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What is Social Urgency

Handbook of Research on Social Inequality and Education
Inspiring inclusive collective conversion of systems and practices to bring about desired change.
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Transformation and Social Justice in South African Higher Education: An Unequal Turf
Sithabile Ntombela (University of South Africa, South Africa) and Itumeleng I. Setlhodi (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9108-5.ch013
There are inequalities at all levels of the South African education system, and these are more visible in higher education, which, until recently, was inaccessible to most people. Levelling the turf and bringing about true transformation in higher education institutions requires redress of past inequalities and catering for all students who seek admission. To increase participation levels by students from varied backgrounds and achieve justice, it is essential for higher education institutions, particularly those offering open distance e-learning, to devise plans towards tackling challenges confronting students and possible ways to overcome them. This chapter discusses the purpose of higher education in offering support to students in the context of massification. It also explores the manner in which higher education institutions model transformation, how they bring about equity and redress to overcome challenges and to pursue justice. Lastly, it concludes with possible considerations for these institutions to tackle inequalities and attain social justice for their students.
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Re-Evaluating Schools: Issues, Questions, and Opportunities
Inspiring inclusive, collective transformation of systems and practices to bring about desired change.
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