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Arts and Culture: en fallstudie av konstcentret PJ Olivier i Stellenbosch, Sydafrika
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Department of Creative Studies.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The intention has been to look at the school system in South Africa and specifically at arts and culture in grade 10 to 12. I have visited a number of classes and interviewed the teachers working at the art centre PJ Olivier in Stellenbosch. By doing this I wanted to get to know the system and to understand the intentions that the curriculum describes.

I have all through the study related the areas I’ve looked at to the curriculum to see how well the intentions are implemented. I have also compared everything with the Swedish school system.

The curriculum has good intentions but the country has a lot to do before they reach the goals with a school system where everybody is included and where there is ”ubuntu” (Zulu word for humanity or I am what I am because of what we all are). In the curriculum I have seen a lot of similarities to the Swedish school system. The intentions and the goals are very much alike.

I have realised that South Africa is a country with a lot of complexity and this shows in the school system and in the way the teaching is performed. Arts and culture has a part to play even if the subject is small. In many areas in South Africa, Europe and the western world is the role model for how things should be done. In art it is significant and it leads to self-neglect.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Estetiska ämnen i Lärarutbildningen Umeå , 2008. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Arts and culture
Keyword [sv]
Sydafrika, Bildundervisning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-1533OAI: diva2:141317
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2008-02-08 Created: 2008-02-08 Last updated: 2013-08-23Bibliographically approved

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