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Vally, Salim – Education as Change, 2020
In this article I discuss the vision of education for liberation during the antiapartheid struggle in South Africa. The article focuses specifically on "People's Education" and "Workers' Education". Instead of an instrumental role for education reduced solely to the labour market requirements of business, economic growth and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education
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Odrowaz-Coates, Anna – Education as Change, 2020
This article draws on chaos theory to critically analyse the recent higher education reforms that have been taking place in Poland. The argument launched in this article aims to show that the reforms are based primarily on neoliberal foundations and to expose the linguistic dominance of the English language in neoliberal settings. The English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Neoliberalism, Higher Education
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Zondi, Nompumelelo B. – Education as Change, 2020
Although viewed (and dismissed) by many as primarily a tool for communication, language (and literature) cannot be understood only in relation to "what" it communicates. A study of "how" it is shaped uncovers the social forces that provide its broad and complex template in the acts of reading and writing. This article focuses…
Descriptors: African Languages, Literature, Blacks, Authors
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Koca-Atabey, Müjde – Education as Change, 2020
This article aims to revisit the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) from the perspective of disability studies. The SPE is an issue that inevitably comes to light while teaching Social Psychology and how it contributes to a different course titled Psychological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Disabilities. The SPE presents a pioneering piece of…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Social Psychology, Experiments
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Nel, Norma; Wang, Linpu; Krog, Soezin; Lebeloane, L. D. M. Oupa – Education as Change, 2019
A South African university and a Chinese university embarked on a collaborative research project in 2014. The project was propelled by the introduction of Mandarin as a second additional language in South African schools and Mandarin taught as a foreign language to non-Chinese learners and mixed-blood learners (one parent is ethnic Chinese) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, International Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Akala, Beatrice M'mboga – Education as Change, 2019
The greatest achievement of any education system lies in its ability to harness and develop human capabilities indiscriminately. This paper aims to show that the development of capabilities is crucial in bolstering individual well-being while at the same time propelling human beings to function adequately at various levels in society. I argue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Sex Fairness, College Students
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Gelmez, Özge Sanem Özates; Öngen, Çagil; Hatiboglu, Burcu – Education as Change, 2019
This qualitative research was based on structured small-group work conducted with 34 undergraduate social work students. It aimed to reveal students' understandings of their personal values and modes of evaluation, their views regarding the value base of social work, and the possible influence of their personal values on professional practice. The…
Descriptors: Social Work, Group Activities, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Kennemer, Crystal; Knaus, Christopher B. – Education as Change, 2019
This article presents findings from a critical race theory-informed qualitative study of three teachers in a township secondary school outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Based on a series of interviews conducted throughout the school day, this study demonstrates how teachers intentionally empower learners to navigate school infrastructures that…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Styles
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Shin, Kyunghee – Education as Change, 2019
Korea and the US have different levels of tolerance toward homosexuality. At the same time, the school in both countries is considered to reinforce homophobia and heteronormativity. This study focuses on juxtaposing Korean and American prospective teachers to compare their past and current understanding and attitudes toward homosexuality. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, LGBTQ People, Social Bias
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Bonzet, René; Frick, Beatrice Liezel – Education as Change, 2019
Leadership structures in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in South Africa face stark gender inequalities. Narratives of women currently in TVET leadership positions in the Western Cape province of South Africa might shed light on gender transformation in this sector. This article provides an insider perspective on 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Women Administrators, Gender Issues
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Oparinde, Kunle; Govender, Vaneshree – Education as Change, 2019
This paper discusses the role of postgraduate research in the construction of a renaissance Africa where African ways are represented in African research. The study contends that, through postgraduate research, African institutions can effectively impart significant intellectual development which will allow the continent to actively answer African…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Culture, Graduate Students, Student Research
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Sahin, Idris; Kesik, Fatma – Education as Change, 2019
This study presents a critical review of religious education policies and practices from the perspective of inclusion. In this sense, it raises the problematics of compulsory and optional religious education courses and Imam Hatip schools, which have an important place in state-religion relationships in Turkey as an inclusive education issue.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Botha, Liz Johanson; Hendricks, Monica – Education as Change, 2019
In South Africa and internationally, studies using post-structuralist frameworks and social theory have thrown light on the roles played by identity and the imagination and by school and the broader society in literacy acquisition. This article contributes to research on these themes, analysing extracts from literacy acquisition narratives written…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Philpott, Susan; Muthukrishna, Nithi – Education as Change, 2019
There have been significant recent developments in the policy arena in South Africa in respect of disability and of early childhood development viz. the "White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the National Integrated Early Childhood Development Policy." Using Bacchi's analytical framework encapsulated in the question,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Disabilities, Public Policy
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du Plessis, Gretchen Erika – Education as Change, 2019
This article, based on theoretical reflections and empirical examples, outlines dilemmas in the social positioning of postgraduate research when students are challenged with their locations as insiders and outsiders in terms of the issues they investigate in Development Studies. Encountering the "other" and oneself in, against and beyond…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Student Research
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