oa Journal of Education - Reflecting on difference: an intervention at a public high school in post-apartheid South Africa
|Article Title||Reflecting on difference: an intervention at a public high school in post-apartheid South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Wayne Hugo|
|Journal||Journal of Education|
|Affiliations||1 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||97 - 111|
|Keyword(s)||discrimination, fixed representation, interdisciplinary dialogue, intervention, Post-apartheid South Africa and research discussions|
This paper descriptionbes an intervention conducted with a core group of teachers at an exmodel C high school in the Eastern Cape. The six teachers from various isciplines met weekly over a period of eighteen months with the researcher to discuss various aspects of diversity. One of the outcomes of these focus group meetings was that teachers began to reflect critically on how fixed, totalising forms of representation offer restricted understandings of people which may lead to discrimination and unfair practices.
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