Racialized narratives : the construction and experience of racial identity among learners at a desegregated school in Chatsworth.

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dc.contributor.advisor Francis, Dennis.
dc.creator Govender, Kasambal.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-22T14:07:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-22T14:07:58Z
dc.date.created 2005
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/3060
dc.description Thesis (M.Ed.) - University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2005. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the construction and experience of racial identity among eight grade eleven learners at a desegregated school in Chatsworth. The possible challenges and threats faced by these learners in terms of racial identity were also examined. Semi-structured interviews were utilized as qualitative method to interrogate the ways in which the eight grade eleven learners construct their racial identities. There were many contradictions which emerged from my study. This points to the fact that research is never clear-cut; results do not always fall neatly into place. Nonetheless, the primary findings of the interviews reflect that learners are comfortable with the idea of racial integration and expressed positive views about interacting with learners from different race groups. However, the participants made reference to pockets of racism and threads of interracial conflict evident at the school. The data in my study also shows that the Indian learners, forming the majority in the school, enjoy a more advantaged position as the school adopts an assimilation policy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Theses--Education. en_US
dc.subject Identity--Social aspects. en_US
dc.subject Racism in education. en_US
dc.title Racialized narratives : the construction and experience of racial identity among learners at a desegregated school in Chatsworth. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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