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dc.contributor.authorBotsis, Hannah
dc.contributor.authorDominguez-Whitehead, Yasmine
dc.contributor.authorLiccardo, Sabrina
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T13:40:48Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T13:40:48Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBotsis, H., Dominguez-Whitehead, Y., & Liccardo, S. (2013). Conceptualising transformation and interrogating elitism: the Bale scholarship programme. Perspectives in Education, 31(4), 129-140.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3793
dc.description.abstractIn this article, we consider the extent to which a scholarship programme at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) engages with the challenges of transformation. This scholarship programme highlights the transformative potential of a programme that focuses on excellence for a previously under-represented group, but also demonstrates how this type of programme reaffirms the dominant notion of excellence within the university space, which could be read as a reproduction of inequitable practices. Theoretically, we make use of Bourdieu’s concepts of ‘field’ and ‘capital’ to understand how a space that is socially elite, such as a university, engages with the issue of change. Transformation efforts such as Bale have meant that previously disadvantaged individuals have opportunities to pursue a university education, these efforts have also served to maintain and perpetuate elitism. This happy “marriage” between elitism and transformation ensures that the university remains elite, while simultaneously pursuing demographic equity and diversity. Bale students who successfully complete a university education reap many benefits, through their access to the cultural capital of a Wits degree. However Bale consists of an exclusive group of students who will personally benefit, while the broad interests of a top-notch University are served.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectTransformationen_ZA
dc.subjectElitismen_ZA
dc.subjectBourdieuen_ZA
dc.subjectCapitalen_ZA
dc.subjectFielden_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectHigher educationen_ZA
dc.titleConceptualising transformation and interrogating elitism: the Bale scholarship programmeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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