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dc.contributor.authorSpreen, Carol Anne
dc.contributor.authorVally, Salim
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T10:21:33Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T10:21:33Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.citationSpreen, C. A., & Vally, S. (2012). The curriculum and citizenship education in the context of inequality: seeking a praxis of hope. Perspectives in Education: Rethinking citizenship and social justice in education: Special Issue, 30(4), 88-97.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2519-593X (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3731
dc.description.abstractIn South Africa, more than most countries, the meaning of citizenship and related rights has faced severe contestation centred on categories such as race, class and nation. Close to two decades after the first democratic elections, notions of citizenship in South Africa represent a complex dynamic involving a combination of one or another of these social constructs, as they relate at different times to changing social, political and economic imperatives. In this article we explain that analyses of citizenship education in South Africa have traversed different phases over the last two decades and discuss some of the research on how ideas and values around citizenship are translated into classroom practice. We then examine notions about citizenship and social justice in the shadow of the xenophobic or Afrophobic attacks of 2008/2009 and in the light of the present rise in racial tensions within and across communities in South Africa. Our conclusion highlights the paradox that, despite the normative framework of the Constitution, policies and the curriculum, structural inequalities in society will continue to thwart attempts at social cohesion.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectCitizenship educationen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial justiceen_ZA
dc.subjectRightsen_ZA
dc.subjectInequalityen_ZA
dc.subjectPolitical mobilisationen_ZA
dc.subjectIdentityen_ZA
dc.subjectCivic praxisen_ZA
dc.subjectCritical pedagogyen_ZA
dc.subjectEthicsen_ZA
dc.subjectHopeen_ZA
dc.titleThe curriculum and citizenship education in the context of inequality: seeking a praxis of hopeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free State


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