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Masehela, Boledi; Pillay, Venitha – Perspectives in Education, 2014
This study seeks to understand the reasons that allow a parent, a principal and a teacher to maintain silence when young girls under their care are sexually abused. Put another way, it attempts to explain what it is about sexual abuse that makes these parties relinquish their role as protectors of innocent children. This paper, based on a larger…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Abuse, Rural Schools, Cultural Influences
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Tjabane, Masebala; Pillay, Venitha – Perspectives in Education, 2011
This paper attempts to develop a conceptualisation of social justice in higher education based on a close reading of the current literature in the field. An important assumption we make is that higher education is a valuable mechanism for social justice. We set the literature against policy documents that detail South African aspirations with…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Social Change, Public Policy
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Pillay, Venitha – Perspectives in Education, 2007
This conversation piece is intended to provoke thought on the relationship, if any, between education and thinking. It suggests that thinking requires more (perhaps less) than education.
Descriptors: Tales, Story Telling, Role of Education, Cognitive Processes
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Pillay, Venitha – Perspectives in Education, 2004
This article seeks to understand the effects of educational change on the people in the change environment through a focus on the micropolitics of change. The views of individuals involved in a specific restructuring process are examined within the context of the current literature on the micropolitics of educational change.
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Restructuring, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education