Over the past few years, it has become clear that the path of transformation in schools since 1994 has not led South Africa’s education system to where we had hoped it could be. Through tweets, posts and protests in schools, it has become clear that in many schools, children of colour don’t feel they belong.
Three South African educators – Dylan Wray, Roy Hellenberg and Jonathan Jansen – sat down with young people, principals and teachers, to reflect on transformation and belonging in South African schools. These filmed reflections, created by Lucid Pictures, are honest and insightful.
Drawing on the authors’ experiences in supporting schools over the last twenty years, and the insight of those interviewed, A School Where I Belong outlines six areas where true transformation in South African classrooms and schools can begin.