Learning for living: towards a new vision for post-school learning in South Africa

PUBLICATION YEAR: 2018
TITLE EDITOR(S): I.Baatjes
KEYWORDS: #FEESMUSTFALL, FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET), POST-MATRIC EDUCATION, POST-SCHOOL EDUCATION, POVERTY, QUALITY OF LIFE, QUALITY OF LIFE
Web link: https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/learning-for-living
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10381

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Abstract

The post-school education and training system in South Africa has been the focus of much attention since the establishment of the Department of Higher Education and Training in 2009. In the context of deepening inequality, poverty and unemployment, the need for a humanising, liberating and critical approach to learning and pedagogy in post-school education is becoming urgent. The rural and urban voices that speak in this book tell us that the current system is out of touch with the ways in which they are making a life. Learning for Living challenges policy makers, researchers, educators and civil society organisations to think critically about the relationship between post-school education and the world of work, and about how to transform the post-school system to better serve the needs and interests of rural and urban communities. It issues a call to action, and proposes key principles to inform an alternative vision of post-school learning.