Participatory research in South African schools:
In conversation with Lesley Wood
South African education is plagued by inequality in what is essentially a two-tiered system. HIV, AIDSs and gender inequality are some of the issues experienced by those people living in disadvantaged communities. Lesley’s research focuses on schools as the central institution in many communities. Participatory and inclusive research methodologies are useful in developing meaningful interventions that support children and their communities to find their own solutions.
Lesley Wood (D Ed) is a research professor in the Faculty of Education Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. Her research focuses on helping school communities to overcome the adverse circumstances facing them in the school system in South Africa. She is very involved in research and development in the field of HIV and AIDS and education in South Africa and promotes the use of participatory and inclusive methodologies, particularly action research, to contribute to sustainable educational change.
Recommended citation – APA6th
Fronek, P. (Host). (2012, November 25). Participatory research in South African schools: In conversation with Lesley Wood [Episode 34]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/participatory-research-in-south-african-schools/.