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Title:The absence of a home curriculum in post-apartheid education in South Africa
Author:Maile, SimeonISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1818-6874)
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:100-117
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:schooling
Africanization
curriculum development
bureaucracy
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/18186874.2011.650852
Abstract:While it is important that education be relevant to the context of students, education systems struggle to introduce curricula that relate to the context of students. In South Africa the national curriculum, which is outcomes based, attempts to address the local context of students by introducing critical outcomes restricted to learning areas, and guide classroom methodology, the selection of content and the motivations for teaching and learning. In this article the author argues that due to centralization and bureaucratization, the national curriculum does not sufficiently address the context of students. In the analysis, the author discusses critical aspects of the curriculum development process, and argues that in order to address the local context, the home curriculum must be introduced in schools. In this way the education system will be striving for the Africanization of education. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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