Show simple item record Makhubele, J. C Mabvurira, Vincent Matlakala, Frans. K 2019-11-12T06:35:31Z 2019-11-12T06:35:31Z 2018
dc.identifier.issn 2415-5829
dc.identifier.issn 0520-0097
dc.description Article published in the Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development Volume 30 | Number 1 | 2018 | #2973 | 20 page en_US
dc.description.abstract The enduring dominant influences from Western countries have long been felt in the different spheres of political ideologies, education, and financial, technological and intellectual discourses, particularly in Africa. In spite of wide-ranging inequalities, the end of the colonial era has seen a remarkable progress of Third World academic and scientific systems and a significant degree of independence and objectivity. The aim of this article is to analyse language as an impediment to or a resource for, and the dynamics of educational processes towards, the indigenisation of social work education. The authors reviewed and analysed literature as research design. The study adopted the Afrocentricity theory, as it seeks to recreate a historiography that represents and recognises South African cultural influences on human evolution and development. In this article, literature was used to explore the ways in which people use cultural knowledge to inform social work education. The review particularly focuses on language as an impediment to or a resource for the indigenisation of social work education and the dynamics of educational processes. The literature review clarifies that, by virtue of their mainly Eurocentric training, social work educators seldom consider indigenous knowledge of Black South Africans over and above Western-oriented world views, and have neglected the significance of Black South African indigenous knowledge insofar as initiatives towards practice interventions are concerned. Future research should focus on how university policies, material development and dissemination of information can be harmonised to encompass indigenous languages in social work education and training. en_US
dc.format.extent 20 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Language en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject Educational processes en_US
dc.subject Social work education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Language and education en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social work education en_US
dc.title Exploring Language as an Impediment to or a Resource for the Indigenisation of Social Work Education en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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