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The impact of research in educationAn international perspective$
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Ben Levin, Jie Qi, Hilary Edelstein, and Jacqueline Sohn

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306207

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306207.001.0001

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Knowledge Mobilisation in Education in South Africa

Knowledge Mobilisation in Education in South Africa

(p.165) Nine Knowledge Mobilisation in Education in South Africa
The impact of research in education

Johan Muller

Ursula Hoadley

Policy Press

This chapter considers the notion of knowledge mobilisation and practices associated with it in South Africa. It begins by providing an overview of the education system in South Africa, then goes on to trace the evolution of the concept of community engagement (the term for knowledge mobilisation used in South Africa) and argues that knowledge mobilisation in education suffers from conceptual disorientation and a poor quality knowledge base. The chapter concludes with suggestions about how to go forward

Keywords:   Knowledge mobilisation, South Africa, Education system, Community engagement, Conceptual disorientation, Knowledge base

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