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Bipath, Keshni; Venketsamy, Roy; Naidoo, Linda – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Teacher absenteeism is of concern in today's developing educational climate. In South Africa, where education itself is a contested terrain, and decades of disadvantage still impact resources and skills, despite democracy, it is a compelling challenge. This paper, based on a study of how independent primary schools in Gauteng, South Africa, manage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attendance, Employee Absenteeism, Elementary School Teachers
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Wolhuter, Charl; van der Walt, JL – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this article is to explicate and critically assess the roles and impact of the two major societal forces currently driving the global education expansion project, namely the neoliberal economic revolution and the creed of human rights. The article provides a framework for the collection of articles following in this special issue in…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Civil Rights, Global Education, Educational Policy
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Marovah, Tendayi – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The need to include citizenship education in the school curriculum has been considered as significant for advancing democratic values, social justice, and human development. Debates on citizenship formation focus on various dimensions, such as human rights and global citizenship with limited focus on how "curriculum transposition" of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Social Justice
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Mfuthwana, Thembeka; Dreyer, Lorna M. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The international debate on colonisation is gaining momentum, primarily in the Americas, Africa and Australasia. Recent incidents in South Africa, such as the Fallist movement and the protest over rules on black girls' hair at certain schools, have sparked renewed debates on (de-)colonisation in the education system. It has become critical that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Social History, World History
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Muthukrishna, Nithi; Engelbrecht, Petra – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The article proposes the need for the decolonising of the inclusive education movement in Southern African educational contexts. It draws on the authors' own research and reflexive engagement over the last five years on inclusive education policy formulation and implementation in selected Southern African contexts, namely, Botswana, Namibia, South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Low Income Groups, Social Justice
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Zembylas, Michalinos – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article is an attempt to bring theoretical concepts offered by decolonial theories into conversation with 'humanising pedagogy.' The question that drives this analysis is: What are the links between humanisation and the decolonisation of higher education, and what does this imply for pedagogical praxis? This intervention offers valuable…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Humanization
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Cherrington, Avivit M. – South African Journal of Education, 2018
It is written that hope is contagious: once ignited it gains momentum, and is self-sustaining. My research project sought to stimulate dialogue and critical thinking with second year education students about what hope and hopeful schools mean to them as future teachers. The aim of this critical transformative study was to explore how the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Psychological Patterns, Social Change
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Stuurman, Sonwabo – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Higher Education in South Africa has been in crisis over recent years. University systems in many parts of South Africa have witnessed student protest, as well as ongoing violence, resulting in many campuses turning into spaces of violent confrontation between students and police. This paper examines student social activism in the higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Activism, Student Participation
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Mahabeer, Pryah – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Over 21 years into democracy and the commitment for radical transformation in education, South Africa continues to adopt and adapt international imperatives and standardisations in pursuit of first world rankings. Ironically, notions of indigenisation, decolonisation and Africanisation of the curriculum have become catch words of the day. In the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Land Settlement, Social Justice
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Walters, Shirley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This paper considers the importance of 'in-between spaces' within the academy for challenging dominant institutional culture and hegemonic power relations towards a 'de-colonised' university. It questions 'mainstreaming' of transformational initiatives, as this can bring about regulation, rather than the turbulence that is often what is needed for…
Descriptors: School Culture, Power Structure, Universities, Lifelong Learning
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Mampane, Ruth M.; Omidire, Margaret F.; Aluko, Folake Ruth – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The recent student unrest in South African public higher education institutions highlighted the call for the decolonisation of education across post-colonial countries. This research explored the construct of the "decolonisation of education" through the lens of students of different nationalities across Africa, their perspectives on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Policy, Transformative Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Ismail, Salma – South African Journal of Education, 2018
This article reflects on work as a radical-feminist adult educator and as part of a group of academics from 10 universities who have developed new national qualifications in the Adult Education Community and Training Sector (ACET) for Higher Education in South Africa. The qualification will respond to the training needs of Adult Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Social Justice, Adult Education
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Sathorar, Heloise; Geduld, Deidre – South African Journal of Education, 2018
We live in a dynamic world, characterised by major economic, technological and social change. Decolonising teacher education is embedded in a critical approach that aims to create counterhegemonic intellectual spaces in which new worldviews can unfold, in ways that can lead us toward change of praxis. The idea for this article was born out of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Bachelors Degrees
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McAteer, Mary; Wood, Lesley – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The need to work in partnership with communities in a meaningful and impactful way has become a core part of university planning in many countries around the world. In the Global South, the potential for the Eurocentric knowledges and power structures to dominate such partnerships is pervasive. This article reports on findings of a participatory…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Universities, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Mheta, Gift; Lungu, Bwalya Nyangu; Govender, Thaiurie – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The call for the decolonisation of universities and curricula in South Africa was at the centre of the 2015 Fallist protests. The protests, which left a trail of destruction and many universities closed for periods of time, had as one of their positive outcomes the precipitation of a renewed interest in the decolonisation of university education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Land Settlement
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