A Tale of Three Countries: Social Sciences Curriculum by Piet Naude, Nico Cloete

By Piet Naude, Nico Cloete

Larger schooling in Southern Africa has confronted unparalleled swap over the last few years in Namibia and Mozambique post-colonial platforms have needed to be formed opposed to the backdrop of dramatic political and socio-economic advancements, whereas in South Africa a post-apartheid method, which goals to redress pas inequalities and reply to the wishes of a democratic society, is rising. A story of 3 nations - a collaborative attempt via colleagues from Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa - argues that the center of upper schooling transformation lies within the curriculum. The textual content strikes from in-depth discussions of the theoretical concerns at stake, to case reviews and genuine curriculum transformation efforts within the Social Sciences. It presents an perception into how worldwide questions in better schooling equivalent to epistemic values, the relation among college and society, modes of data creation, educational governance buildings, and regular measure results are contextualised in South Africa. someone drawn to the quick relocating debate on universities will locate this assortment a worthwhile discussion companion.

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It is vital to appreciate the importance of multi-disciplinary and stakeholder networking as of significance beyond the point of the particular project being engaged upon. It may easily happen that projects turn out to be of limited impact or significance but that the relationships built in the process endure beyond the project and become the platform for future fruitful engagement. Defining the problem/issue Unlike many traditional scientists, the socially engaged scientists have remained in the reception mode up to this point.

What is the time frame? What is the initial budget? The point is that despite its specific and unique features, the scientific process of knowledge generation is in many ways similar to any other project, and needs to be approached like other projects that are supposed to lead to useful outcomes and results. Socially engaged knowledge generation is deliberately designed to be responsive to the needs of society, and it is inevitable that it will entail interaction with partners, clients, teams, funders and other external parties.

31 Section 1 • Social Sciences 25/7/03 9:04 am Page 32 A Tale of Three Countries: Social Sciences Curriculum Transformations in Southern Africa ‘Getting the facts right’ A socially engaged knowledge generation process challenges us to ‘get the facts right’. Too often we proceed without knowing the latest facts and figures about a particular situation. Scientists, particularly Social and Human Scientists, often scoff at the notion of ‘facts’ and ‘objective knowledge’. Quantitative or statistical data are at times dismissed as mis-representations fabricated by people with hidden agendas.

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