South Africa: the struggle for social justice and citizenship in South African education

SOURCE: The Palgrave international handbook of education for citizenship and social justice
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Soudien
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Petersen
KEYWORDS: CITIZENSHIP, EDUCATION, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, SOCIAL INCLUSION
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9615

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Abstract

This chapter draws on the major issues in South Africa???s modern history to see how the post-apartheid government which came into power in 1994 has responded to the demands and requirements of citizenship and social justice with respect to education. It makes the argument that South Africa is an important global social laboratory. It attempts to locate the place of education in the process of building the dignity of all people.