narrative and a dialogue between two scholar-activist researchers working in rural communities in distinct parts of the world--South Africa and Southern Mexico--sharing their experiences of using cellular phone and camcorders, while also exploring the potential sustainability of these technologies in the context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Video Technology, Community Study
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Strong-Wilson, Teresa; Mitchell, Claudia; Morrison,, Connie; Radford,, Linda; Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen – McGill Journal of Education, 2014
We explore the place that the digital can occupy in teachers' pedagogical practices around social justice and especially how memory-work can deepen and enhance teacher practices. Like Walter Benjamin, we see memory as being a medium for exploring the past and where the digital provides greater opportunities for teachers to work productively across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Social Justice, Memory
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Vally, Salim; Bofelo, Mphutlane Wa; Treat, John – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
Worker education played a crucial role in the development of the trade union movement in South Africa and in the broader struggle for social transformation. This article reviews key moments and dynamics in the trajectory of worker education in South Africa. We argue that international developments, the rise of neoliberalism, and the negotiated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unions, Labor Education, Social Change
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Bofelo, Mphutlane; Shah, Anitha; Moodley, Kessie; Cooper, Linda; Jones, Barbara – McGill Journal of Education, 2013
This article argues that the model of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in use at the Workers' College in South Africa may be seen as a form of "radical pedagogy." Drawing on documentary sources, focus group interviews with staff, and observations, it describes an educational philosophy which aims to build the competencies of activists…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Focus Groups, Interviews
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Mitchell, Claudia; Stuart, Jean; Moletsane, Relebohile; Nkwanyana, Callistus Bheka – McGill Journal of Education, 2006
In this article, we draw on the example of the Friday Absenteeism Project, a photo voice project with sixth grade learners in a rural KwaZulu-Natal school, to interrogate the nature of participatory process and cultural production. In so doing, we explore a number of critical issues related to youth participation, including ethics, citizenship and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Social Change, Ethics, Democracy
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Mlamleli, Olly; Mabelane, Pontsho; Napo, Vernet; Sibiya, Ntombi; Free, Valerie – McGill Journal of Education, 2000
Focuses on the problem of gender-based violence and sexual harassment in South African schools. Describes South African Departments of Education strategies and initiatives used to change attitudes and behaviors. Explores the role of the National Department of Education, teachers, students, and school policy. (CMK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Abdi, Ali A. – McGill Journal of Education, 1998
Examines women's education and related issues in South Africa in light of restrictions on educational spending imposed by Structural Adjustment Programs stipulated by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Argues that the contraction of educational resources will have a strong negative effect on women's education, particularly for black…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education