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Script-writing for English second language classes in Cape Town : a contribution to liberatory education

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dc.contributor.author Cornell CV en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:17:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:17:03Z
dc.date.created 1984 en
dc.date.submitted 1989 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/53118
dc.description.abstract The author writes that this thesis "covers the educational experiences of black students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The aim of the study was to explore qualitatively what relationship exists, if any, between the students' school, university and home/community lives." Open-ended interviews were conducted with 48 students. The author records that "the results of the study showed that for these students there was no sharp differentiation between school and university education. That is, school and university education was found to be similarly alienating. It was also found that some experiences of students from private schools and those from DET [Department of Education and Training] schools were quite similar. In other words, apart from differing access to educational resources, the educational experiences of black students are similar. Students did perceive, however, that there was a discontinuity between school and university, and private lives at home or in their communities. "The conclusion is that, to explain the effects of the academic performance of black students, both cognitive or subjective and structural factors are important. Cognitive factors such as language, writing, studying and other necessary academic skills are an issue with respect to black students. Cognitive factors cannot be separated from structural factors. Structural factors include problems in both school and university education. Most important, however, is the lack of recognition of cultural diversity in the education within these educational institutions." en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Didactics (general) (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.title Script-writing for English second language classes in Cape Town : a contribution to liberatory education en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MPhil en

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