Prof Crain Soudien

DEPARTMENT: Office of the CEO (OCEO)
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EMAIL: csoudien@hsrc.ac.za

Prof Crain Soudien is the Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council. He holds an M.Ed from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and obtained a PhD in Education from the same university in 1996.

Before joining the HSRC in September 2015, he was a Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He remains a professor in the School of Education at UCT.

His areas of research interest include: social difference, culture, education policy, comparative education, educational change, public history and popular culture.

Prof Soudien's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of more than 180 articles, reviews, reports, and book chapters. His most recent work, published in Pedagogy, Culture & Society, draws on intentionality systems theory to begin a discussion about the relationship between the act of violence and thinking.

Recent

The right to education in South Africa: the struggle continues

South Africa has, over recent decades, developed an extensive framework of legislation and policy, to give effect to the right to basic education for ....

The relevance of sociology for education

The purpose of this chapter is to explain what the discipline of sociology is and how it is relevant for the study of education. The chapter begins wi....

The Nelson Mandela initiative: the challenges of a partnership between the state, civil society and the university

This brief contribution is part of a larger intellectual project to determine whether there is in the work and experience of the MI a specific methodo....

Leading in the South African higher education

This chapter begins with a brief review of the major leadership theories in the discussion. It then moves on to an analysis of the nature and structu....

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

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 r....

Coming to self-awareness: in search of an education for non-violence

This paper draws on intentionality systems theory to begin a discussion about the relationship between the act of violence and thinking. The context a....

Looking backwards: how to be a South African university

In this paper, the author argues that the contemporary South African university cannot be understood and engaged with outside of an appreciation of it....

Of false-starts, blind spots, cul-de-sacs and legitimacy struggles: the curriculum debate in South African higher education

The purpose of this article is to attempt to bring into fuller perspective than has hitherto been done the issues of the affective in the curriculum d....

Curriculum, knowledge and the idea of South Africa

South Africa is an important social space in world history and politics for understanding how the modern world comes to deal with the questions of soc....

Nelson Mandela, Robben Island and the imagination of a new South Africa

This article is concentrating on Mandela and seek to show how, through his participation in debate and study, he evolved a particular approach to thin....

The struggle to reform the state of South Africa's education: the post-apartheid experience

The purpose of this chapter is to assess how well the country has managed since the advent of democracy in 1994. The contribution describes the apart....

Shaping social literacy through HIV in higher education curricula

This article outlines a case for curriculum transformation in respect of HIV education, spearheaded in part by policy debates in the South African Hig....