IERI Seminar: Poverty of the Present Approaches to Understanding Post-school Education

16 October 2015

Invitation to attend the Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) SEMINAR

Seminar Topic: Poverty of the Present Approaches to Understanding Post-school Education

In an exploratory discussion I hope to discuss the poverty of the present approaches to understanding the area of post-school education by examining its assumptions, conceptual categories, forms of research and analysis, faux theories and practices critically. I argue that these approaches have limited value for us despite their wide currency and their pre-emptive appeal. We need a stronger conceptualization of the overall relationship between a democratic society, socially useful labour (including especially forms of work and livelihoods outside the formal labour market), and education and training? 

Presenter: Enver Motala 

Enver Motala is currently a Researcher at the Nelson Mandela Institute for Rural Education and Development and an Associate of the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation. He has worked for more than 30 years in a variety of educational environments including in NGOs, a University based policy development unit, and government. His interests relate largely to a critique, analysis and development of education and training policies in the context of South Africa’s transition to democracy.  He has worked in the fields of adult basic, school-based, further and higher education and on issues concerning the interface between higher education, labour markets and the economy.

Venue: IERI, 159 Nana Sita Street, Pretoria, 0001

Date: 16 October 2015

Time: 12h30-14h00

Kindly RSVP to Ms. Bongiwe Khoza at by Tuesday 13 October 2015.

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