Extract of review by John Dickson in the New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning 35/1 pp. 88-90:
"Perhaps the book's greatest strength is that it penetrates beyond policy rhetoric to reference and test theory against practice, at the same time presenting a readable account of educational reform effecting the lives and prospects of educators, learners and those hitherto denied the opportunity. The ability of the authors to capture sometimes surprising yet relevant detail adds considerably to the value of the text."
Extract from the book review by Claudia Mitchell (University of Kwazulu-Natal) that appeared in COMPARE Vol. 35, No. 1, March 2005, pp. 101-104:
"...I would regard the book as required reading for scholars of South African education, and most particularly all those who are currently either supervising postgraduate students or working on masters and doctoral studies. Organized provocatively into three main sections 'Changing contours', 'Changing landscapes' and 'Changing margins', the book avoids a simple report card approach, and indeed shows how a critical review of literature operates. For that reason alone the book is important. But the book is far more than that and the conceptual framework offers a reading on education that highlights the significanse of a number of competing and compelling theoretical perspectives including, amongst others, social capital theory, issues of globalization and contestations of the role of nation state."
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