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  • Locations: Durban, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Description:

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.

south africaThis 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



This program is currently not accepting applications.