The similarities between the United States and South Africa with respect to race, power, oppression and economic inequities are striking, and a better understanding of these parallels can provide educational gains for students and educators in both countries. Through shared experiences and perspectives, this volume presents scholarly work from U.S. and South African scholars that advance educational practice in support of social justice and transformative learning. It provides a comprehensive framework for developing transformational learning experiences that facilitates leadership for social justice, and a deeper understanding of the factors influencing personal, national and global identity.
1. Introduction: Social Justice and Global Diversity in the U.S. and South Africa Saundra M. Tomlinson-Clarke 2. The International Community and Transformation in South Africa: From Protest to EngagementEdward Ramsamy 3. International Cultural Immersion: Exploring Culture and Society within the Context of the United States and Post-Apartheid South Africa Saundra M. Tomlinson-Clarke and Darren L. Clarke 4. Transformative Learning Theory: Perspectives on Nelson Mandela and Application for U.S. Learners in South AfricaDonald C. Heilman and Darren L. Clarke 5. Personal Moral Imperative and Social Justice: Lived Experiences and Sustained Learning for U.S. Students Saundra M. Tomlinson-Clarke 6. The Struggle to Reform the State of South Africa’s Education: The Post-Apartheid Experience Crain Soudien 7. Re-visioning Teacher Education for Social Justice in the Post-Apartheid Era John Ambrosio, Adré le Roux, and Percy Mdunge 8. Realizing Transformative Learning and Social Justice: Unpacking Race, Culture, Identity and Language in Teacher EducationOmiunota N. Ukpokodu 9. ‘Complex Hope’ and Social Justice Leadership Saundra M. Tomlinson-Clarke and Darren L. Clarke