"Crises and disruptions: educational reflections, (re)imaginings, and (re)vitalization"

OUTPUT TYPE: Conference or seminar papers
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): Y.Sayed, A.Cooper, V.John
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, EDUCATION, INEQUALITIES
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 12780
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/

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Abstract

COVID-19 as a crisis, it is not exceptional in its effect on education. We "situate the crisis in its historical, economic, and political contexts, illustrating how crisis and violence intersect as structural conditions of late modernity, capitalism, and their education systems...This lays the foundation to analyze how it has been interpreted through three sets of policy imaginaries: learning loss, building back better and by solutions primarily based on techno education" we present, in the final section, an alternative radical vision that calls on a sociology of possibilities and pedagogies of hope that we see to be central to a new people centered education imaginary to disrupt current inequalities.