The History of Education Under Apartheid, 1948-1994: The Doors of Learning and Culture Shall be Opened

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Peter Kallaway
P. Lang, Jan 1, 2002 - Education - 399 pages
The issue of education in apartheid South Africa has provided one of the most fascinating anomalies in modern educational history. For those of us who were schooled under apartheid, who were teachers in government schools, and who marched with the teachers and scholars in the seemingly endless cycles of resistance and repression, it was often difficult to imagine a world without the injustices, the restrictions, and the suffering that apartheid education wrought. For the critics in the international forum, apartheid education became a symbol of all the injustices of colonialism and racism in the Post-War world. The struggles of the students of SOWETO in 1976 became the struggles of all democrats and committed educators throughout the world. Yet the analysis of history of education under apartheid has ironically only attracted limited attention from historians and educators. This collection has drawn together twenty-five of the foremost scholars in the field in the hope that their contributionscan provide the foundation for a comprehensive investigation of this topic. Greater critical insight into the legacy of apartheid education can only enhance the quality of contemporary policy development. Contents: Peter Kallaway: Introduction - Brahm Fleisch: State Formation and the Origins of Bantu Education - Cynthia Kros: W.W.M. Eiselen: Architect of Apartheid Education - Andre Kraak: Discursive Shifts and Structural Continuities in South African Vocational Education and Training: 1981-1999 - Linda Chisholm: Continuity and Change in Education Policy Research and Borrowing in South Africa - Linda Cooper/Sally Andrew/Jonathan Grossman/Salim Vally: &la" Schools of Labour and &la" Labour'sSchools: Worker Education Under Apartheid - Fhulu Nekhwevha: The Influence of Paulo Freire's &la" Pedagogy of Knowing on the South African Education Struggle in the 1970s and 1980s - Teresa Barnes/Thandiwe Haya: Educational Resistance in Context: Zingisa Educational Pro

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The Editor: Peter Kallaway is Professor of Education at the University of the Western Cape. He is a graduate of Rhodes University, the University of Cape Town and the University of London and has been a member of the educational profession in South Africa since the sixties, as a high school history teacher, a teacher educator, and a historian and critic of apartheid education. His publications include Apartheid and Education: The Education of Black South Africans (1984) and Education after Apartheid: South African Education in Transition (1997). He has edited a wide range of journal publications, is on the editorial board of Pedagogica Historica, and is a corresponding member of the board of History of Education.

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