This is Africa in Conversation, a podcast produced by the Africa Hub of the Political Economy of Education Research Network. On this podcast we talk all things education, the political economy of education and society. Each episode is a conversation with educators, researchers , academics and social commentators from the continent of Africa, out in the diaspora and the world.
Produced by Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg and Isha Dilraj
Episode 3: Young People at Risk of Social Exclusion
Over the past 30 years, the notion of interventions to mitigate risky behaviour in young people has forged some formidable cottage industries and academic research, youth development strategies and state policies added to this is the emergence of policy connections between intervention facilities to deal with youth at risk and the introduction of school policing. But what are the beliefs and values in society that underscore the othering of young …
Episode 2: Teacher Training, Teacher Identities: In Conflict and Crises
We all have had that one teacher – the one whose influence on us as individuals have shaped our journeys. In South Africa, many teachers fearlessly challenged the brutality of Apartheid, either through their re-interpretation of the Apartheid curriculum, or instilling in their students a belief that another world is possible. But how has the transition to democracy shaped the role and identities of teachers? And what has the crises …
Episode 1: Ideations on representation of the Black Body
In our first episode of Africa in Conversation, we focus on Ideations on Representations of the Black Body – a timely discussion in tune with Africa. Join Professor Azeem Badroodien, and Associate Professor Divine Fuh as talk through ideas of the African body, African identities within that body and notions of resilience in the context of the political economy of education.
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