Janks, H., & Makalela, L. (2013). Engaging a visionary: Horizons of the (im)possible. Education as Change, 17(2), 219-228.

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dc.contributor.author Janks, Hilary
dc.contributor.author Makalela, Leketi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-24T09:36:26Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-24T09:36:26Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Janks, H., & Makalela, L. (2013). Engaging a visionary: Horizons of the (im)possible. Education as Change, 17(2), 219-228. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16823206.2013.803661 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1682-3206 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn 1947-9417 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/18120
dc.description.abstract Neville Alexander has had a profound impact on the way we think about language education and language policy in South Africa. His views on the harmonisation of African languages, mother-tongue education, the position of English and the importance of literacy have shaped academic and policy debates since the early 1990s. Visionaries are able to combine insight with foresight and so imagine a different way forward. In this way they change what Roger Simon describes as the ‘horizon of possibility’. This article examines Alexander's positions critically in relation to questions of power, identity, access and social transformation, in order to understand both their take-up and their rejection. Both history and geography – time and space – are central to this discussion of his achievements. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject Neville Alexander en_ZA
dc.subject Harmonisation of African languages en_ZA
dc.subject Mother tongue en_ZA
dc.subject Jacob Nhlapo en_ZA
dc.subject Praesa en_ZA
dc.title Janks, H., & Makalela, L. (2013). Engaging a visionary: Horizons of the (im)possible. Education as Change, 17(2), 219-228. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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