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Being a Teacher: Reading 3. Teachers, Identities, and Space

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This is the third reading for Saide's Education Studies module "Being a Teacher". The history of teaching in South Africa has been one in which the most significant single factor has been the enormous differences in the experiences of teachers – dependent primarily on whether they were identified as ‘black’, ‘coloured’, ‘Asiatic’, or ‘white’; male or female; rural-, township-, or suburban-based, and so on.In this article, Heather Jacklin analyses how such factors have affected – and still affect – the identities and experiences of teachers in South Africa.

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