Bristol Conversations in Education - Book Launch - Rural Transitions to Higher Education in South Africa: Decolonial Perspectives

7 December 2021, 1.30 PM - 7 December 2021, 3.00 PM

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 Perspectivesby 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.

Provisional programme:

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:

Professor Lebo Moletsane, JL Dube Chair in Rural Education, School of Education, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Professor Chrissie Boughey, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

14.25: Comments from audience and discussion

14.50: Closing remarks

15.00 Launch ends


Receive a 20% discount on the book with this flyer (PDF, 2,477kB)


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