South Africa Colloquium


Featuring guest speakers from the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Colloquium photos

A colloquium featuring Dr. Denise Zinn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching & Learning at Nelson Mandela University (formerly Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) and Dr. Allistair Witten, former Director of the Centre for the Community School was held on March 26th, 2014. Discussion focused on Dr. Zinn and Dr. Witten’s presentation entitled “Re‐creating the Schools We Need: The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s response to the educational challenges of South Africa,” which addressed the inequities permeating the country’s communities and schools and examined ways the University’s Faculty of Education seeks to resolve such issues.

Families, Communities, and Schools in South Africa

In the video clip below Dr. Allistair Witten provides an explanation for his slide titled, "Locating schooling within a broader context," which illustrates the role of schools within the context of communities and families in South Africa.