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African Schools as Enabling Spaces
A Framework for Building Communities of Care



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ISBN 9780367508128
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Using African schools as case studies, this book presents an implementation framework that can be used by schools internationally to drive social change and support their role as enabling spaces, allowing learners to thrive.

Recognising the increase in demands, violent conflicts, lack of stability, and social strain prevalent within the current African school system, this book covers the challenges that negatively impact children's development by understanding and presenting a framework that ensures a holistic social and educational support system can be created for students. Featuring contributions from a broad range of leading scholars, the book ultimately addresses the critical need in academic and practice research for the importance of schools in building civil societies.

Arguing for the importance of schools as places of stability, social inclusivity, and communities of care, this book will have direct relevance to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the field of education policy, international and comparative education and character education. Those working in school leadership, management and administration environments will also benefit from this volume.

Table of Contents

1. Thinking in terms of systems and why this is important for understanding nodes of care and support  2. Schools as nodes of care: Bi-directional thinking on resilience in children and the community  3. Building schools as enabling spaces through relational leadership and an ethic of care  4. Advancing relational well-being for school success  5. Youth perspective on structural barriers  6. Youth perspectives on Academic Service Learning: Courage to fly into our dreams  7. A meta-summary review of enabling school-based interventions in highly challenged schools in a postcolonial, Global South space  8. Building learners’ reading literacy for academic resilience in challenging reading literacy development contexts  9. Creating enabling spaces for adolescents through the development of spiritual intelligence  10. Resilience resources for children in conflict with the law: The role of socio-ecological care and support  11. School as a community of care in facilitating resilience among learners with intellectual disability  12. Schools to accommodate sports participation of learners with a mobility impairment

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Biography

Vanessa Scherman is a full Professor, Department of Psychology of Education, University of South Africa, South Africa.

Linda Liebenberg is a Research Fellow, Department of Psychology of Education, University of South Africa, South Africa.