n Perspectives in Education - Books or and Babies: Pregnancy and young parents in schools, Robert Morrell, Deevia Bhana & Tamara Shefer : book review

Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2236


From the outset, the title cleverly indicates the broad terms of reference for the investigation of the topic. The deliberate strike-through of or being replaced by and frames the authors' critical approach. In refusing to stay within the taken-for-granted binary where pregnancy and parenting are considered irreconcilable with schooling, the authors move the focus away from the individual young woman in order to pay long-overdue attention to the broader context in which pregnancy and parenting happens in South African schools.

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