The links below list a selection of writings and media engagements in various formats.
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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”)
Mail and Guardian
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.