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The writing's on the wall ... and in other forbidden places: youth using languaging practices to mediate the past in formal and informal learning spaces

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:29:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:29:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13652
dc.description.abstract This chapter is firmly located in the 'after-life' of my doctoral research, a period that has been incredibly productive for looking at what I did in new ways, in conversation with colleagues who have used different conceptual approaches. My PhD explored a language and a place, neither of which I fully understand. I was not raised up speaking this language, or living in this place. The language could be called Kaapse Afrikaans, an informal version of Afrikaans. I have called the place Rosemary Gardens to protect the identities of the people whose words I 'took' or 'documented', depending on how you interpret these things. I worked with young people in Rosemary Gardens partly because it made me feel better about myself, that I was atoning for my whiteness. But also because I learnt about myself, the places that I live in and the divisions between myself and others through this work. As a researcher working for the Extra-Mural Education Project (EMEP), a position I held while completing my PhD, I will never forget how students at schools I visited would ask me uncle, what country are you from? The only white people they saw were German and American volunteers; it was unfathomable to them that I could have been born 10 kilometres away from where they lived, and that we shared a city, a nationality, a continent. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher AFRICAN SUN MeDIA en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject LANGUAGES en
dc.subject FORMAL LEARNING SPACES en
dc.subject INFORMAL LEARNING SPACES en
dc.title The writing's on the wall ... and in other forbidden places: youth using languaging practices to mediate the past in formal and informal learning spaces en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle The educational practices and pathways of South African students across power-marginalised spaces en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Fataar, A. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Stellenbosch en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10791 en
dc.PageNumber 135-192 en
dc.outputnumber 9869 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cooper, A. (2018) The writing's on the wall ... and in other forbidden places: youth using languaging practices to mediate the past in formal and informal learning spaces. In: Fataar, A. (ed).<i>The educational practices and pathways of South African students across power-marginalised spaces</i>. Stellenbosch: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA. 135-192. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cooper, A. en


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