South-to-South Research Group on Education

About: South-to-South Research Group on Education

To establish South-to-South education research group to serve as well-placed platform to integrated Global South scholarship evidence-based solutions of how the education sector and education researchers have addressed challenges of high risk and high need in postcolonial Southern hemisphere countries.

Study area: South-to-South Research Group on Education

Objectives include:

  • Plan international research discussion.
  • Proposal being written for possible GRULAC Funding.

Role players: South-to-South Research Group on Education

  • Discussions continue – Brazil proposal to host the meeting at the University of Sao Paolo, Sao Carlos campus. Ongoing planning for colloquium in last quarter of 2017: Arrangements in collaboration with Embassies of Argentine, Columbia & Trinidada-Tobago.
  • Participating Grulac countries: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Peru.

Symposia: South-to-South Research Group on Education

Previous symposia and roundtables include:
  • Lima, Peru (2016)
  • Sao Paolo, Brazil (2016)
  • San Antonio, Texas (2017)
  • Hong Kong, China (2017)
  • Cape Town, South Africa (2018)
In building research capacity on this topic short-term objectives include:
  • intentional discussions in upcoming regional meetings – i.e. organise sessions (symposia, roundtables, plenaries) with a specific topic on 'Global South Education Research';
  • international conferences (i.e. WERA): similar thematic sessions;
  • regional journals: invite manuscripts for Special Issues on the topic of 'Global South Education Research'

Meetings: South-to-South Research Group on Education

GRULAC Meeting: 16 May 2016

The Centre for the Study of Resilience hosted a South-to-South (GRULAC) meeting with respective ambassadors on 16 Mei 2016 at the Postgraduate Research Commons, Education Library, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria. The meeting envisioned for scientists from the global south to work together. Prof Liesel Ebersöhn indicated that shared global south characteristics included being postcolonial tradition, as well as using science to inform transformation towards equity and social justice and equitable distribution of resources. Other contextual commonalities include strong indigenous knowledge systems, urban-rural continuum in settlement, as well as traditions in mining and agriculture. The relevance of annual or bi-annual colloquia were discussed.

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