n South African Journal of Education - Deliberation and citizenship : closing some of the gaps related to the "Values in Education" initiative in South Africa
|Article Title||Deliberation and citizenship : closing some of the gaps related to the "Values in Education" initiative in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Publication Date||Jan 2004|
|Pages||278 - 283|
ISI Social Science
I argue that the implementation of the Department of Education's "Values in Education" initiative would be problematic without alsoinvoking procedures of deliberation. Unlike the identified "values" on their own - i.e. equity, tolerance, multilingualism, openness,accountability, and honour, as announced by the Department of Education - deliberative procedures offer the possibility to deepen a senseof citizenship in schools. My contention is that the "Values in Education" initiative has a better chance of cultivating citizenship in schoolsif enacted commensurate with the notion of deliberative democracy.
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