SIT Study Abroad: South Africa: Education and Social Change (Summer)

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Examine the challenges and successes of educational transformation and explore the role of education in a changing South Africa through theory, field study, and practice.This program examines the role of education in South Africa in the context of... read more

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A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: South Africa: Education and Social Change (Summer)
I gained friends, lifelong memories, and a new appreciation for the things I have. This trip was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned mostly things about myself and how I function and learn and interact with others. It was difficult but rewarding and worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes it was definitely worthwhile. I now want to focus on youth empowerment in my studies, as I saw that it was present in South Africa to some extent, but needed to be continuously emphasized in order for the country to progress socially. Youth are incredibly powerful, and that hit me full force when I was there. I also learned ... - Harvard University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Education & Social Change - Summer
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Time isn't everything. Those with less, have more. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
During the six weeks in South Africa, myself and the other students came up with the saying YOSAO (Your Only in South Africa Once). Although, many of us know that in the future we will come back to visit, this helped us when we tried new things. For instance, if we really didn't care for the food we were about to eat we would al... - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
It was def. worthwhile, I just wish I could have had my home stay experience with a better program experience added into it - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Examine the challenges and successes of educational transformation and explore the role of education in a changing South Africa through theory, field study, and practice.

This program examines the role of education in South Africa in the context of the country’s historical cir­cumstances, contemporary public policy, and social and economic development. Students typically spend time at primary and secondary schools as well as adult educational centers in urban and rural KwaZulu-Natal. Excursion and homestays provide students with the opportunity to compare educational approaches in different locations within the country.

Major topics of study include:

- The ways in which educational institutions re­flect difference — and differential access — in South Africa
- Education policy and the role of education in South Africa’s development
- Diverse and differing perspectives on education issues in South Africa
- The legacy of apartheid in South Africa’s educational system
- Educational approaches within South Africa

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Teacher Education by Level
  • Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Education
  • Educational Administration
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