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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Jansen, Jonathan D.
We need to act.
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jonathan D Jansen; Wesley Thompson
|Description:||1 online resource (xxiv, 296 pages)|
|Contents:||Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; INTRODUCTION: A CASE FOR CITIZEN ACTION; A feline dilemma; Why government cannot do it alone (or at all); The return of the activist citizen; A self-interest claim for selflessness; Conclusion; WE NEED TO ACT FOR EDUCATION; Good intentions go wobbly; Stop empty promises; Testing times for kids; Harsh realities of teaching; Politicians must stay out of it; Let's read for our kids' sake; How to add for success; We can do the maths; Here's the blunt truth; Time to raise the bar; Where are all the natives?; Seven costly mistakes. The future looks bleakTeaching academics the art; Jeppe pride lives on; Brains must beat fists; Funding is more vital; WE NEED TO ACT FOR THE FUTURE; Slow healing as we transform; School not for sissies; Reconcile our children's future; To party or not to party; An open letter to SA's youth; Making tough career choices; Know the past to grasp today; Just call me Professor Nanny; The unbelievable is possible; Behind the Reitz apology; A woman of the world --
at 11; We must break the poverty cycle; Where is our dignity?; Pupils aren't the problem; Perils of macho culture; Let's make jobs work. This is service overkillDear Jobless Graduate; Wrong set of values; When doubt is good; The future lies in young hands; A woman's world beckons; No focus without food; A missed opportunity; WE NEED TO ACT FOR SERVICE DELIVERY; The potholes in our politics; Ruling courts disaster; No hope for teachers; When the tail wags the dog; Lethargic leadership to blame; When will we be enlightened?; Education's date with bad fate; Strike a careful balance; Sin of consenting adults; Black belt in pandering; 'Clever' slur lives on; How to heal the nation in seven simple steps; 2030 vision is blind. Fiddling the booksAnother day of pain; An ugly side to Ugie; The middle cannot hold; WE NEED TO ACT IN HOPE; Simple refusal to hate; Courage to change; A day in SA's miracle school; Saluting science teacher Saleh; Unionless and united to learn; Triumph of the human spirit; Down's girl makes spirit soar; People like this give you hope; Sinoxolo's story of hope; Valley of true visionary; Seven super numbers; An old-school oasis; Beacon for education; Lead from the heart; Small man made big difference in SA; Girl's journey from horror to triumph; Imam who shook SA. Bona fide progressive leaves a lasting legacySeftel science for all; Reaching new horizons; An oasis of love, care; EPILOGUE; Embracing the enemy.
|Responsibility:||Jonathan Jansen ; [edited by Wesley Thompson].|
"The articles in this collection, previously published in The Times, focus on education and the social realities of South African society. Jansen by turn horrifies us, inspires us and reminds us of the power of individual action."--Back cover.
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- Educators -- South Africa.
- South Africa -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
- Social action -- South Africa.
- Hope -- Social aspects -- South Africa.
- Social problems -- South Africa -- Citizen participation.
- Citizenship -- South Africa.
- Political participation -- South Africa.
- Social participation -- South Africa.
- South Africa -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
- Education -- South Africa.
- Schools -- South Africa.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Essays.