Critical teaching under the Bantu education system

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Ursula Anne Margaret, 1956-
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa
dc.creator Dlamini, S. Nombuso, 1962-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:39Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.other LC 2808 S69 D52 1990
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22208
dc.description v, 122 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 117-119).
dc.description.abstract Bantu Education is a part of the overall, well-considered policy of systematically maintaining white hegemony over blacks so that the former may continuously exploit the latter. This study examines, in general, how Bantu education serves the economic, ideological and political functions of maintaining, reinforcing and producing the relations of production under apartheid. It specifically looks at the complexities of teacher classroom practices at how these practices are influenced by government policy on education and by the pressures exerted on teachers by students, parents and their own political consciousness. In this study, I explore the ways in which some teachers struggle to make learning under apartheid more 'empowering'. I conclude, however, by arguing that because of the lack of a critical awareness by teachers and the level of ability of teachers based on lack of training and exposure, such empowering practices are minimal and controversial. In order for any meaningful changes to occur within the education system, it is essential for teachers to develop a 'critical consciousness', in which the inequalities of apartheid South Africa are recognized and addressed in pedagogical practices.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LC2808.S69
dc.subject.lcsh Bantu-speaking peoples -- Education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Educational sociology -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers and community -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination in education -- South Africa
dc.title Critical teaching under the Bantu education system
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Education
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Faculty of Education
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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