The links below list a selection of writings and media engagements in various formats.
Please cite all work appropriately. This work is shared for other scholars to use in a spirit of open transmission of information and ideas. Copylefting using Creative Commons licences is indicated where appropriate.
Newspaper and online articles
- South Africa’s public-private school plans require healthy scepticism
Note: the editorial changes to this article were a result of pressure on the editor from Bridge and the DGMT. I refused the changes, and those made were not with my approval.
- Pressured South African schools had no choice but to relax maths pass mark
The Daily Maverick
(written under my prior married name, “Muller”)
Books and book chapters
At the Chalk-face, a book about the realities of teaching in under-resourced township schools that are run through with the social ills of the communities they are immersed in.
Short-listed for the City Press Tafelberg Non-fiction Award 2019.
Black, S. (2019) Providing support to NQTs: mediating the absence of systemic support. In Sayed, Y., McDonald, Z. and Singh, M. (eds) Being a Teacher in post-apartheid South Africa SUN Media: Stellenbosch.
- “Bourdieu on the Barricades: understanding the symbolic violence of education institutions in 21st century post-apartheid South Africa.” (2017) IFAA Student and Youth Social Theory reader “Reimagining Education”.
- “Holding the beat: how school timetables translate the forms of capital availed by key policies into rhythms of teaching and learning. A case study of two Cape Town secondary schools.” Paper for presentation at the International Standing Conference for the History of Education Porto, Portugal, July 2019.