Culture, Education, and Development in South Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Culture, Education, and Development in South Africa: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Ali A. Abdi
     
 

ISBN-10: 089789815X

ISBN-13: 9780897898157

Pub. Date: 10/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

With the fall of apartheid in South Africa, expectations were high for the enfranchisement of the acutely underdeveloped majority in South Africa. But problems abound, and this educational study looks critically at the educational situation and puts forth a number of proposals that could produce better results in contemporary South Africa.

Abdi urges that beyond

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Overview

With the fall of apartheid in South Africa, expectations were high for the enfranchisement of the acutely underdeveloped majority in South Africa. But problems abound, and this educational study looks critically at the educational situation and puts forth a number of proposals that could produce better results in contemporary South Africa.

Abdi urges that beyond the celebratory platforms of the political triumph over apartheid, there must be effective and culturally inclusive programs of education for the development of the highly disenfranchsed majority in South Africa.

Deliberate programs of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa resulted in inferior education, cultural marginalization, political oppression, economic exploitation and resulting underdevelopment in the lives of the disenfranchised majority. In addition to historical and contemporary analysis, this study looks at the possibilities of formulating and implementing new programs of education and development that could effectively deal with such current problems as chronic unemployment, skyrocketing crime rates, stagnating learning systems, and the continuing formations of a huge underclass that may be losing its stake in the promised post-apartheid project.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897898157
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2001
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

History of education in South Africa: a general overview

Afrikaner nationalism and the birth of institutionalized apartheid

Culture and development with reference to the South African situation

Post-apartheid South Africa: integrated education in the context of political and cultural transformation

Multiculturalism and multicultural education in South Africa

Multicultural education for development: select analysis and proposals

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