I recently saw the following question posted on www.edchatsa.co.za, “Is there still place for a teacher-librarian in a modern school?”. What I find more interesting than the question itself is, what is a ‘modern’ school. There are those who believe that the biggest priority of a school, in order to be classified as ‘modern’, is [...]
I am sitting in a sparsely-furnished office at a local township school, engaged in a conversation with the Head of Department for the Humanities, to join me for a scheduled “one-on-one”. My eyes dart around. Files and books and papers here, flip charts and pictures there. Okay, no surprises here. Except the famed picture on the wall depicting Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying the dying Hector Peterson, with the crying Antoinette Sithole alongside him.