Making a new South African learner: an analysis of the South African schools act

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dc.description.abstract This paper interrogates the relationship between South Africa's most important piece of educational policy, the South African Schools Act (SASA) (Republic of South Africa, 1996b), and learner identity. It seeks to understand how this central piece of South African educational legislation foreshadows, intersects with, foregrounds, prescribes and/or disturbs dominant notions of South African learner identity. What does the SASA say about the South African learner and particularly about what it expects the learner to be? The perspective used in this paper is that identity is constructed from history, memory, social and cultural institutions and power apparatuses. The specific interest of the paper is not to look so much at the mediation of identity in its practical forms, as in actual interchanges between subjects in the classroom, but to develop an understanding of the symbols and signifiers that are privileged in the formal and legal prescripts that surround the process of mediation. What significance this holds for the achievement of equality and justice in South Africa is what is explored here. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Earthscan en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject EQUALITY en
dc.title Making a new South African learner: an analysis of the South African schools act en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 36(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Office of the CEO en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Perspectives in Education en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Bloemfontein en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11201 en
dc.PageNumber 147-157 en
dc.outputnumber 10327 en
dc.bibliographictitle Soudien, C. (2019) Making a new South African learner: an analysis of the South African schools act. Perspectives in Education. 36(2):147-157. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Soudien, C. en

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