As most of my professional conversations take place online, not many people would know that I was born and raised in South Africa. My education at school and tertiary institutions are, in fact, the product of the schools and universities of South Africa. I also once met Nelson Mandella. I guess that would qualify me for having some kind of opinion about schools in that lovely Rainbow Country. I thought I would list these resources here (picked up from my Twitter friends), with an invitation to anyone that is interested to talk more about my experiences, to email me.
- Immersion resources Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/MarynaBadenhorst/south-africa-2068387, YouTube vid of the slide show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzAMhF6kjgQ http://uploading.com/files/7aac5c3m/SouthAfricaZip.zip/ (Get zipped powerpoint http://uploading.com/files/get/7aac5c3m/)
- Slideshow http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/09/19/world/20090920-SAFRICA_index.html
- Video http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/09/19/world/1247464703110/apartheid-haunts-south-africas-schools.html
- Mandella resources http://larryferlazzo.com/arw.html#mandela
- Best sites for learning about Mandella http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/07/20/the-best-sites-for-learning-about-nelson-mandela/
- Huge gap between rich and poor in South Africa http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?from=rss_Business%20Report&fArticleId=5181018