The challenges of education and development in twenty-first century South Africa

Badat, S. (2009) The challenges of education and development in twenty-first century South Africa. In: 15th Annual Conference of the Headmasters of the Traditional State Boy’s Schools of South Africa, 26 August 2009, Queens College, Queenstown, South Africa. (Unpublished)

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[from the introduction] I have chosen to address the theme of The Challenges of Education and Development in the Twenty First Century. This is not only an extremely important theme but also one that is both complex and broad and can be approached in many different ways. With respect to complexity, the concepts of education and development, like the concepts of freedom and democracy, are defined in various ways and have a variety of meanings associated with them. Moreover, notions of education and development are not neutral in that they are embedded in different views of the world and society, including views on what constitutes a just and good society. Further, the choices, policies, actions and practices that are associated with particular conceptions of education and development are not benign in that they have real and differential effects on different social classes and groups in society.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information:Keynote Address at the 15th Annual Conference of the Headmasters of the Traditional State Boy’s Schools of South Africa, Queens College, Queenstown, 26 August 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords:South Africa; education; policy; development; challenges; relationship; 21st Century; contemporary; role; social transformation; early childhood education; literacy; illiteracy; drop-outs; learning; teaching; leadership
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Vice-Chancellor's Office
ID Code:1501
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:28 Sep 2009
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:20
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