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...Country overview South Africa inherited a highly divided and segregated education system from the apartheid system, which was based on racial, economic, and social inequalities. Unfortunately, such inequalities continue to persist despite...

Community Involvement and Public Engagement in Early Childhood Education (South Africa)

Hasina Banu Ebrahim

Hasina Banu Ebrahim is a full professor and an early childhood researcher at the University of South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Understanding community involvement in ECE settings In South Africa, community involvement and its links to public engagement in early childhood education (ECE) before schooling is valued in its own right and for its potential to improve...

Inclusion and Marginalization of Learners in Secondary Education (South Africa)

Lawrence Meda

Lawrence Meda is Senior Lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on inclusion and marginalization in lower and upper secondary education Despite the fact that South Africa has numerous and well-articulated inclusive education policies for both lower and upper secondary education, a good number...

Assessment in Higher Education (South Africa)

Johann Dreyer

Johann Dreyer is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies at the University of South Africa, South Africa Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Faculty member evaluation Higher education (HE) institutions in South Africa (SA) are obliged to include student evaluations of faculty as part of their quality assurance measures (Council for Higher Education [CHE] 2004). In some...

The Role of NGOs in Supporting Education in Africa

Education and NGOs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter reviews some of the different ways and purposes for which education NGOs are formed. Using the example of one medium sized NGO, the Africa Educational Trust, it demonstrates how an organisation is often forced to change its...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Secondary Education (South Africa)

Sonti Zelma Mokobane

Sonti Zelma Mokobane is a lecturer at the University of Pretoria, South Africa Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Research on special needs education and disabilities Special needs education is the practice of educating students with special educational needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. A broad range of learning...

Life in the Principalship during Challenging Times: A New South African Principal’s Perspective

New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Background Frank Joubert Primary School is situated in Schauderville, a suburb of the coastal city of Port-Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. The school caters to students in grades 1 through 7. There are 582 students...

Factors Affecting the Success of First Generation University Students at a South African University

Understanding Experiences of First Generation University Students : Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Methodologies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become...

Building Teachers’ Capacity for Inclusive Education in South Africa and Zimbabwe through CPD

Continuing Professional Teacher Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Improving Teaching and Learning

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction The provision of education in both South Africa and Zimbabwe has been strongly shaped by the inequalities of their colonial pasts...

Controlling the Body: Sport, Politics, and the Sport for Development Movement

Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein is the Ben and Susan Rhodes Professor of Peace and Social Justice at Illinois Wesleyan University, USA, where he is Chair of the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice. Apart from Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse, he has published four books and over fifty journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has served as an associate editor of the Comparative Education Review, and parliamentarian to the Board of Directors of the Comparative and International Education Society. He also is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors of the Scholars at Risk Network, an international organization of over 500 universities around the world, dedicated to protecting scholars in danger while promoting academic freedom advocacy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Affect Theory and Comparative Education Discourse : Essays on Fear and Loathing in Response to Global Educational Policy and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction In Chapters 1 and 2, we have explored the relationship between affect and education with reference to social memory and aesthetic performativity. In this chapter, we extend the discussion to discuss the relationship between...