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Democracy human rights and social justice in praxis and pedagogy south african educaiton system

DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN PRAXIS AND PEDAGOGY

SOUTH AFRICAN EDUCAITON SYSTEM

SINETHEMBA AND KRISTI LEE


Outline of discussion

Outline of discussion

  • Brief history...

  • What?

  • Why?

  • How?

  • Children’s charter

  • Case study

  • Real life experience...


Brief history of a democratic education system

Brief History of a democratic education system?

  • Apartheid education

  • 19 different departments of education

  • Access denied...

    • Language of instruction

    • Content

    • Government funding

    • Children Rights

    • Inequality: Race

      Gender


What is democracy

What is democracy?

  • South Africa now has a political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections.

  • The participation of the people as citizens in politics and civic life.

  • Protection of human rights of all citizens.

  • All rules of law, in which the law and procedures apply to all equally.


Social justice

Social Justice

  • This issue in South Africa incorporates a broad range of socio-logical dimensions in praxis and pedagogy.

  • It includes attention to fairness and equality with regard to race, class, disability and sexual orientation.


What does human rights mean in south africa

What does Human Rights mean in South Africa?

  • Manifesto on Education and Democracy was developed by Department of Education in 2001.

  • Manifesto include all basic human rights and freedom.

  • The idea is based on universal rights for every human.


Global trends

Global Trends

  • The new outline of education in South Africa now emphasises , human rights, democratic citizenship and social justice relative to global trends.

  • Education policies are strategically planned to accommodate all facets of democracy, human rights and social justice, as the need to be internationally competitive and the imperatives of fiscal restraint.


Democracy human rights and social justice readdressed in the revised national curriculum statement

Democracy, human rights and social justice readdressed in the revised national curriculum statement.

  • RNCS

  • based on democratic principles

  • Foundation for SA’s new Constitution.

  • Core national curriculum for every student.

  • Removes bias and prejudice.

  • Outcomes Based Education (OBE).


Why south african education should reflect

Why?South African education should reflect:

Democracy

Social justice

Ubuntu

An Open Society

Accountability

Respect

The rule of law

Reconciliation

  • All these principles should be reflected in everyday teaching as they are the core reason .


How equality in praxis and pedagogy

How?Equality in Praxis and Pedagogy

  • OBE

  • Every outcome states the minimum requirements which every individual student should demonstrate

  • This hopes to ensure equal education for all

  • SKAV - skills, knowledge, values and attitudes

  • Responsibility of teachers


Valuing human rights

Valuinghuman rights

  • During practice and pedagogy, teachers are encouraged to take on strategies to support learners to participate in democracy and value rights of others, as well as their own.


Bill of rights article 8 children s rights in democratic south african education

Bill of Rights: Article 8: Children’s Rights in Democratic South African Education

  • ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  • free and equal, non-racial, non-sexist and compulsory education within one department as education is a right and not a privilege.

  • to education which is in the interest of the child and to develop their talents through education, both formal and informal.

  • All teachers should be qualified and should treat children with patience, respect and dignity. All teachers should be evaluated and monitored to ensure they are protecting the rights of the child.

  • Parents have the duty to become involved in their children’s education and development and to participate in their children’s education at school and at home.

  • play and to free adequate sports and recreational facilities so that children can be children.

  • participate in the evaluation and upgrading of curriculum which respects all the traditions, cultures and values of children.

  • education on issues such as sexuality, AIDS, human rights, history and background of South Africa and family life.

  • adequate educational facilities and transportation to such facilities should be provided to children in difficult or violent situations.


Argument is democracy and children s rights present in reality

Argument...Is democracy and children’s rights present in reality?


Discrimination

Discrimination

  • Gender

  • Racial

  • Problems that face South Africa’s Youth, that affect Human rights and Social Justice.

    HIV/AidsPoverty

    DrugsPregnancy

    Violence


Democracy human rights and social justice in praxis and pedagogy south african educaiton system

  • Lets take a look at what teachers display in their classrooms, to show and teach students about their rights as a child.


Now for three case study s

Now for three Case Study’s...

Please note that

these are from a real life story

of 3 young students

in South Africa today.


Democracy human rights and social justice in praxis and pedagogy south african educaiton system

Visual from our real life experience teaching in a government school...

Take note please,where is democratic citizenship, social justice and human rights in education?


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