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Emancipatory education:

In conversation with Vishanthie Sewpaul

Vishanthie Sewpaul speaks to us about the importance of the emancipatory power of education using powerful narratives from her own experience growing up in apartheid South Africa and as an educator of social work students. The messages are clear – macros factors, politics and the importance of self esteem and hope for the future are important to all people.

Vishanthie Sewpaul is a Senior Professor at University of KwaZulu Natal and one of the Vice-Presidents of Schools of Social Work (IASSW-AIETS). She is also the President of the Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA) and immediate past President of the Association of South African Social Work Education Institutions.

Professor Sewpaul is actively involved in several national structures on the cutting edge of policy and standards development in social work in post-apartheid South Africa, and in developing social work in Africa. In 2007, she became the first President of the new non-racial, unified National Association of Social Workers, South Africa (NASW, SA).

Recommended citation – APA6th

Fronek, P. (Interviewer). (2012, September 19). Emancipatory education: In conversation with Vishanthie Sewpaul [Episode 24]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/emancipatory-education/.

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