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Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback): Malcolm Ray

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Free Fall - Why South African Universities Are In A Race Against Time (Paperback)

Malcolm Ray; Foreword by Vuyo Jack

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Free Fall recounts how and why the present education crisis has become the leading cause for black university students in South Africa. Probing deep beneath the surface of the crisis, the book reveals uncomfortable truths about colonial- and apartheid-era education, and traces the tangled web of connections between foreign and South African business interests, the apartheid government, and the role of universities in propping up a white elite and co-opting a subservient black class to their cause.

It brings to life the people and ideas that, over a century-and-a-half, have created a perfect storm for the present crisis in South African higher education. Malcolm Ray combines intellectual rigour with the intimacy of narrative non-fiction, introducing readers to the main protagonists since the end of slavery in 1834, through the rise of missionary education as an instrument of indoctrinating and subjugating black people, and into the apartheid era. Beyond apartheid, the book details how policy blunders by the democratic government since 1994 have conspired with the past to fuel South Africa’s slide into increasing economic and social disarray.

It is the story of the failure of South Africa's democratic government to deal with major fault lines fissuring higher education, and the circumstances that led to the #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements. The book ends on a high note, answering the question: ‘What now?’ This book aims to be the beginning of the solution.

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Imprint: Bookstorm
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: November 2016
Authors: Malcolm Ray
Foreword by: Vuyo Jack
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 34mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 422
ISBN-13: 978-1-928257-27-1
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education
Books > Social sciences > Education > Organization & management of education
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LSN: 1-928257-27-5
Barcode: 9781928257271

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Free Fall

Thu, 8 Aug 2019 | Review by: Hendrina G

The combination of intellect, art, and talent is extremely rare even if one would like to compare this author to the all times greats. A brilliant workbook for any consultant. Exceptionally highly emotionally intelligently written, based on science.

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