Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education
Apartheid-era Bantu Education was engineered to underdevelop Indigenous Black South Africans and keep them at the periphery of society. Nevertheless, demands to decolonize South African education existed during apartheid and are being made today. This research is a study into how Indigenous South Africans who received an apartheid-era education came to acquire a decolonized education. The research further explores how these Indigenous South Africans promote and practice a decolonized education. The most significant findings of this research are the resistance to Bantu Education in its many various forms, Indigenous South African student commitment to education, relocation and migration trends of Indigenous South Africans during the apartheid protest era, the transcendent, unifying power of protest songs, multidisciplinary decolonization of education work in practice, and the decolonial imperative of community upliftment.
Bartilow, Gayle, "There's Beauty in the Struggle: From Bantu Education Toward Decoloniality in Indigenous South African Education" (2023). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones. 161.
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