Bristol Conversations in Education - Book Launch - Rural Transitions to Higher Education in South Africa: Decolonial Perspectives
This is an online event - please register and read through confirmation email for details of how to attend
This event is part of the School of Education's Bristol Conversations in Education research seminar series. These seminars are free and open to the public.
This is a joint event with the University of Johannesburg, hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Transformations (CHET)
You are warmly invited to join us for the launch of a new book, Rural Transitions to Higher Education in South Africa: Decolonial Perspectives, by Sue Timmis, Thea de Wet, Kibashini Naidoo, Sheila Trahar, Lisa Lucas, Emmanuel Mfanafuthi Mgqwashu, Patricia Muhuro and Gina Wisker (published by Routledge).
Through detailed narratives created by student co-researchers, this book charts early experiences in rural communities, negotiations of transitions to university and, in many cases, to urban life and students’ subsequent journeys through higher education spaces and curricula.
The book will be of significant interest and value to those engaged in rurality research across diverse settings, those interested in the South African higher education context and higher education more widely. Its innovative, participatory methodology will be invaluable to researchers seeking to conduct collaborative research that draws on decolonising approaches.
13.30: Welcome and overview of the research
13.40: Key themes in the book – the research team and authors
13.55: Discussant contributions - speakers include:
14.25: Comments from audience and discussion
14.50: Closing remarks
15.00 Launch ends