A Tale of Three Countries: Social Sciences Curriculum by Piet Naude, Nico Cloete

By Piet Naude, Nico Cloete

Greater schooling in Southern Africa has confronted exceptional swap during the last few years in Namibia and Mozambique post-colonial structures have needed to be formed opposed to the backdrop of dramatic political and socio-economic advancements, whereas in South Africa a post-apartheid approach, which goals to redress pas inequalities and reply to the wishes of a democratic society, is rising. A story of 3 international locations - a collaborative attempt by means of colleagues from Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa - argues that the center of upper schooling transformation lies within the curriculum. The textual content strikes from in-depth discussions of the theoretical matters at stake, to case reviews and genuine curriculum transformation efforts within the Social Sciences. It presents an perception into how worldwide questions in better schooling reminiscent of epistemic values, the relation among collage and society, modes of data creation, educational governance constructions, and commonly used measure results are contextualised in South Africa. a person attracted to the quick relocating debate on universities will locate this assortment a valuable discussion companion.

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By Piet Naude, Nico Cloete

Greater schooling in Southern Africa has confronted exceptional swap during the last few years in Namibia and Mozambique post-colonial structures have needed to be formed opposed to the backdrop of dramatic political and socio-economic advancements, whereas in South Africa a post-apartheid approach, which goals to redress pas inequalities and reply to the wishes of a democratic society, is rising. A story of 3 international locations - a collaborative attempt by means of colleagues from Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa - argues that the center of upper schooling transformation lies within the curriculum. The textual content strikes from in-depth discussions of the theoretical matters at stake, to case reviews and genuine curriculum transformation efforts within the Social Sciences. It presents an perception into how worldwide questions in better schooling reminiscent of epistemic values, the relation among collage and society, modes of data creation, educational governance constructions, and commonly used measure results are contextualised in South Africa. a person attracted to the quick relocating debate on universities will locate this assortment a valuable discussion companion.

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Shaull, in Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1993: 16), writes: There is no such thing as a neutral educational process. Education either functions as an instrument to facilitate the integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system, or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women participate in the transformation of their world. As we all know, one of the pillars upon which apartheid stood was its education policy, which provided an inferior education to black people.

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Shaull, in Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1993: 16), writes: There is no such thing as a neutral educational process. Education either functions as an instrument to facilitate the integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system, or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women participate in the transformation of their world. As we all know, one of the pillars upon which apartheid stood was its education policy, which provided an inferior education to black people.

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