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978-1-4985-6145-7 • Hardback • December 2017 • $100.00 • (£77.00)
978-1-4985-6146-4 • eBook • December 2017 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
Getahun Yacob Abraham is senior lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies at Karlstad University.
Mary Alice Barksdale is associate professor and program area leader for the Master’s in Elementary Education at Virginia Tech.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 South Africa’s History and the School Context
Chapter 3 The Research Methodologies
Chapter 4 The Write to Read Project
Chapter 5 The Life Orientation Education Study
Chapter 6 Lessons Learned
Chapter 7 Concluding Remarks
About the Authors
This book offers a thoughtful and clearly written engagement by two scholars from the US and Sweden who combine to make sense of and contribute some answers to the complexities and challenges facing schooling in South Africa, particularly in the Eastern Cape.
— Mastin Prinsloo, University of Cape Town
This book is a book of great timeliness. South Africa's political and educational circumstances are discussed more and more both within and outside the country. The two authors, Abraham and Barksdale, offer a most sincere and thoughtful view of primary education in South Africa, but also reflections on new curriculum constructions and research methodology. I highly recommend it for everyone interested in issues on education from a societal perspective.
— Kerstin von Brömssen, University West, Sweden