Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Ivor Baatjies on 'The Crisis in Public Education'

The Unit for the Humanities Invites at Rhodes University invites you to a public lecture organized in the wake of the recent protests around schooling in Port Elizabeth.

Speaker: Ivor Baatjies

Topic: The Crisis in Public Education

Date: Thursday 6 August 2015

Time: 5:00 p.m

Venue: Faculty of Humanities Seminar Room

IVOR BAATJES is Director of the Centre for Post-School Education & Training (CIPSET) at NMMU. He has worked in all the subsectors of the post school education and training sector. He conducts research in adult and community education, higher education, workers’ education, learning in social movements and autonomous spaces. Ivor was Senior Researcher at the Centre for Education Rights & Transformation (CERT) at the University of Johannesburg and previously Director of the Centre for Adult Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He also served as Deputy Director of the Adult Basic Education and Training Directorate of the National Department of Education in the 1990s. He is the founder and country Director of the Paulo Freire Institute – South Africa. Ivor works closely with community organisations, social movements and trade unions.