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Partnerships in Action

Partnerships in Action

Partnerships in Action explores, at multiple levels, a university–school–community partnership in action. The chapters provide rich and dynamic accounts of the activities that make up this partnership within a context of extreme social inequality. The contributors share an enduring commitment to whole-school improvement. They describe how, through interdisciplinary collaboration, they negotiate the multiple political, social, and structural complexities that arise in the coming together of the partners. The book’s uniqueness lies in its combination of practical implementation and sound theoretical scholarship from various disciplines. The partnership strengthens the university’s commitment to community engagement and offers new insights to all students, stakeholders, academic staff, and social researchers—in universities, education departments, and NGOs—with an interest in improving schooling and building social justice.

Education and skills development Open Access

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  • Format: 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
  • Pages: 272
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-7969-2469-8
  • Rights: World Rights

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University-school-community Partnerships in Action explores, at multiple levels, a university–school–community partnership in action. The chapters provide rich and dynamic accounts of the activities that make up this partnership within a context of extreme social inequality. The contributors share an enduring commitment to whole-school improvement. They describe how, through interdisciplinary collaboration, they negotiate the multiple political, social, and structural complexities that arise in the coming together of the partners. The book’s uniqueness lies in its combination of practical implementation and sound theoretical scholarship from various disciplines. The partnership strengthens the university’s commitment to community engagement and offers new insights to all students, stakeholders, academic staff, and social researchers—in universities, education departments, and NGOs—with an interest in improving schooling and building social justice. Endorsements ‘Compelling and thought-provoking, this book enormously contributes to the literature on community-engaged scholarship and school-university partnerships. In particular, their collaborative approach to engaged scholarship is one I have seldom seen articulated so clearly and with so much authenticity.’ – Janice McMillan Director: UCT Global Citizenship programme ‘The book opens up a space of frank discussion about the often unsettling, messy realities of ethical decision-making in the thick of social research. It is unique in spanning a range of research scenarios across different disciplines working in conditions of inequality.’ –Judy Favish Director: UCT Institutional Planning (2003–2016)

Executive Summary

Conceptual clarifications: The purpose of the Israel-South Africa analogy

The colonial analogy
The apartheid analogy
Strategic implications

The relevance of the Middle East for South Africa

Economic interdependence

Unifying versus divisive religion

Third party intervention

Embattled leadership in controversial compromises

The hardening and softening of political cultures

Violence, deterrence and the psychic energy of martyrdom

A route-map to peace-making: rescuing negotiations

Conclusion: visions of endgame
Islamic extremist positions
Jewish extremist positions
Two-state positions
A multicultural liberal democracy?

Notes

Map of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

Map of South Africa pre-1994 showing provincial boundaries after 1994

Bibliography

Heribert Adam, a political sociologist at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, was born in Germany and educated at the Frankfurt School. Professor Adam has published extensively on socio-political developments in South Africa and comparative ethnic conflicts. He served as President of the International Sociological Associations Research Committee on Ethnic, Minority and Race Relations, was awarded the 1998 Konrad Adenauer Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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