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Democratic Transformation of Education in South Africa

27–28 September 2000, Stellenbosch Lodge Country Hotel, Stellenbosch

From Angola in the south-west through the Congos to Sudan in the north-west, a conflict zone exists which passes through the heart of Africa. Over the past four decades this has accounted for the death of millions, while contributing to the displacement of millions more. More depressing is the fact that contagion has occurred and now affects areas in Southern Africa, North and East Africa and West Africa.Many of these conflicts are intrastate and their roots often lie in contested perceptions of ethno-religious identity.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Prof. Johann Steyn, Chairperson, Department of Education Policy Studies, University of Stellenbosch

Opening Remarks

Dr Michael Lange, Resident Representative, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Johannesburg

Education in an Age of Rising Transnationality

Prof. Wolfgang Mitter, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Balancing Quality and Equality in Educational Transformation

Prof. Johann Steyn, Department of Education Policy Studies,

University of Stellenbosch

Education for Democracy: Revisiting Rortyan Pragmatism

Dr Yusef Waghid, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education Policy Studies, University of Stellenbosch

The Values Underlying Quality and Equality in Educational Transformation

Dr Jeanette de Klerk, Department of Education Policy Studies, University of Stellenbosch

Quality Education and Equal Opportunities in Education: A Current Discussion in Germany

Dr Hans Döbert, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Berlin

Rhetoric and Language Issues in Education in the South African Democracy

Prof. Stanley Ridge, University of the Western Cape

Dealing with the Principle of Equality in East Germany from 1945 to 1990

Dr Gert Geißler, German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Berlin

Official Policy Related to Quality and Equality in Education: A Documentary Study

Dr Willem du Plessis, Department of Education Policy Studies, University of Stellenbosch

Educational Research as Democratic Praxis

Lesley le Grange, University of Stellenbosch

Quality Indicators for South African Schools Against the Background of International Practices

Dr Heinie Brand, Eversdal Primary School

Assessment: Transforming Policy into Practice

Dr Riana Hall & Ms Wilma Rossouw,, University of Stellenbosch

A Case for Human Rights Education in an African Context: The Concept and the Practice

Tarcisio Nyatsanza, African University, Mutare, Zimbabwe

Implications of Culturally Based Assumptions of Leadership for the Process of Educational Transformation

Dr Johan Schreuder, University of Stellenbosch

The Need for the Transformation of Religion in Education: Towards an Understanding of Democratic Values

Dr Cornelia Roux, Department of Didactics, University of Stellenbosch

Democratic Values and Content-Specific Language Teaching and Learning: Experiences in the Northern Cape

Dr Carol Puhl, Centre for Education Development, University of Stellenbosch & Dr Jeanette de Klerk, Department of Education Policy Studies, University of Stellenbosch

Language and Democracy

Dr Elaine Ridge, University of Stellenbosch

Can Devolution of Power Enable Transformation in South African School Systems?

Chris Reddy, Faculty of Education, University of Stellenbosch

Shaping and Sizing: Proposed Transformations of the Higher Education Landscape in South Africa

Prof. Eli Bitzer, University of Stellenbosch